Profiles

Dan Acostioaei (born 1974) lives and works in Iaşi, Romania. He is a visual artist and he holds a teaching position at University of Arts ”George Enescu” in Iaşi.
Alongside a group of artists and philosophers from Iasi and felow visual artist Matei Bejenaru, Acostioaei is a founding member of Vector Association. Since 2001 this artist run institution promoted and supported the local emerging contemporary art scene and organised the Periferic Biennial in Iasi, Romania.
Acostioaei’s works focus on the identity models of the Romanian society in transition and on the ideological boundaries between the economic sphere and the conditions of artistic production within former Eastern Bloc.
His projects were exhibited în One Sixth of the Earth – Ecologies of Image, MUSAC, Leon, Spain (2012), Transitland: videoart in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2010), Illuminations, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, U.K. (2007).

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