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.
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
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)
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