Stefan Constantinescu

Born in 1968 in Bucharest, he grew up in the Colentina district of the Romanian capital, during Nicolae Ceausescu’s tyranny. He registered as an immigrant to Sweden in 1993, and he graduated from both the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest and the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, in 1996 and 1997 respectively. He is special in both the Swedish art context and the Romanian one, at the moment gaining more and more international reputation for art projects recognizing and exploring precisely his own life and his experiences of being “in between”. As in most serious, authentic, and well-qualified oeuvres, the autobiographical references are obvious, although embedded in a discourse that also speaks, indirectly, of its own political and social points of departure. Stefan Constantinescu is a visual artist and film director. In 2009 he represented Romania at Venice Biennial. One of his main concern is identity and he is exploring memory through films, books and paintings. His fictions movies are similar to documentaries and his books are innovatory.