Biography

 

Dan Acostioaei (born 1974) lives and works in Iaşi, Romania. He is a visual artist and he holds a teaching position at University of Arts ”George Enescu” in Iaşi.
Alongside a group of artists and philosophers from Iasi and felow visual artist Matei Bejenaru, Acostioaei is a founding member of Vector Association. Since 2001 this artist run institution promoted and supported the local emerging contemporary art scene and organised the Periferic Biennial in Iasi, Romania.
Acostioaei's works focus on the identity models of the Romanian society in transition and on the ideological boundaries between the economic sphere and the conditions of artistic production within former Eastern Bloc.
His projects were exhibited în One Sixth of the Earth - Ecologies of Image, MUSAC, Leon, Spain (2012), Transitland: videoart in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2010), Illuminations, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, U.K. (2007).

Education:
1999 - 2001: MFA, "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi, Romania
1992 -1998: BFA, "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi

Studies and residencies abroad:
2013, January: Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2011, July-August: Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy
2006, Octomber-Noovember: CEC ArtsLink, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, U.S.A.
2006, July-September: Artist in Residence, Platform, Vaasa, Finlanda
2004, January-March: Kulturkontakt Artist in Residence Program, Vienna, Austria
2002, August-September: Residency at <rotor>, Graz, Austria
1999, February- July, scholarship at Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, U.K.

Teaching experience:
Since 2005: Lecturer, "G. Enescu" University of Art in Iasi, Romania, Fine Arts Faculty
1999-2004: Assistant Professor, "G. Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi, Romania, Fine Arts
Faculty.

Studies and residencies abroad:
2013, January: Artist in Residence, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2011, July-August: Artist in Residence, Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy
2006, Octomber-Noovember: Artist in Residence, CEC ArtsLink, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, U.S.A.
2006, July-September: Artist in Residence, Platform, Vaasa, Finland
2004, January-March: Artist in Residence, Kulturkontakt Artist in Residence Program, Vienna, Austria
2002, August-September: Artist in Residence, at <rotor>, Graz, Austria

Selected solo exhibitions:
2013, October: "What Goes Around", Galeria Theodor Pallady , Iaşi, Romania
2012, October: "Trial/Proces", Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst, Münster, Germany
2011, August: "Alien Ties", Little Gallery, Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy
2006, October: "Vaasa by Night", Platform Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
2006, August: “Pod Bereosinkoy”, Platform Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
2005, June: "Vanishing Points", Vector Gallery, Iasi, Romania
2004, July: "Mythologies", Cupola Gallery, Iasi, Romania
2003, May: Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2002, November: "DERO", Cupola Gallery, Iasi, Romania

