Matei Bejenaru

Born in Suceava, 1963 and lives in Iași

Matei Bejenaru (born 1963) is a visual artist who lives and works in Iaşi, wherehe teaches photography and video art at the “George Enescu” University of Arts. With a group of artists and philosophers from Bejenaru founded The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Iași in 2015, a platform for reflection about photography and moving image and their relationship with the political, social, cultural and economic context. In his projects, through photography, video, performance and inter-media installations, he analyzes how the ways of economic production, technological knowledge, mentalities and lifestyles have changed in the last two decades in the post-communist countries. The Romanian workers’ immigration towards the West was analyzed in his artistic projects Travel Guide and Maersk Dubai, selected for various international exhibitions, like the ones in Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery in London in 2007, The Taipei Biennial in 2008.

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