Bucharest-based artists Anca Benera (b. 1977) and Arnold Estefan (b. 1978) have worked together as collaborators since 2011.

 

Their work in installation, video, and performance uses research-based methodologies to reveal the invisible patterns that lie behind certain historical, social, or geopolitical narratives. In 2018, they were nominated for the Mac International Art Prize in Belfast. Benera and Estefan have participated in numerous international exhibitions and biennials such as 13th Istanbul Biennial, La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012) and The School of Kyiv (2015).

Recent exhibitions include: Persona, MUCEM, Marseille (2019); Liquid Horizons, tranzit.sk, Bratislava (2019); What Ties Us Together, LaBF15, Lyon (2019); Silent Narratives, MOCA, Yinchuan (2019); Suoja / Shelter Festival, Helsinki (2019); The Last Particles, 40mcube, Rennes (2019, solo); Manufacturing Nature / Naturalizing The Synthetic, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes (2018); The Trouble with Value, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2018); Global Control and Censorship, ZKM Karlsruhe (2015–2018); Natural Histories: Traces of the Political, mumok, Vienna (2017); Dreams & Dramas: Law as Literature, NGBK, Berlin (2017); Remastered: The Art of Appropriation, Kunsthalle Krems (2017); Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, The Jewish Museum, New York (2016).

The Agosto Foundation artist-in-residency program is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.


Residency period

3 November 201931 December 2019

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