Dan Perjovschi

With piercing irony, Dan Perjovschi negotiates the absurdities and cynicisms of the “brave new world” in his daily drawings, sketched with a few strokes. The drawings comment on current events from around the world as well as general social phenomena or things that affect the artist personally. Perjovschi’s figures and scenarios populate the walls, floors, corridors, and windows of various art institutions. He lives and works in Sibiu and Bucharest.

A building, the outer wall is painted with white and black permanent marker. Various terms and paintings can be seen.

Dan Perjovschi, The Horizontal Newspaper - The Revolution Edition, white and black permanent marker on wall, 35 x 4 m, Sibiu, 2019, photo: Dan Perjovschi, courtesy the artist and FITS The International Theatre Festival Sibiu

Exhibitions include Drawing the World, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2021); Black and White Cape Town Report, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town (2019); The Dakar Drawing, RAW Material Company, Dakar (2016); Jakarta Biennial (2015); Unframed, Kiasma, Helsinki (2013); Hong Kong First, ParaSite, Hong Kong (2011); What Happen to US?, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); I am not Exotic I am Exhausted, Kunsthalle Basel (2007), The Room Drawing, Tate Modern, London (2006); Istanbul Biennial (2005); Naked Drawings, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2005); and Perjovschi, Vanabbe Museum Eindhoven (2005), among many others.

Since 2010, Perjovschi draws the public art project The Horizontal Newspaper in his hometown Sibiu. He received the Rosa Schapire Art Prize in 2016, the European Cultural Foundation/Princess Margriet Award in 2012 (with Lia Perjovschi), and the George Maciunas Prize in 2004.

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