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Adi Matei

Born in 1980 in Galati, Romania
Lives in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca

Jars Jaws. 2010. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist

Since college, I’ve received from home large amounts of preserves, vegetables and pickles in jars, prepared by my parents as part of their activities after retirement. The jars kept coming, along with a mention to return them empty. Throughout the years, this became a straightforward process, with the jar itself as a means of communication. Through functionality, the jars hold substance even when they are empty.

Adi Matei

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.