Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu

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Video still – Killing Hope, (2017), DV, 10’51’’

Video still – Killing Hope, (2017), DV, 10’51’’

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), installation, textile, plastic; variable size

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), installation, textile, plastic; variable size

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 40 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), oil on canvas, 20 x 40 cm

Video still – Life is a Bitch, (2016), digital video, 22'27''

Video still – Life is a Bitch, (2016), digital video, 22'27''

Clinical Architectures for a compositionist future II, (2016), installation view, Borderline Art Space

Clinical Architectures for a compositionist future II, (2016), installation view, Borderline Art Space

Clinical Architectures for a compositionist future II, (2016), installation view, Borderline Art Space

Clinical Architectures for a compositionist future II, (2016), installation view, Borderline Art Space

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), paper collage, 100 x 100 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), paper collage, 100 x 100 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), paper collage, 100 x 100 cm

When Atoms Collide and Disturb Entropy, (2017), paper collage, 100 x 100 cm

Cosmic artefacts, (2017), intstallation, objects; polystyrene, velvet, aluminium tape, mortar, 3 X 40/40/42 cm, installation in Salonul de Proiecte

Cosmic artefacts, (2017), intstallation, objects; polystyrene, velvet, aluminium tape, mortar, 3 X 40/40/42 cm, installation in Salonul de Proiecte

Video still – The Omelet Manifesto, (2015), digital video, 09’04’’

Video still – The Omelet Manifesto, (2015), digital video, 09’04’’

Video still – Film Noir, (2016), digital video, 08'47''

Video still – Film Noir, (2016), digital video, 08'47''

No Hope for a Future, (2015), installation view

No Hope for a Future, (2015), installation view

No Hope for a Future, (2015), installation view

No Hope for a Future, (2015), installation view

Silvia Amancei (born in 1991, Iasi, Romania) & Bogdan Armanu (born in 1991, Timisoara, Romania) is an artist couple living and activating in the city of Iasi, Romania. They graduated BA (2013) and MA (2015) studies at “George Enescu” University of Arts (Faculty of Visual Art and Design) in Iasi, Romania. In the past the artist duo has participated at several international alternative education programs: “Summer School for Engaged Art”, project developed by “Chto Delat?” artistic group at Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation (2015, Berlin, Germany), “Autumn School. The 3 s: the space, the social and the sensorium” at University of Applied Arts (2016, Vienna, Austria).

Working together since 2012, the two artists have materialized a series of solo exhibitions exploring the contemporary paradigm of life “When atoms collide and disturb entropy” (2017, Craiova, Romania), “Return to Spaceship Earth” (2017, Bucharest, Romania), “Talking about the Future” (2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), “Depresion, Uncertainty and Other Symptoms of Mortality” (2016, Lodz, Poland), “In Search for Causes and Realities” (2016, Iasi, Romania), “Clinical Architectures for a Compositionist Future (Part II)” (2016, Iasi, Romania), “Constellations of Desires” (2016, Iasi, Romania), “(No)Future” (2015, Eckernförde, Germany), “No Hope For a Future” (2015, Iasi, Romania), “Metropia” (2014, Iasi, Romania).

Their works have been present in numerous collective exhibitions from which the most noteworthy are: “Odessa Biennial” (2017, Odessa, Ukraine) “Ways of using absence” 2nd Timisoara Art Encounters Biennale (2017, Timisoara, Romania) “Message in a bottle”(2017, São Miguel, Portugal), “Non-Fictions” (2016, Bucharest, Romania), “In Times of Hope and Unrest” (2015, Bucharest, Romania) “Between Democracies 1989-2014”, (2015, Johannesburg, South Africa), “Appearance & Essence”, 1st Timisoara Art Encounters Biennale (2015, Timisoara, Romania), “Visualcontainer TV”, 28th Instant Video Festival (2015, Marseille, France), “CLOSE-UP” (2015, Prague, Czech Republic).

In the past the artists have been accepted to several artist-in-residence programs “Domino Contemporary Art Space” (2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), “warehouse.industries” (digital residency) “Wschodnia Gallery” (2016, Lodz, Poland), “Club ElectroPutere” (2016, Craiova, Romania), “quartier21 / Museums Quartier”, (2015, Vienna, Austria), “Otte 1, Kunstlerhaus”, (2015, Eckernforde, Germany), “Timisoara Art Encounters Biennial” (2015, Timisoara, Romania), also having video works commissioned by “Salonul de proiecte” (2017, Bucharest, Romania), “CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image” (2016, Iasi, Romania), “ArtycoK.tv” (2015, Prague, Czech Republic).