Sergiu Sas (b. 1981) is an engineer and a multimedia artist. He is a member of the kinema ikon and biserika groups. Through his works, which are more often than not participative and characterized by irony and humor, he aims to dismantle certain social, cultural and/or religious obsessions. His preferred media of expression are installation, photography, video and intervention in public space.
Selected exhibitions: DADADA, Arad Art Museum (2016); The Sons and Daughters of Brâncuși. A family saga, MAGMA Contemporary Art Space, Sfântu Gheorghe (2016); Natura, Pygmalyon Gallery, Timișoara (2016); REMX Media Arts Festival, Arad (2015); The Sons and Daughters of Brâncuși. A family saga, ArtEncounters, Timișoara (2015); The City and Me, Pardubice / Linz / Genoa (2015); R.A.M. Media Art Festival, Arad (2014); Feroviara Transdimensională [Transdimentional Railway], Pygmalyon Gallery, Timișoara (2014); Garden of Freaky Delights, Arad Art Museum (2014); Crăciunikon, Arad Art Museum (2014); Waiting Spaces I/II/III, Timișoara (2012-2014).
The works of Sergiu Sas most often start from the various problems of the public space, seen both as a shared space by a community, and as a denoted space for political, cultural and religious actions, which the artist approaches ironically. The Art Cemetery is a project that gathers together the evidence of failure in art. At a time when success is glorified in excess, a humorous and permissive look on the unsatisfactory results of an artist can be refreshing. Artists are invited to donate works and ideas that, from their point of view, are “dead”, to be properly buried by Sergiu Sas in a specially arranged and well maintained place. Each of the these will have a miniature headstone giving testament to their temporary existence in the world of contemporary art.