Bucharest-based artists Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan work in a range of media spanning installation, video, and performance. They examine power relations in social, economic, and political contexts and reflect on society as being a tissue of laws and conventions that must be permanently re-imagined.


Benera and Estefan are co-founders of the Centre for Visual Introspection in Bucharest, where they curated a series of workshops, public art projects and publications between 2008-2011. They have been working collaboratively since 2011.

They have been shown at NGBK, Berlin (2017), MeetFactory, Prague (2017), Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2017), The Jewish Museum, New York (2016), MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2016), ZKM Karlsruhe (2016), The School of Kyiv (2015), Kunsthalle Wien (2014), Trafo Budapest (2014), 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), tranzit Bucharest /Budapest /Bratislava (2013, 2015), Off Biennale, Budapest (2014), Camden Arts Centre London (2011).

They are co-founders of CIV/Centre for Visual Intropsection, a collective-run institution In Bucharest, where they generated public art actions, performative lectures and publications between 2008-2012.

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

Residency period

3 November 201931 December 2019
Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan - No Shelter From the Storm, 2015 (2019) Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan - Citrus Tristeza, 2018 (2019)