Andrei Timofte (born 1988, Bucharest) lives and works as an artist, designer and teaching asistant in Iasi, Romania. He has a doctorate degree in visual arts, at the “Faculty of Fine Arts and Design”, University of Arts “George Enescu”, Iasi, where he developed a theoretical thesis and an artistic research project on the topic of The Social Factory of Desire: Work and Cultural Memory of the Creative Industries after the 90s. Since 2010 he has been an active member of the SATellite group (Social Artistic Tendency) and he recently joined Satelit – a cultural production NGO. In 2020 he participated in the fourth edition of the ElectroPutere AIR 2020 residency program, organized by Club Electroputere, as part of the Re-altering Reality project (curated by Cătălin Gheorghe), Craiova. In 2017 he participated together with the writer Ovid Pop in the Artist-in-Residence residency program Q21 organized by MuseumsQuartier (Vienna, Austria), with a scholarship supported by tranzit.org.
His artistic practice combines dreams, past ‘marking’ experiences and futuristic fantasies in order to translate into a hybrid representation of multiple reality negotiated through emphatic acceptance. Through various mediums, he is interested in the overlap between cultural production and local space policies and its capacity to influence the urban public sphere or rural areas that are visited and revised over longer periods.

He is concerned with ways in which cultural design and branding affect daily life and can be used as constructive practices for human emancipation. Since 2010, he designed several books, posters, visual identities, websites, postcards, and other visual materials for art producers or ngo’s such as tranzit.ro/ Iași, unuplusunu, satelit, asociația producție în artă, uctrr, thefutureofmemory, FAVD*(MuralArt), etc.. His design work is usually created together with the various cultural workers involved in the projects.

RECENT WORK:

Salvând fișiere/ Saving files, contribution to Colecția Viitoare/ Future Collection, curated by Livia Pancu, tranzit.ro/ Iași, aparte gallery, Jassy (RO), 2021

Contribution to STRUCTURI ȘI INFRASTRUCTURI, curated by Florin Bobu and Smaranda Ursuleanu, 1+1 association, aparte gallery, Jassy (RO), 2021

THE CEMENT PLASTER FINISH WALL OF A PETIT BOURGEOIS. A SLIDESHOW part of Aceasta nu este o expoziție/ This is not an exhibition, invited by the artist Dan Acostioaei, curated by Cristian Nae, Borderline Art Space gallery, Jassy (RO), 2021

Capital was here., part of the online biennial Dunăre-Marea Neagră, asociația Producție în Artă, Bucharest (RO), 2021

BIBLIOTECA MALEVICI: O bibliografie orientativă, part of the TRATATIVE. NARATIVE. [CONTRA] ARHIVE exhibition, curated by Delia Bulgaru, Satelit asssociation, Jassy (RO), 2021

The National Theater “Marin Sorescu” in Craiova, Re-altering Reality, curated by Cătălin Gheorghe, Electroputere gallery, Craiova (RO), 2020

Donations, documentation of 17 artworks previously donated by Andreea Cioara, Beatrice Anghelache, Delia Bulgaru, Mitruț Peiu, Andrei Timofte, Ionuț-Gabriel Toma, Maria Morteci & Andrei Morteci, George Cernat, Mihai Verestiuc, Dan Acostioaei, Adrian Crîșmaru, (17 x) 21 x 29.7 cm, artistic research part of Plante Exotice/ Exotic Plants exhibition, organized by 1+1 and tranzit.ro/Iasi, co-funded by AFCN, Jassy (RO), 2020

ARTIST, CUMPĂR APARTAMENT ÎN ACEST BLOC! (ARTIST, I AM BUYING AN APARTMENT IN THIS BLOCK OF FLATS!), exhibition part of Culture Class project, organized by 1+1 and tranzit.ro/Iasi, co-funded by AFCN, aparte Gallery, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, UNAGE, Jassy (RO), 2019

The Social Factory of Desire: Work and Cultural memory of the Creative Industries during the 90s, Aparte Gallery, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, UNAGE, Jassy (RO), 2019

PERETELE DE CALCIU AL UNUI MIC-BURGHEZ/ THE CEMENT PLASTER FINISH WALL OF A PETIT BOURGEOIS, exhibition part of Narațiuni Concurente project, organized by 1+1 association in collaboration with tranzit.ro/ Iași, Jassy (RO), 2019

Dynamic-Architecture/ Arhitectură-mobilă, artistic research project, Jassy (RO), 2018 (ongoing)

We disobey! Freedom of the Marketplace, Andrei Timofte and Ovid Pop, video essay, part of the Artist-in-Residence Q21 program at MQ, supported by tranzit.ro, Wien (AT), 2017

Artistic Prophecy. Talking about people and ecology, video work, Piatra Neamt (RO), 2016(ongoing)

Altering the distance between two poles – video-performance, Botosani (RO), 2015

SATellite on Artycok.tv –video artist portrait of SATellite Group, produced by tranzit.ro/ Iasi and Artycok.tv, Jassy (RO), 2014

On earth – Everybody must eat!, video-performance, Botosani (RO), 2014

presentation of SATellite Group activity during „The Trade Show” Symposium, curator: Olga Stefan, UNA Gallery, Bucharest (RO), 2012

presentation of unrealized projects of SATellite (Planck time and The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog) invited by tranzit.ro / Iasi, Jassy (RO), 2012

Flatten Area, SATellite Group, part of Exhibition as a (micro)city, foyer of The ”Luceafărul” Theatre for Children and Youth, curator Catalin Gheorghe, Jassy (RO), 2011

My0card, SATellite Group, Laura Partin and Gabriela Stoica, Moldova Mall Gallery, Jassy (RO), 2011

Recycling Ghosts, SATellite Group, curator Catalin Gheorghe, aparte Gallery, Jassy (RO), 2010

Un Nuevo mundo, Andrei Timofte and Cristina Totolici, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Pontevedra (ES), 2009

Tester: Personality Test, Drive Test, Job Test, Andrei Timofte, Alexandru Tarnauceanu and Adrian Poroh, aparte Gallery, Jassy (RO), 2009

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