Hortensia Mi-Kafchin

“My subjects are barriers that keep Nothingness at bay, an illusion on which I work day after day, belief in magic or science, a rampart the same as metempsychosis, but separated by the romantic filter through which I view things. The Art Encounters residency provided me with a new outlook on Timișoara, and the innovative spirit of the city inspires me. Technology is humankind’s second nature; the Internet flavours our present age, My practice is based on technological, medical, astronomical innovations, and Timișoara in its turn plays a part in the IT crescendo, and this is why I experience the city in a fraternal way. To me it counts that I am in the company of wonderful people who are actively contributing to the construction of a solid, stable arts ecosystem in Romania, and being part of this landscape is a privilege. ”
Hortensia Mi Kafchin

Hortensia Mi Kafchin (b. 1986) lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca. In her work she practices a surreal, narrative figuration through the filter of many personal transitions: where science becomes spirituality; where man becomes woman. Her works are part of numerous collections from prestigious institutions like Centre Pompidou, Collection Deutsche Telekom, Hort Family Collection, Ludwig Museum. Exhibitions (selection): Ex-East. Past and recent stories of the Romanian avant-garde, Espace Niemeyer, Paris (2019); La Brique, The Brick, Cărămida, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Paris (2019); BioPerversity, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin: Chronicles of My Fantastic Banality, BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery, Nowy Sącz (2016, solo); Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara (2015); Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin: Immortals Have Fun, Crystal, Stockholm (2013, solo).

Hortensia Mi-Kafchin, The Alchemy of the Alter Body, 2013