Bogdan Achimescu

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Bogdan Achimescu (born 1965 in Timişoara) is a Polish and Romanian visual artist. His work mainly consists of drawings and installations. It explores themes of genetic inheritance, political dystopia and, more recently, imaginary architecture and artifacts.

Through his images, Achimescu "elaborates on human identity through its absence"[1] and mocks established values from a humorous perspective rooted in his nomadic biography.[2] Achimescu represented Romania at the 2001 Venice Biennial as a participant in the Context Network project. He collaborated with the Berlin-based Urban art group on bucharest-buchawork, an artistic project researching transition on the threshold of Romania's accession to the European Union.


  1. ^ Fabini 2005, 1.
  2. ^ Peschken 2006, 2.


  • Fejkiel, Jan and Gryglewicz, Tomasz and Wroblewska, Danuta. Polish Printmaking of the Nineties. Warsaw, Poland: Buffi Press, 1996. ISBN 978-83-901078-9-9
  • Noyce, Richard. Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland. London: Craftsman House, 1997. ISBN 978-90-5703-481-7
  • Ruane, Medb. "Dictatorship is Rubbish". Dublin: Sunday Times, September 2, 2001, p. 1
  • Iovan, Ioan. Dictionary of Contemporary Artists from Banat. Timisoara, Romania: Editura Brumar, 2003.
  • Fabini, Dana and Keskrawiec, Marek. "Bogdan Achimescu: I exist in no country". Uglyplaces. Charlottesville, VA: Second Street Gallery, 2005
  • Peschken, Anne. "Out There". IDEA art+society, 22, 2005 p. 94-99. ISSN 1583-8293

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