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                                                                  Wavering without an end in sight, like an internal monologue that cruises for the interiority of its own scenes, Bogdan Cheța’s (he/they, b.1983 Ploiești, România) research contemplates possible parallels between non-linear fragmentations of Cold War histories, the phenomenology of reading, and anti-communal expressions of intimacy. Responding to the site-specificity of their contexts, his installations extend physically — as immersive atmospheres that virtualize scenes from works that initially circulate in the published form. Built like episodic continuations from each project, these paratextual infiltrations begin to morph into one another— from project to project, and across time, to give form to a kind of shelter — an imaginary space that can be picked up, reshuffled, and then spaced each time as a new thought. 

 

Recent projects have shown at Kaffeklatsch in Calgary, Tuș in Cluj-Napoca, Balice Hertling in Paris, 67 Steps in Los Angeles, Stride Gallery in Calgary, # unit festival in Berlin and at the 12th Havana Biennial in Cuba. He completed both an MFA (2019) and BFA (2009) from Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary.  ////////////////////////////////

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view of man with IKB towel (Calgary, 2021)