Flaviu Rogojan
lives and works in Cluj, Romania

Flaviu Rogojan
Artist, Curator, and Cultural Manager from Cluj, Romania.

Flaviu Rogojan (b.1990) is an multi-disciplinary artist, curator, and cultural manager based in Cluj, Romania. His work explores the complex and intertwined nature of our online and offline lives, drawing on influences from science, technology, video games, and Internet culture. In his practice, he merges obscure information with conceptual art techniques to craft fictions and commentaries on current political issues. In 2022 he was awarded a Eastern European Network Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

He studied photography and fine arts at the University of Art and Design in Cluj, where he was involved in organizing student union representation and educational projects, as well as running a students’ gallery called Ataș Project Space.

He is a founding member and coordinator of Aici Acolo, a curatorial collective and pop-up gallery project in Romania that transforms unused or abandoned spaces into temporary art spaces organizes residencies and supports artistic research for emerging artists.

In 2019, he co-founded Off Season, an international artist residency in Albania focused on artistic research and site-specific production around the notion of critical tourism on the Albanian coast. Off Season exhibitions have travelled internationally, and the latest exhibition was part of Manifesta 14 in Prishtina/Kosovo.

Between 2020 and 2022 he was the programme director and curator of Zina Gallery Cluj.

Exhibitions & projects

2023 - Lonesome Rover, (solo show)
Wunderkammer Naturalia, Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany

2023 - Currently Available, group exhibition
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2022 - The Bittersweet Chaos of Becoming - curated by Michelle Panthère & Edith Lázár
Galleria Ivan, Atelierele Malmaison Bucharest

2022 - Fellowship: Artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude
Stuttgart, Germany

2022 - Curatorial Project: Co-curator Off Season at Manifesta 14
Manifesta14, Pristina, Kosovo

2022 - Curatorial Project: Ghost Trade (solo show of artist Adrian Ganea)
Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

2022 - Curatorial Project: Crash (group show)
Zina Gallery, Cluj, Romania

2021 - Triumf Amiria - You Feel and Drift and Sing - curated by Kilobase Bucharest
Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Bucharest

2021 - Curatorial Project: Middle Grounds and Dissonances (Aici Acolo)

Pop up exhibitions:
Habitats of Sensing - Mihaela Vasiliu & Lera Kelemen Aici Acolo Timișoara, Romania
Multispecies Landscape - Andreea Anghel & Mimi Ciora Aici Acolo Timișoara, Romania
Artists in residence: Andreea Anghel, Mimi Ciora, Mihaela Vasiliu, and Lera Kelemen

2021 - Media Art Festival Arad 8
Kinema Ikon, Arad, Romania

2021 - Off World Colonies
Indecis Artist Run Space, Timișoara

2021 - Future Perfect #4 - curated by Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor
B5 Studio, Târgu Mureș

2021 - Our other us - curated by Mihnea Mircan
Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara

2021 - Curatorial Project: There are dreams that walk with us in our shadowy reality (Aici Acolo)
Rubik x Aici Acolo, Cluj, Romania

2021 - Millions of Ruins - Adrian Ganea, Thea Lazăr, Flaviu Rogojan
Galeria Quadro, Cluj, Romania

2021 - Déluge - Hortensia Mi Kafchin & Flaviu Rogojan
Zina Gallery, Cluj, Romania

2021 - Curatorial Project: PHB, Dan Beudean, Arhiva Adrian Pătruț
Zina Gallery, Cluj, Romania

2020 - Curatorial Project: Sidequests - Adrian Ganea, George Crîngașu, Maria Balea
Zina Gallery, Cluj, Romania

2020 - Curatorial Project: Off Season Artist Residency
Hotel Picasso, Radhima, Albania

2020 - Curatorial Project: Fictions of Tech & Life (Aici Acolo)

Pop-up exhibitions:
At the Center of the World there is a Fiction, Aici Acolo Cluj, Romania
ppm#5 @ the workplace, Aici Acolo Cluj, Romania
In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen, Aici Acolo Cluj, Romania
Artists in residence: Cătălina Bucos, Smaranda Ursuleanu, Megan Dominescu

2020 - A latitude for the lowest, a longitude for the safest, and a clue about the unknown
Matca Artspace, Cluj, Romania

2019 - Artist in residence
Zeta Galeri, Tirana, Albania

2019 - The Museum Affair
Paintbrush Factory, Zoologic Museum și Ethnographic Museum, Cluj, Romania

2019 - Media Art Festival Arad 6
Kinema Ikon, Arad, Romania

2019 - Hax! (solo show) - Flaviu Rogojan
Galeria Klubovna, Brno, Czech Republic

2019 - Drowning in a sea of data - curated by Joao Laia  (Publication)
Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

2019 - Nature/Nature - curated by Mirela Baciak
Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria

2018 - Curatorial Project: Maps & Mapping: Cartographic Tools and Practices

Pop-up Exhibitions:
I would live in a bird house, Vlad Albu, Aici Acolo, Cluj, Romania
Dreams that happened, Mi Kafchin, Aici Acolo, Cluj, Romania
Turrorism all inclusive, Nomadic State, Aici Acolo, Cluj, Romania

Group exhibition:
Where do we go from here?, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania

Workshop #1 with Regine Debatty & Joana Moll, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania
Workshop #2 with Razvan Anton, Biblioteca Academiei, Cluj, Romania
Workshop #3 with Lia Perjovschi, Biblioteca Astra, Sibiu, Romania

2018 - Media Art Festival Arad 5
Arad Museum Complex, Arad, Romania

2017 - From Within (solo show)  - Flaviu Rogojan
Pilot, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania

2017 - Internet of ki
Kinema Ikon, Arad, Romania

2017 - Inter-structures - curated by Stine Hollmann
City Gallery, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germania

2017 - Raygun (solo show)
Camera K’Arte, Tg. Mureș, Romania

2016 - Does Looking at a Picture of the Sun Hurt Your Eyes? (solo show)
Obroncow Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, Polonia

2015 - Curatorial Project: ppm | copy-art show (Aici Acolo) 
Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery, Cluj

2015 - Curatorial Project: berlininclujinberlin
Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery Gara Mică, Cluj

2015 - Artist in residence Pădurea Rotundă, Reghin, and exhibition at
Camera K'Arte, Târgu Mureș

2015 - Learning and Unlearning #2, with Sandor Antik,
Galeria Plan B, Cluj

2015 - Learning and Unlearning #1, with Dan Mihălțianu,
Galeria Plan B, Cluj

2014 - Insert,
Revista IDEA Arts + Society #45

2014 - Graduation Show UAD, Masters Photography
Expo Transilvania, Cluj

2013 - Air Time,
Transeuropa Festival, Pariser Platz, Berlin & Piața Unirii, Cluj

2013 - Dear Money,
Organized by Salonul de Proiecte Bucharest as part of Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

2013 - Workshop: Paradoxuri ale Artei Contemporane - Flaviu Rogojan & Iulia Boșcu
Studentfest 2013: Paradox, Timișoara

2013 - It‘s compulsory that we have a title? - curated by Ciprian Mureșan
Salonul de Proiecte, Anexa MNAC, Bucharest.

2013 - Project in Progress – Sfântu,
Art Hub, Bucharest

2012 - Carrot and Stick: the L*** ** and the Upsidedown - curated by Stefano Calligaro
Baril, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj

2012 - R255 G0 B255,
Paintbrush Factory, Cluj

2011 - ContemporaryPast: Moving Images as Fluid Memory
Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lituania

2011 - Portal (Solo show)
Expo Maraton, Galeria Casa Matei, Cluj