ARTIST NAME Arnold Estefan
TEAM NAME Benera / Estefan
GROUP Group XLI, Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
DISCIPLINE Architecture
BIO Born 1978 in Targu Secuiesc, Covasna, Romania
Lives in Bucharest, Romania


Art, National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania

Selected Solo Exhibitions

- “Under the Current Circumstances,” IG Bildende Kunst Gallery, Vienna, Austria

- “We Were So Few and So Many Of Us Are Left,” Budapest, Hungary
- “Compensation for the Lack of Resources,” Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
- “We Were So Few and So Many Of Us Are Left,” Bucharest, Romania

- “Pacta sunt Servanda, Teatru Spalatorie, Chisinau, Moldova

- “Catedra de Istorie Temporara,” Magma Contemporary Art Space, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania

Group Exhibitions

- “GLOBALE: Global Control and Censorship,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
- “Austeria,” BWA Sokol, Nowy Sącz, Poland
- “Our Land/Alien Territory,” special project of 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
- “The School of Kyiv” – The Biennale, Kiev, Ukraine
- “Ideas for Change,” 1st 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. New Romanian Art,” 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 PORTAL, Maribor, Slovenia
- “Waiting Spaces,” Public Art Festival, Timisoara, Romania
- “Like a Bird. Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art,”, Bucharest, Romania
- “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

- “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, Netherlands
- “Art or Life: aesthetics and biopolitics,” curated by vienna 2012, Vienna, Austria

- “BIEFF,” Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania


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

- Henkel Art Award Romania (winner)
- Henkel Art Award Central and Eastern Europe, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (nomination)

Selected curatorial 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 framework of Thessaloniki Biennale 3, Thessaloniki, 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

Residencies and Scholarships

- 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 pages 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
Arnold Estefan portrait
© Arnold Estefan
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