Mircea Cantor is a Romanian artist whose work is attracting increasing international attention. He works in a wide variety of media including video and photography and constantly investigates the conventions of image and object making.
He often prods us to remember that immigration, national identity and wealth are pressing issues worldwide and that the experiences of the individual differ enormously. Whilst Cantor’s visualising often combines layered meanings and questions, he uses multi-sensory techniques that amplify the emotional resonance of the work.
Born in Romania in 1977, Cantor studied film and video in his homeland before moving to France as a postgraduate. He now divides his time between Romania and Paris.
Solo exhibitions in 2007 include A free smile, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, (USA); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Panorámica, Mexico, D.F. and Ciel Variable, FRAC Champagne Ardennes, France. In 2006 – The title is the last thing, Philadelphia Museum of Art, (USA); Burn to be Burnt, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy and The landscape is changing, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.