• SEVERAL LAWS. THE ELASTIC TEST _ exhibition view, 2016
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  • UNTITLED (1) _ object (leather, laser inscription, hand dyed in white), 100x140cm, 2015-2016
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  • ERRATIC STATISTICS (1) _ object (wood stick, leather of different colors), 2m, 2016
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  • INFINITE CONTRADICTIONS _ installation of three joint flags (reused black leather, wooden sticks, steel), 2016
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  • INFINITE CONTRADICTION _ exhibition view "HÄMATLI & PATRIÆ", Museion-Bolzano, 2017
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  • ARRANGEMENTS & HAZE _ exhibition view "Work it, feel it!", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna Biennale 2017
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  • SUBTITLES C1 _ artist intervention at Edicola Radetzky, Milan, 2017
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  • PORTRAYING SIMULACRA _ installation (object and digital questionnaire), 2012–2013, documentation from la Biennale di Venezia 2013, Romanian Official Representation II - "Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt", The New Gallery, The Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research, Venice, Italy
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  • AS GOOD AS GOLD (triptych) _ painting (hemp fabric, iron wire, leather strings, acrylic paint, glitter), 240x190cm, 2014, documentation from Apparatus 22 - AS GOOD AS GOLD solo show at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 7 UNCERTAIN SCRIPTS _ installation (immersive lightbox of 9m x 3m x 3m size: metal, black and white backlit print, neons + 4 wood benches + video of 8’34’’ created and projected for the triptych shape + wooden semicircular wall), 2014, documentation from Shape Noise exhibition at MNAC, Bucharest, Romania
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  • POSITIVE TENSION (IN THE AIR) _ performance, 2012, still from the series of five performances produced for Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
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APPARATUS 22

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Apparatus 22 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in January 2011 by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea together with Ioana Nemes (1979 – 2011) in Bucharest, Romania. Beginning with 2015 they are working between Bucharest, Brussels and Suprainfinit (utopian universe). They see themselves as a collective of daydreamers, citizens of many realms, researchers, poetic activists and (failed) futurologists interested in exploring the intricate relationships between economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, religion and fashion in order to understand contemporary society.  Starting with 2015 a major topic of research and reflection in the practice of Apparatus 22 is SUPRAINFINIT universe: a world-making attempt to use hope critically in navigating present and future. In their very diverse works – installations, performances, text based-shapes, reality is mixed with fiction and storytelling and all merge with a critical approach drawing knowledge & experience from design, sociology, literature and economics. The work of Apparatus 22  was presented in exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, MUMOK, Vienna (AT), BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (BE), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), La Triennale di Milano (IT), Loft – Servais Family Collection, Brussels (BE), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Futura, Prague (CZ), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO),  Onomatopee Eindhoven (NL), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), Progetto Diogene, Turin (IT), Closer Art Centre, Kiev (UA), CIAP, Hasselt (BE), Barriera, Turin (IT), Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest (RO),  GALLLERIAPIÙ, Bologna (IT), Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj (RO); performances at MAK, Vienna (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Stedelijk Museum with De Appel CP Amsterdam, (NL), Kunsthal Gent (BE), Yarat Academy, Baku (AZ), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Drodesera Festival, Dro (IT), Villa Empain, Brussels (BE), SMAK Gent, (BE),  Kunsthal Gent (BE) etc.;  Apparatus 22 also works beyond institutions via performances in public spaces, interventions in private spaces and other hybrid forms.

Apparatus 22 _ CV