Vlad Nanca (1979) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In parallel with his early art practice Vlad Nanca was an active participant in the coagulation of the young artist scene in Bucharest, Romania. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of 2020 initiative, under which among other events, he hosted the Home Gallery (with exhibitions by Liliana Basarab, Ioana Nemes, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Janek Simon, etc), started the “incepem” emailing list and the “incepem” fanzine. His early works employ political and cultural symbols, often using word-play to evoke nostalgia and referencing Romania’s recent history and challenging the social and political climate, but Nanca’s recent interests evolve around (public) space and its use and functions, materializing in sculptures, objects and installations.

Selected solo shows: That ‘70s Show, Boccanera Gallery, Trento (2014); Garden of Mary, Sabot Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2013); The Way, curated by Liviana Dan, Contemporary Art Gallery, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2011); Dream of Bucharest, curated by Jean-Baptiste Joly, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2007).

Selected group shows: Fragile sense of hope, curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, Art Collection Telekom, me Collectors Room / Olbricht Foundation Berlin (2014), A few grams of Red, Yellow, Blue, curated by Ewa Gorzadek at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2014); Image to be projected until it vanishes, curated by Mihnea Mircan at Museion in Bolzano (2011); On Difference #3, curated by Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ at Stuttgart Kunstverein (2005); Social Cooking at NGBK Berlin, curated by Dan Mihaltianu (2007); Der Prozess, curated by Marco Scotini, Prague Biennale 3 (2007)