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About Mircea Cantor

Best known for his evocative, metaphorical videos and mixed-media installations, Mircea Cantor makes work reflective of a broad worldview that is at once optimistic and trenchantly critical. In his works, he examines competing ideologies, war, displacement, the self and the other, and multivalence. Keenly aware of the multitude of meanings that a word or an object can contain, he deliberately mixes materials and uses language playfully, producing poignant, challenging works that defy neat categorization. He also refuses to be neatly defined, as he explains: “We know who we are, so why not go deeper? Let’s stand for something other than our nationality. [. . .] [My] objects speak of the great openness in which we can live today, beyond national categories.” Cantor won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011.

Romanian, b. 1977, Romania, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
5775 (Part II) by Mircea Cantor, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Sequential Strings, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
2015
Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
2015
Mircea Cantor - 5775 (Part I), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
5775 (Part II) by Mircea Cantor, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Mircea Cantor - 5775 (Part I), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Paravent, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2015
An Autumn Afternoon, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Sequential Strings, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
2015
Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
2013
Together - Group Show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
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