Sebastian Moldovan (b. 1982) studied at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca and at the École Regionale des Beaux-Arts in Nantes. His artistic practice includes site-specific and audio-video installations, object art, photography and drawing.
Selected exhibitions: /and/ You Never Know What’s Off, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest (2016, solo); From the shores of the Black Sea, Georgia National Art Museum – Tbilisi National History Museum (2016); South by South-Easst. A Further Surface, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou (2016); Sebi is Back, Calina Gallery, Timișoara (2015, solo); Meltdown, Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent (2014, solo); Artist’s Survival Kit, Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent (2010, solo); New History, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov (2009); Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent (2008, solo); O.T., Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu (2008); FRECKeffect, parallel event of Bucharest Biennial 3, *.artlabs, Sibiu (2008); Almost Censored, Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu (2005, solo).
He exhibited works at the 55th edition of the Venice Biennial (2013), at the Haifa Contemporary Art Biennial, Israel (2010), and at the Prague Biennial 3 (2007).
Sebastian Moldovan transposes in his works ordinary objects, with domestic uses, in a means of reflection on various belief systems and on his own existence. In the tower he submits here, the artist uses the rootstock principle, as it is defined by Deleuze and Guattari. The formal resemblance with a spine and the construction materials used transform the work of art in an illustration of the philosophic principle, transposed in the image of contemporary society structure.