Dan Perjovschi

Perjovschi uses his well-known drawings, wordplay and site-specific installations to portray current events while conducting a humorous and sharp critique of international media and government players. His satirical works are sketchbook interventions with images and text in news, transforming the gallery into a space of relatable frustrations with sociopolitical conditions. Maintaining an ephemeral foundation, Perjovschi does not ignore the inherent contradictions of the socioeconomic privileged arena where his work can be found. To violence, opulence and extremism, he responds with puns, laughter and ridicule as the protection of freedom.


Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961, Sibiu, Romania) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. He received his MFA from George Enescu Conservatoire of Fine Arts, Romania (1985). Awards include the Rosa Schapire Art Prize (2016); European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Award (2013); and the George Maciunas Prize (2004). Notable residencies include the Spencer Museum, Kansas (2010) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2004). Perjovschi has exhibited at Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia (2023); Kunsthalle Prague, Czech Republic (2023); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2023); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2023); Fridericianum Museum, Germany (2022); Goethe Institut, Romania (2021); Instituto de Vision, Columbia (2020); Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Slovenia (2019); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2019); Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (2018); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Reykjavik Museum of Art, Iceland (2012); Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2011); Spencer Museum, Kansas (2010); San Francisco Art Institute, California (2010); Tate Modern, London (2006); Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland (2008); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); Tate Modern, London (2006); and Ludwig Museum, Germany (2005). Public collections that have acquired Perjovschi’s work include the Ludwig Museum, Budapest; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Sweden; Tate Collection, London; Nasher Museum of Art, North Carolina; and Walker Art Centre, Minnesota.