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Lucian Bran (b. 1981) lives and works in Bucharest. He graduated the Photography class, MA (2015) and BA (2009), of the National University of Arts, Bucharest. His interdisciplinary approach to landscape photography uses cynicism and sentimentality to subvert the ideological constructions shaping how we see our place within the societal world. His trademarks are selfreflexive photographic series which focus on the medium’s contribution to the material culture of global and local geographical imagination. His photographic installations are sometimes accompanied by objects that supplement the aura of the work. Selected solo exhibitions: From Centuries Ago to Eons to Come, ElectroPutere Gallery (2021), Săgeată, floare, foc, Borderline Art Space, Iasi (2019), Borrowed Territories, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest (2015), Back to Wellhead, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Krakow Photomonth – Show OFF, Krakow (2014). Selected group exhibitions: Landschaft, die sich erinnert, MNAC, Bucharest (2018), Landschaft, Fotogalerie Wien, Wien (2018) Space Is Not The Final Frontier, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (2016), Events With No Cause, CAMERA PLUS Biennale, Iași (2016), Mulhouse 015 Biennale, Mulhouse, France (2015). Awards and Residencies: Plat(t)form – Fotomuseum Winterthurn (2019), Shortlisted for The New East Photo Prize, Calvert Foundation (2016) and nominee for The Unseen, ING Talent Award (2016).

Bibliography:
Artist books:
• Săgeata, floare, foc, published by CDFD Grants, (2018)
• Borrowed Territories, published by Galeria Posibila, (2016)

Publications:
• Romanian Contemporary Art 2010–2020 / Rethinking the Image of the World: Projects and Sketches, ed. Hatje Kantz, (2020)
• Remembering Landscape, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Sint-Lukas Gallery Brussel & Snoeck, (2018)
• OPEN CALLS 2011-2016, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, (2016)
• Archivo Zine, Autumn Issue, no 6, Peripheries, Bucharest, (2013)

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