TEAM NAME Benera / Estefan
GROUP Group XLI, Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
DISCIPLINE Architecture
BIO Born 1977 in Constanta, Romania
Lives in Bucharest, Romania


Art, National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania
Art History & Theory, National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania

Selected Exhibitions

- “The School of Kyiv,” The Biennale, Kiev, Ukraine
2015 “Our Land / Alien Territory,” special project of 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
- “GLOBALE: Global Control and Censorship,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
- “Under the current circumstances...,” IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria (solo show)
- “Austeria,” BWA Sokol, Nowy Sącz, Poland
- “Walking Without Footprints,”, Bratislava, Slovakia
- “Ideas for Change,” Vienna Biennale, MAK, Vienna, Austria
- “Check Your Head!,” Off Biennale Budapest, Hungary
- “Embodied Resilience,”, Berlin, Germany
- “Pocket Revolutions,” Korea Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
- “Private Nationalism,” Open Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

- “Der Brancusi-Effekt,” Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
- “Sights and Sounds. Global Film and Video”, The Jewish Museum, New York, United States
- “Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk,” Upominki, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- “A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue,” CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
- “Art Under a Dangerous Star: The Responsibilty of Art”,, Budapest, Hungary
- “Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, public art event, Cluj and Timisoara, Romania
- “Mundus vadit retro,” Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia
- “Spatii in Asteptare /Waiting Spaces,” Public Art Festival, Timisoara, Romania
- “Like a Bird. Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art,”, Bucharest, RO
- “Private Nationalism,” m 21 Gallery, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, Hungary

- “Mom, am I barbarian?,” 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
- “Like a Bird. Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art,” Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- “oeconomy, an already tumultuous landscape where phantasms cross,” Oberwelt, Stuttgart, Germany
- “Video a-i-r,” Galerie ArtPoint, Vienna, Austria
- “Days of Labour, Nights of Leisure –Art as the Disruption of Everyday Life,” Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- “Come and Go,” Swiss Embassy, Vienna, Austria
- “Measures of Saving the World,” < rotor >, Graz, Austria
- “We were so few and so many of us are left,” Budapest, Hungary (solo show)
- “We were so few and so many of us are left,” Bucharest, Romania (solo show)
- “Compensation for the Lack of Resources,” Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (solo show)

- “Intense Proximity.” La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- “Winning Hearts and Minds,” lecture performance within the project conducted by Critical Art Ensemble at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
- “Global fara globalizare. De la matematica pana în China,” Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania
- “Inexactly This,” Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- “Art or Life: aesthetics and biopolitics”, curated by_vienna 2012, Vienna, Austria
- “Pacta sunt Servanda,” Teatru Spalatorie, Chisinau, Moldova (solo project)

- “Navigating London's Lost Rivers,” Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom
- “BIEFF”, Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
- “Catedra de Istorie Temporara,” Magma Contemporary, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania


- “Create Your Bucharest!” 1st Vienna Biennale, MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria (special prize)

- Henkel Art Award Romania (winners)
- Henkel Art Award Central and Eastern Europe, mumok Museum, Vienna, Austria (nomination)

Selected Projects within the framework of Centre for Visual Introspection

- “The Imaginary Institution,” La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- “The Imaginary Institution,” “Inexactly This,” Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

- “Self Publishing in Times of Freedom and Repression,” lectures and workshop, CVI Bucharest, Romania
- “Inventory,” within the project of Archive Kabinett Berlin, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece

- “Where Art Does Take Place in the End Times?,” Caminul Cultural, Bucharest, Romania
- “Making Off,” CVI, Bucharest, Romania

- “Ars Telefonica,” public art project, Bucharest, Romania


- AIR Krems, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

- KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria

Selected Publications, artist books and contributions

- “River Ecologies: Contemporary Art and Environmental Humanities on the Danube,” published by Translocal Institute, Budapest, Hungary

- “38,88%,” published by pplus4 Association and Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
- “From object to subject,” IDEA art + society, nr. 44 (24 page insert), Cluj, Romania

- “Bucharest: Matter & History. The public monument and its discontents” (author Anca Benera), published by ICR, Bucharest, Romania
- “Hard Edit. Self Publishing in Times of Freedom and Repression,” publication published by CVI Bucharest, Romania
Anca Benera portrait
© Anca Benera
El Mirage
El Mirage image
© MAK Center / Joshua White

Project Details...
Elke Delugan-Meissl
Christian Höller
Marko Lulic
Kimberli Meyer
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein
Phillip Van den Bossche