Approved: 16.08.2006

Florin Ungureanu

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2006-2008

British/Romanian Artist. Received the British Citizenship in 2011.

Born on 1st March 1971 in Iasi, Romania.

Lives and works in London, England, United Kingdom since 2003.

The artist has lived and worked in Verona and Lake Garda, Italy, August 5th 1998 until October 27th 2003, travelling and visiting Venice, Padua, Bologna,

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  • Location: London
  • Categories: Architecture, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
 

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    Biography

    MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2006-2008 British/Romanian Artist. Received the British Citizenship in 2011. Born on 1st March 1971 in Iasi, Romania. Lives and works in London, England, United Kingdom since 2003. The artist has lived and worked in Verona and Lake Garda, Italy, August 5th 1998 until October 27th 2003, travelling and visiting Venice, Padua, Bologna, Milan, Florence and Rome. He is fluent in English, Italian and Romanian. Artist statement My work explores the concepts of power, politics, history, identity and death through irony and humour. I am interested in how they influence beliefs and perceptions by altering and subverting them. From here derives the desire to further explore the need for uncertainty and the metaphysical loneliness of the human being, addressing such issues as solitude, amnesia, memory, suppression, doubt and the sublime.

    CV & Education

     

    Qualifications and training

    2008 - MFA Fine Art , Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

    2007 - Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 6NW

    1997 - BFA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, The "George Enescu" University of Arts (formerly known as "George Enescu" Academy of Fine Arts), Iasi, Romania

     

    Solo exhibitions

    2012 - 2013 Strawberries and no Cream: Ceausescu's 1978 visit to London, Ratiu Foundation London / Romanian Cultural Centre London, Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6EQ

    2012 - Monuments to Uncertainty, ASC Window Space, Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8EQ, UK

    2008 - Small Monuments to Uncertainty, The Gallery, Goldsmiths Students' Union, Goldsmiths, University of London, Dixon Road, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

    1997 - Florin Ungureanu - Solo Show, French Cultural Centre, Iasi, Romania

     

    Group exhibitions

    2015 The London Salon of Romanian Art, at The Romanian Embassy / Romanian Cultural Institute in 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH London

    2014 VIC Very Important Chair Project, Curated by Alexandru Noe Popovici, Chateau de Pont Chevron, Ouzouer-sur-Trezee 45250, France

    2014 New Generations: Alumni Show 1860 - 2014 "George Enescu" University of Arts Iasi, The Royal Foundation Galleries, The University Central Library "Mihai Eminescu" Iasi, Romania. Curated by Lector Univ Dr Cristian Ungureanu

    2013 SUMMER EXHIBITION, Royal Academy of Arts London, Small Weston Room, Curated by Professor Humphrey Ocean RA, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

    2013 - The Xmas BOGOF, WW Wilson Williams Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8DX

    2013 - VIC Very Important Chair Project, Curated by Alexandru Noe Popovici, Paris, France, http://www.veryimportantchair.com/index.html

    2013 - Group Show curated by Sarita Jepps & Kirsty Harris, at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, 25 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3M 5AD

    2013 - VAMALGAM 6 (Portrait of V&A Director Martin Roth), V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL London

    2013 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Royal Academy of Arts London, Small Weston Room, Curated by Professor Humphrey Ocean RA, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

    2012 - VAMALGAM 5, V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL London

    2012 - Axisweb at LONDON ART FAIR 18th-22nd January 2012, in the Art Projects, Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1

    2012 - NOTICE, curated by Mona Casey, ARTicle Gallery, The School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX, UK, Birmingham

    2012 - The Xmas BOGOF, , WW Wilson Williams Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8DX

    2011 - Afternoon Tea: WW Gallery at the 54th Venice Biennale, The Quaffers Pavilion, 1960 Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    2011 - Debut Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2 5RT

    2011 - East Wing Nine, EXHIBITIONISM:The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN

    2011 - Vivienne Westwood's 100 Days of Active Resistance, Day 45, http://ar100days.com, London

    2010 - 9 SHEDS, Sartorial Contemporary Art, 26 Argyle Square London WC1H 8AP

    2010 - Austerity Xmas BOGOF, WilsonWilliams Gallery, 30 Queensdown Rd, London E5 8NN

    2010 - DIAL HISTORY, with Dzenana Hozic, Florin Ungureanu, Peter Donaldson, Curated by Anthony Gross, The Old Police Station, 114 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG

    2010 - East Wing Collection Nine, EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN

    2010 - Florin "dropped some work" in Michael Landy's ART BIN, SLG South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

    2010 - Vivienne Westwood's 100 Days of Active Resistance, http://ar100days.com, Day 45, London

    2009 - SUMMER EXHIBITION 2009, Royal Academy of Arts London, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

    2009 - The Event '09: The Space Between, Surrounds our Desire, Curated by Mona Casey, 119 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5, UK

    2009 - VAMALGAM 4 , V&A Victoria and Albert Museum London, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL London

    2009 - Viking Mountain Funeral, The Celestial Suitcase, Curated by Eric Ayotte & Kathleen Smith , 476 Jefferson Street No.203, Brooklyn NY 11237 United States of America

    2008 - MFA 'Master of Fine Art' Show , Goldsmiths, University of London, Ben Pimlott Building, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

    2008 - Saatchi Online Top10, Chosen by Bill Roberts, Writer based in London, and a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art London, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/, 30 June-6 July 2008

    2008 - Salon 08, Matt Roberts Arts & VINEspace, Selectors: Andrea Tarsia, Head of Exhibitions and Projects, Whitechapel Gallery; Cath Ferguson, artist, writer, lecturer; Kate Jones, collector and patron, 25a Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 9DG

