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Ion Grigorescu

Name  Ion Grigorescu

Role  Painter
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Ion Grigorescu (born March 15, 1945 in Bucharest) is a Romanian painter, was one of the first Romanian conceptual artists and advocates of anti-art, postulating a radical consolidation of artistic activities with quotidian life. He is the creator of numerous films, photographic series, and actions recorded on film, as well as drawings and collages that documented both his private life and the passage of the Romanian people from life under communist regimes to the realities of expansive capitalism.


Ion Grigorescu is arguably the most important Romanian artist of the communist period.

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He is represented by Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest and Gregor Podnar Gallery Berlin-Ljubljana.

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Ion grigorescu a video portrait by alex galmeanu

Personal exhibitions - selection

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  • 2013- Trauma of the Exposed Body, prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Church San Matteo, Lucca
  • 2011- Performing History, the Romanian Pavilion at the 54th International exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
  • 2011 - Rome seen with the eyes / Rome invented, with Bogdan Vladuţă, workshop, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest;

  • Grigorescu, galeria Mitterand, Zuerich; Horse, Men Market, (personal) Friedrichshof Sammlung; Grigorescu, Enseigne des Oudin, Paris;

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  • 2010 - Oedipus The Wanderer, Gregor Podnar gallery, Berlin;
  • 2009 - The Poor people are fending for themselves Angels Barcelona;
  • In the Body of the Victim, retrospective Modern Art Museum Warsaw; Lili Dujourie and Ion Grigorescu, Ludlow 38, New York;

  • 2008 - Superpositions, Jean-Gabriel Mitterand Gallery, Paris;
  • Le Temps a modifié les lieux, Enseigne des Oudin, Paris; Retrospective Ion Grigorescu, Artra Gallery, Milano;

  • 2007 - Ressources, with Geta Brătescu, M.N.A.C. Bucharest
  • 2006 - Am Boden, Salzburg, Kunstverein;
  • 2004 - Fotografii recente, Bucuresti, personal exhibition, Galeria Noua, Bucharest
  • 1998 - National Museum of Art, Kretzulescu hall, Bucuresti, personal exhibition
  • 1993 - Mahlzeit für eine tote Kunst, Schauplatz Zeitgenossischer Kunst, Wien
  • Group exhibitions

  • 1981 - São Paulo Biennale, Brasil
  • 1990 - Points East, Third’s Eye Gallery Glasgow,
  • 1991 - Wanderlieder, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • 1994 - São Paulo Biennale, Brasil
  • 1997 - Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion
  • 1998 - Out of Actions, MOCA Los Angeles, Viena, Barcelona, Tokio;
  • Body and the East, Moderna Galertja, Ljubljana

  • 2000 - 2000+Collection, Ljublijana, (curator Zdenka Badovinac)
  • 2001 - Double Life, Generali Foundation Viena,
  • Remedy for Melancholy, Edsvik Art, Sollentuna

  • 2002 - Auf der Suche nach Balkanien, Graz neue Gallerie;
  • In den Schluchten des Balkan, Friedericianum Kassel;

  • 2003 - Prophetic Remix, M.N.A.C. Bucharest;
  • Prophetic Corners, Iaşi

  • 2004 - Bienala Cetinje, Love It or Leave It;
  • Revolutions reloaded, Artra Gallery, Milano; Arteast, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana; Prolog, National Museum Arad, Romania; Formate, Bukarest, Kunsthalle Viena; M.N.A.C., Bucureşti, Vă place palatul Ceauşescu?;

  • 2005 - Lisbon, Gulbenkian Foundation, Paradoxes, Embodying the City;
  • 2006 - Kontakte, colectia Erstebank, MUMOK Wien;
  • Autopoesis, National Gallery Bratislava

  • 2007 - Lund, Kunsthall, Possible in art
  • Documenta 12, Kassel Dadaeast, (Zürich, Praga, Stockholm, Sibiu, Warsaw), Exit memory, desire, October, Artra, Milano

  • 2008 - Crisis, galeria Angels Barcelona
  • 2009 - Subversive Practices, Stuttgarter Kunstverein;
  • Agents et Provocateurs, Dunaujvaros; Gender Check, Ludwigsmuseum Wien

  • 2010 - Subversive practices, Trafo, Budapest;
  • Promesses du Passe, Centre Pompidou; 4th Biennale Berlin; Bienala Bucurestiului, Bucuresti and Stockholm ; Agents and Provocateurs, Hartware Medien Kunstverein, Dortmund; Romanian Art, Leipzig, Spinnerei Frieze Art Fair London

  • 2011 - Out of Place, Tate Modern Gallery, London;
  • Desene, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest; Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion; Ostalgia, New Museum New York;


  • 1998 - Award for the church restoration painting
  • 1998 - Award of the magazine "Cuvantul"
  • 1993 - Award Andrei Cadere
  • 1978, 1989 - Award of the art critics, Romania
  • 1972 - Youth Award Romanian Union of Artists
  • References

    Ion Grigorescu Wikipedia

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