Mircea Cantor, ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (video still)’, 2012, Biennale of Sydney

19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, 2014

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

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Brussels,
Innocent Materials
2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Placed Someplace with Intent
2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Pallaksh Pallaksh (I don’t know just where I’m going)
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Brussels,
Paravent, Group show
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Brussels,
Dans un monde Magnifique et Furieux, Group show
2015
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
An Autumn Afternoon
2015
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Shibboleth
2013
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Together - Group Show

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Dvir Gallery at Art Basel 2017
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