    2008 - SUMMER EXHIBITION , Royal Academy of Arts, Gallery IV Curated by Humphrey Ocean RA, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

    2007 - End of the Year Show, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

    2007 - Saatchi Online Top 10, Chosen by Rebecca Wilson, Editor of Your Gallery/Saatchi Online Magazine, London 2007

    2007 - SHIFTING STATES, at BEARSPACE, 152 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ

    2007 - Short listed for CELESTE ART PRIZE 2007, The Old Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

    2007 - Silent Debate Goldsmiths INTERIM SHOW 2007, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

    2007 - ZOO ART FAIR , Saatchi Stand, Selected by Rebecca Wilson, Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EX

    2006 - Goldsmiths Art Auction, Chelsea Arts Club, London

    2006 - THE GREAT ART FAIR, Alexandra Palace, London

    2001 - "Romanian Artists in Italy", Romanian Institute for Culture and Research, Venice, Italy

    2000 - "Icons, 12 Bisantine Paintings", Abbey of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Italy

    2000 - Cupola Gallery, Iasi, Romania

    2000 - IncorniciArte Gallery, Verona, Italy

    1999 - IncorniciArte Gallery, Verona, Italy

    1997 BFA Fine Art Graduation Show, The George Enescu University of Arts, Iasi, Romania

    1996 - Victoria Gallery, Iasi, Romania

    1995 - "Student Fest", The Huniade Museum, Timisoara, Romania

    1994 - "Student Fest", The Banat Museum, Timisoara, Romania

    1993 - "Student Fest", University of Timisoara, Romania

     

    Residencies

    1998 - Burgakademie, Volkswagen Concern, Neuhaus, Wolfsburg, Germany

     

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    1996 - Won First Prize at "Painting Contest for Young Painters", Dominus Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

     

    Educational experience - tertiary 2001 - Assistant Professor, The "George Enescu" University of Arts, Iasi, Romania

    1999 - Fluent in English, Italian and Romanian, The "George Enescu" University of Arts, Iasi , Romania

     

    Publications

    2013 - Adrian Aldea's Art Collection, Editura ART XXI Publishing House, 2013, Iasi, Romania

    2012 - LONDON ART FAIR 2012, Upper Street Events Ltd, 58 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 9PP

    2011 - Afternoon Tea: Works on Paper, WW Gallery at the 54th Venice Biennale, Designed by Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams, Printed by WW Projects Ltd London

    2011 - DAY 45 in Vivienne Westwood's 100 DAYS OF ACTIVE RESISTANCE, Damiani editore, Bologna, Italy

    2010 - EastwingNine:EXHIBITIONISM, The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House Strand, London WC2R ORN, Design: Kevin Helas at rogerlondon.com

    2009 - Hortensiu Aldea's Art Collection, Dana Art Publishing House, Iasi, Romania

    2008 - ART FOR LIFE, Edited by Jacqueline Pruskin, Design:drdesign london

    2008 - MFA 2008 GOLDSMITHS University of London, Edited by Rob Menzer,Vicky Wright, Design:Paulus Dreibholz

    2008 - ROYAL ACADEMY ILLUSTRATED 2008, Edited by Humphrey Ocean RA, Royal Academy of Arts London

    2007 - CELESTE ART PRIZE 2007, Edited by Sara Pearce, Design:Park Studio

    2004 - A Century of Fine Arts in Iasi, by Valentin Ciuca, ART XXI Publishing House, Iasi, Romania

    2000 - Elective Openings, by Valentin Ciuca, Augusta Publishing House, Timisoara, Romania

    2000 - Studios and Openings, by Hortensiu Aldea, Dosoftei Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 2000

     

    Other

    2013 - The Oli Bennett Charitable Trust: Anonymous Art Sale, Westminster School, Little Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1 3PF

    2012 - ArtWiki.org started with the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69 D-10117 Berlin Germany EU http://www.berlinbiennale.de/blog/en/projects/open-call-artwiki-digital-venue-of-the-7th-berlin-biennale-for-contemporary-art-18348

    2012 - Award Nomination ALICE AWARDS 2012 ARTISTIC LANDMARKS IN CONTEMPORARY EXPERIENCE, Alice Society, C/o Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Art bvba, PB 1398,1000 Brussels Belgium

    2012 - PRIVATE COLLECTION, Ratiu Foundation London, England, United Kingdom

    2012 - VAMALGAM 5, V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL London

    2011 - Longlisted for ANTHOLOGY , CharlieSmith London, Selectors: Edward Lucie-Smith, Zavier Ellis, Paul Carey-Kent, Roy Exley, Werner Grub, 336 Old Street London EC1V 9DR, http://zavierellis.blogspot.com/

    2011 - PRIVATE COLLECTION, Roger Walters, London, England, United Kingdom

    2011 - THE EVENT Fundraiser: SILENT AUCTION, BCAF Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum, The Waterside Room, The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham

    2011 - 'The Jennie and Jessie Gunhammar Lupus Trust' Auction, With Christie's Chairman and Auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades, Debut Contemporary , 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2 5RT

    2011 - The Oli Bennett Charitable Trust: Anonymous Art Sale, Westminster School, Little Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PF

    2008 - 'ART FOR LIFE' Auction, With Christie's Chairman and Auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades, The Portico Rooms, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2

     

    PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:


    2012 Ratiu Foundation London, England, United Kingdom


    2011 Roger Walters, London, England, United Kingdom


    1991 Hortensiu Aldea , Iasi, Romania


    1991 Adrian Aldea, Iasi, Romania

    1991 Valentin Ciuca, Iasi, Romania


    Since 1991 works in many private and public collections in : Romania, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, USA, Canada, England, UK.