Selected group exhibitions:
2015, January: salonvideo_SUBmissions, MAGMA Contemporary Medium, Sf. Gheorghe, Romania
2014, October: SALON VIDEO ]hiatus[, Arad Museum of Art, Arad, Romania
2013, November 21 – February 15 2014, Black Sea Calling, HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
2013, December 6th - 22nd, SALON VIDEO - Noțiuni de Metodă / Matters of Method, Galeriile Fundației Regale, BCU, Iaşi, Romania
2012, November 3rd - April 7th 2013: “One Sixth of the Earth - Ecologies of Image”, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germania2012, November: “One Sixth of the Earth - Ecologies of Image”, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012, January: “One Sixth of the Earth - Ecologies of Image”, MUSAC, Leon, Spain
2011, May: “Artists' Film Club: Matei Bejenaru and Dan Acostioaei”, Institute for Contemporary Art, Londra, U.K.
2011, May: “Vector”, Vienna Art Fair, Viena, Austria
2011, March: “Body under surveillance”, Victoria Art Center for Contemporary Cultural
Production, Bucharest, Romania
2011, February: “Vector Association at Western Front”, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
2010, November: “Regards projetés – Roumanie ”, Espace Apollonia, Strasbourgh, France
2010, November: “Badly Happy: Pain, Pleasure and Panic in Recent Romanian Art”, The
Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2010, May: "Romanian Pavilion", HotShoe Gallery, London, U.K.
2010, March: "Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia", Madrid, Spain.
2010, March: "Videografías del Este", Spanish Cultural Centre, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
2009, September: "NOT FOR SALE" Collection, Bursa Marfurilor - The Ark, Bucharest, Romania
2009, July: “Grenzenlos”, Centrul Naţional al Dansului, Bucharest, Romania
2009, March: "ULU | contemporary art", Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
2009, February: "Portraits of the Artists as Young Artists", Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2009, February: "Let us be us", Emil Filla Gallery, Usti Nad Labem, Check Republic
2008, October: "Young Artists Biennial", Dalles Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2008, September: "We know the smell but not the taste", Galerie Baer, Dresden, Germany
2008, June: "L’Art en Europe", Pommery Gallery, Reims, France
2008, April: "Dreisprung", Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Germany
2007, December: "Illuminations", Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, U.K.
2007, October: "...not figments of a madman's imagination...": the Uncanny in Contemporary
Romanian Video", Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2007, March: ”Fabrica”, French Cultural Centre, Iasi, Romania
2006, December: "The Other City", Trafó Gallery, Budapesta, Ungaria
2006, December: "Legal Aliens", Smack Mallon Gallery, Brooklyn - New York, U.S.A.
2006, November: "Misdemeanor", Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, U.S.A.
2006, July: "Hot/Cold - Summer Loving", Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland
2006, May: "New Europe, New Video", The Kitchen Art Gallery, NewYork, U.S.A.
2006, May: "Runaway", SPACE / Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005, December: "Staging Idioms. A documentary installation", within "Private Investigations. Research, Acquisition and Processing of Knowledge in Contemporary Art Practices", Stadtturmgalerie, Innsbruck, Austria
2005, November: "Brief Encounters", 11th Bristol International Short Film Festival, Watershed Cinema 3, Bristol, U. K.
2005, November: "Serial Cases", Center for Contemporary Central European Art, Faculty of Art and Design, J. E. Purkyne University Usti nad Labem - Czech Republic, Centar za Nove Medije, Novi Sad - Serbia and Montenegro, The Red House - Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia -Bulgaria, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon - Israel, <rotor> at Forum Stadtpark, Graz - Austria, NOMAD at Istanbul Bilgi Univesity, Istanbul - Turkey, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb -Croatia, Vector Gallery, Iasi – Romania
2005, November: "Irreducible", Bronxmuseum, New York, U.S.A.
2005, November: "In Between", Dealul Frumos, Centre for Study the Vernacular Architecture, Sibiu, Romania
2005, October: "Post Industrial Carnival", Flight 19, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
2005, September: "Beograd nekad i sad" (Belgrade, Past and Present), Prodajna Gallery,
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
2005, September: "No significant incidents to report", Galeria Noua, Bucharest, Romania
2005, June: "Irreducible", Miami Art Central, Miami, U.S.A.
2005, June: "Prague Biennale 2", Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Check Republic
2005, April: "Cover Story", Display Gallery, Prague, Check Republic
2005, February: "Docu fiction", Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2005, January: "Irreducible", CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2004, October: "Against Space", Dinamo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2004, October: "New Europe, New Video", Tate Modern, London, Great Britain
2004, October: "The way the world is", Turkish Bath, Iasi, Romania
2004, July: "SHAKE NIGHT", MNAC / Kalinderu Media Lab, Bucharest, Romania
2004, July: "Rhetorical Situations", Cupola Gallery, Iasi, Romania
2004, May: "Revolutions Reloaded", Play Gallery , Berlin, Germany
2004, April: "Revolutions Reloaded", Artra Gallery, Milan, Italy
2004, January: "New Europe, New Video", The Renaissance Society, Chicago, U.S.A.
2003, June: "Prague Biennale", Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Check Republic
2003, May: "Video P6", French Cultural Center from Iasi, Romania
2002, March: ">", Eforie Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2001, September: "H8fulworld", (web performance) Maribor, Slovenia
2001, September: "Umetnost bije umetnost" (Art beats Art), Konkordia Gallery, Vrsac, Serbia
2001, June: "Periferic 5", Turkish Bath from Iasi, Romania
2000, May: "Periferic 4", Turkish Bath from Iasi, Romania

Teaching experience:
Since 2005: Lecturer, "G. Enescu" University of Art in Iasi, Romania, Fine Arts Faculty
1999-2004: Assistant Professor, "G. Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi, Romania, Fine Arts
Faculty.

Education:
1999 - 2001: MFA, "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi, Romania
1992 -1998: BFA, "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iasi


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