Dan Perjovschi

Romanian, b. 1961

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Dan Perjovschi

Romanian, b. 1961

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Internationally acclaimed artist and political activist Dan Perjovschi covers surfaces worldwide—walls, windows, ceilings, doors, floors—with his trenchant, terse cartoons, criticizing current geo-political, social, and cultural crises and customs almost as fast as they form. He began developing his practice on the walls of his own apartment in the early 1980s, when the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu forced him to keep his subversive wit under cover. With the 1989 Romanian revolution, in which he participated, he was unleashed. For Perjovschi, everything is fair game, from the Occupy Wall Street Movement to the hierarchies of the art world to the apparent decline in the quality of Finnish men’s sperm. In his words: “Europe is one of my subjects. Everything else is the other. I look, understand, and visually translate local and global issues. […] I am more time-specific than site-specific.”

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Tate Modern, and 2 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Internationally acclaimed artist and political activist Dan Perjovschi covers surfaces worldwide—walls, windows, ceilings, doors, floors—with his trenchant, terse cartoons, criticizing current geo-political, social, and cultural crises and customs almost as fast as they form. He began developing his practice on the walls of his own apartment in the early 1980s, when the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu forced him to keep his subversive wit under cover. With the 1989 Romanian revolution, in which he participated, he was unleashed. For Perjovschi, everything is fair game, from the Occupy Wall Street Movement to the hierarchies of the art world to the apparent decline in the quality of Finnish men’s sperm. In his words: “Europe is one of my subjects. Everything else is the other. I look, understand, and visually translate local and global issues. […] I am more time-specific than site-specific.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 2 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more