Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan
The art tandem Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan live and work in Bucharest. Encompassing installation, video and performance, their creative practice explores relations of power within the social, economic and political contexts, through which they unveil society as a matter for constant transformation of conventions and norms.
Benera and Estefan are the co-founders of the Centre of Visual Introspection in Bucharest, where they curated a series of projects, workshops and events in 2008–2011.
The project belongs to the cluster of artist-in-residency programmes under which artists spend two months in residency in Ljubljana and complete it with an exhibition project.
Their recent projects investigate the phenomenon of man-made landscapes around the world, where the making and marking of landscape (as a form of spatial modification) goes hand in hand with heightened state violence and the over-exploitation of resources. Recent exhibitions include Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille (2019), Metropolitan Art Centre Belfast (2018), Frac des Pays de la Loire (2018), MUMOK, Vienna (2017), NGBK Berlin (2017), The Jewish Museum, New York (2016), and 13th Istanbul Biennial, to name but a few.
Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan will present their work on 2 July at the CC Tobačna 001.