Photography workshop – lecture with the artist Bogdan Gîrbovan

Saturday, 22nd June 2019, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Art Encounters Foundation Timișoara

As part of his workshop, dedicated to professionals from multinational companies, Bogdan Gîrbovan will present his artistic projects, the diverse experience he has accumulated and the equipment he uses. We hope this workshop will spark a dialogue, which will continue with a series of presentations dedicated to photography, in which participants are encouraged to reflect on this means of visual expression and put into practice the approaches presented by some of the leading Romanian artists, whose work is focused on contemporary photography.

Bogdan Gîrbovan (b. 1981) is especially known for his series of photographs, which he developed over time, always approaching a subject of study relevant to recent history, whether we are talking about the urban community and the rural life in Romania, or the social hierarchies and power relations in today’s institutions. Exhibitions (selection): Life a User’s Manual, Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (2017); 10/1, FF Gallery – Forum photos, Łódź Design Festival (2016, solo); Few Were Happy with their Condition, Gallery 400, Chicago (2016); ESPY Photography Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (2014); Bucharest. A Paradoxical City, PHotoEspaña, Museo de la Ciudad, Madrid (2011); Romanian Police Hierarchy, Galeria Posibilă, Bucharest (2011, solo); Ne tourne pas la tête!, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris (2010); 10/1, Atelier 35, Bucharest (2010, solo); 5@14, Draft One Project Gallery, Bucharest (2009, Solo); RO Archive, Futura Gallery/Karlin Studios, Prague (2008).

The course is part Art Encounters Foundation’s program, CAMP – CONTEMPORARY ART MEETING POINT, a platform for dialogue and public engagement in the knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art. Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN). The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN. AFCN is not to be held responsible for the content of the project, nor for the ways in which the results of the project might be used. Those are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.