Art Fights Corona - Artists React to the Pandemic - Works & Talks Series | E5/8: MIHAI ZGONDOIU
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
In the middle of the pandemic, artists are finding countless ways to continue their practice and lift our spirits. Eight Romanian artists have taken our challenge with the kind of ingenuity one would expect from highly creative minds and are ready to share with us and the world, every week, how the current situation impacts them and their artistic imagination. The next guest in our ART FIGHTS CORONA series is polyvalent artist and art director, Mihai Zgondoiu, a visual thinker whose artwork proclaims the illuminating power of interwoven mediums and approaches.
Mihai Zgondoiu (b. 1982), aka Zgondy, is an independent artist, curator and gallerist with a PhD in visual arts whose prodigious art career is reflected in thought-provoking and visually stimulating projects. Since 2014, he is an associate lecturer at the National University of Arts in Bucharest and from 2018 he also teaches at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara. Zgondy’s artistic concerns are polyvalent as his visual practices as artist and art director interweave into a multidimensional space where a variety of thoughts and ideas coexist. As an art director, he initiated and coordinated the project „Atelier 030202”, a contemporary art gallery in Bucharest, which opened in 2019. He was the co-curator of the „geamMAT” gallery of the Art Museum in Timisoara (2012 - 2014) and co-curator of the „Atelier in transition” artist run space (2009 -2013). In 2017, Zgondy won the Romanian Union of Visual Artists Award for “Art in the Public Space” and in 2019 the Jeune Création Europeenne (JCE) Contemporary Art Biennale Award (Romanian section).
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