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Adi Matei

Adi Matei

area: Media Art

© Adi Matei

© Adi Matei

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© Stefan Jammer

Key Facts




Media Art



recommending institution Stiftung

time period

September 2013 - September 2013

MFA 2006 Visual art University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca
BFA 2004 Sculpture University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca

Grants / Fellowships

2012 Bourse ‘’Constantin Brancusi‘’ Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2010 Henkel prize Romania
2004 L’École Regionale des Beaux-Arts scolarship, Nantes, France

Exhibitions / Screenings
Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Atelier Ouvert, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2012: Under A Tinsel Sun MOON SHUFFLE - solo show, Galeria de Arta Contemporana Sibiu, Romania
IN OUT Festival, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre Gdansk, Poland
I AM HURT – Entrepot Fictief, Galerie Jan Colle, wzw, Gent, Belgium
Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania
Artist survival kit – galerie Jan Dhaese, Gent, Belgium
Projection, A3 Collectif Paris: Station de metro Europe, Paris;  Cafe Falk, Brno; Espace APR, Berlin; Festival Videoholica, Varna; Temp d’images, Cluj-Napoca
Die welten neuzumachen – Ferula space, Sibiu
Painting brush factory performance, Cluj-Napoca
Sculpture symposium, Capus, Cluj- Napoca
Oberbayerische Bezirk, Freising, Germany
The Map: Navigating the Present - Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Bucharest Biennale 3 - Bucharest Biennale for Contemporary Art, Bucharest
Assez Loin, Espace Cosmopolis, Nantes, France
Shoe Polish, Atas Gallery, Cluj-Napoca

Artist residencies

2012    Kulturkontakt, Vienna
            Krinzinger Projecte, Petomihalyfa, Hungary
            Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2011    Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris
            Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw       
2008    Oberbayerische Bezirk Residency, Freising, Germany


During the residency I will continue working on a series of short video stories for a project started in Vienna in 2012.


I spent a month in Vienna visiting the Museums and the exhibitions around, working on old projects and developing some new ideas. As there was not much time for a new body of work but enough for dialogue and connections, I also meet some artist friends living in Vienna or coming in residencies from other parts of the world.  Together we’ve enjoyed the autumn exhibitions in Vienna, exploring the public, commercial or underground galleries of the city. The residency was really interesting for me as I met new people and saw new things, thus I am sure that some of the ideas developed in the residency will most probably have an echo in my future projects and exhibitions.

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