Ciprian Mureşan

(b. 1977, RO)

Portrait of Ciprian Mureşan. / Photo: Kathmandu Triennale.


Ciprian Mureşan, born in 1977 in Dej, Romania, is an artist working and residing in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The Romanian artist is known for his installation, sculpture, video and drawing, marked by a healthy sense of irony, a critical view, an iconoclastic character in touch with history and art history, resulting in artworks which are in fact subtle and smart commentaries with a strong sense of humor.[1]


Being born in communist Romania, Mureşan experienced in Revolution of 1989 and grew up during the aftermath in a country, trying 'to catch up' with modernization and a shaky transition to capitalism. His artistic production is characterized by this post-utopian notion throughout a multidisciplinary practice.


Career facts


The postmodern and conceptual art by Ciprian Mureşan is internationally lauded, resulting in numerous important solo and group shows since his breakthrough around the turn of the millennium. Ever since, Mureşan has exhibited in Germany, the United States, Romania, Austria, Italy and many more.


In 2009 he was part of the 53th Venice Biennale. Further, the Romanian was also part of the Biennale in Sydney and has had shows in major institutions such as Centre Pompidou in Paris or Tate Modern, London. His work features in major public and private collections, for instance the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, The MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, Palais Populaire in Berlin or the Zabludowicz Collection in London.


Mureşan is ranked among the top 1.000 artists globally and top 10 in Romania on Artfacts.[2]


Ciprian Mureşan books – Selected bibliography


Further reading on Ciprian Mureşan includes an exhibition catalogue of the Romanian Pavilion at the 53th Venice Biennale, titled The Seductiveness of the Interval: Romanian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale or, on a monographic publication on his drawings, Muresan: Drawings 2015-2004.


Selected works – 2004-2019

Ciprian Mureşan, Debandadă istorică, 2019. Installation view. Courtesy of Nicodim Gallery.



Ciprian Mureşan, Le grand alpha de la peinture 2, 2016. Pencil on paper – 55 × 73 cm. Courtesy of Galleria Plan B.



Ciprian Mureşan, Dead Weight, 2013. Etchings, plywood, mahogany61 × 71.1 × 61 cm. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.



Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Monks), 2011. Edition 5/5 + 2AP. Courtesy of Galerie Plan B.



Ciprian Mureşan, The end of a five-year plan, 2004. Various mediavariable dimensions. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.




Published online on 10/12/2020 by Contemporary Art Issue

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Notes:

[1] Nicodmin Gallery, Ciprian Muresan at http://www.nicodimgallery.com/artists/ciprian-muresan consulted 17/11/2020. [2] Artfacts, Ciprian Mureşan at https://artfacts.net/artist/ciprian-muresan/55968 consulted 17/11/2020.


List of illustrations: Portrait of Ciprian Mureşan. / Photo: Kathmandu Triennale. Ciprian Mureşan, Debandadă istorică, 2019. Installation view. Courtesy of Nicodim Gallery. Ciprian Mureşan, Le grand alpha de la peinture 2, 2016. Pencil on paper – 55 × 73 cm. Courtesy of Galleria Plan B. Ciprian Mureşan, Dead Weight, 2013. Etchings, plywood, mahogany61 × 71.1 × 61 cm. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery. Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Monks), 2011. Edition 5/5 + 2AP. Courtesy of Galerie Plan B. Ciprian Mureşan, The end of a five-year plan, 2004. Various mediavariable dimensions. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.


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