Adrian Ganea
(b. 1989) is an artist and set designer who lives and works in Cluj-Napoca. His practice ranges from designing scenography to programming 3D simulations and composing videos. In his work, he aims to enact the production of fiction, often reflecting on its increasing automation.
Education

2013 - 2016 MA set design, Universität der Künste Berlin
2008 - 2011 BA set design, Universitatea de Arte Tg-Mureș

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Bird Food, Research Station - Tranzit.ro, curated by Raluca Voinea & Vlad Basalici

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021
Off World Colonies, Indecis Gallery, curated by Sergiu Sas & Mimi Ciora, Timișoara, Romania
mafa8, Kinema Ikon - Arad Art Museum, curated by Călin Man & Ileana Selejan, Arad, Romana
Under Pressure, Mobius Gallery, curated by Adriana Blidaru, Tatiana Moise commissioned by Living Content, Bucharest, Romania
Seen, Gallery Leilei, curated by Gabriela Mateescu, Bucharest, Romania
The sex lives of fruit flies, Low Gallery, curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas, Riga, Latvia
“2121” time capsule, Goodbuy Gallery, curated by Christian Roncea, Bucharest, Romania
Millions of Ruins, Quadro Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cyberia, 3D simulation, performance, in collaboration with Maria Guță, HEK Basel, curated by Sabine Himmelsbach, Basel, Switzerland
Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo (Part Two), Uferstudios Berlin, curated by Julian Weber, Berlin, Germany
2020
My bacterial self helps me sleep, Quote-Unquote Video Station & Suprainfinit, in collaboration with MIhaela Vasiliu, curated by Infinite Conversation, Bucharest, Romania
The Bloodless Shades Shed Tears, Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca, as part of the residency programme “Open Access”, curated by Thea Lazăr, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sidequests, Zina Gallery, curated by Flaviu Rogojan
mafa7, Kinema Ikon - online, curated by Calin Man & Ileana Selejan
Basic Worries of Empty Seats, as part of the residency programme “Colaboratory”, German Cultural Center Cluj-Napoca - Reflex Gallery in collaboration with Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2019
Cyberia, 3D simulation, performance, as part of the residency programme "Impossible spaces" in collaboration with Maria Guță, Gessnerallee, Zürich, Germany
mafa6, Kinema Ikon - Arad Art Museum, curated by Călin Man & Ileana Selejan, Arad, Romania
SUB, Gallery Suprainfinit - Saltmine, curated by Cristina Vasilescu & Mar Negrescu
2018
Sense Navigation System, Atelier 35, curated by Carmen Casiuc, Bucharest, Romania
If a Tree Were to Fall, 3D simulation, performance, as part of the residency programme "Reciproc performativ", Fabrica de Pensule, in collaboration with Ötvös Kinga, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
ppm#3, Aici Acolo, curated by Aici Acolo, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
mafa5, Kinema Ikon - Museum of Natural Sciences, curated by Călin Man & Ileana Selejan, Arad, Romania

Performing Arts (selection):
2020
Elfriede Jelinek: Schatten, set design, video and costume, Trafó Budapesta, directed by Porogi Dorka, Budapest, Hungary
Apocalypse Never, set design and video, Fleetstreet Theater Hamburg, in collaboration with virtuellestheater, Hamburg, Germany
2019
Susan Sontag: Alice in Bed, set design and costume, Hungarian National Theater Cluj, directed by Porogi Dorka, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Elfriede Jelinek: Wut, video, Theater Freiburg, directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Freiburg, Germany
2018
Volksverräter!! nach Henrik Ibsen, video, Volksbühne Berlin & Schauspielhaus Bochum, directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Germany
Beethoven: Fidelio - Sturm, set design, Sophiensaele Berlin, in collaboration with Hauen und Stechen, Germany
2011-2017
Elfriede Jelinek: Am Königsweg, set design, video and costume, ETA Hoffmann Theater Bamberg, directed by Daniel Kunze, Germany
Bertolt Brecht: In the Jungle of Cities, set design, video and costume, Tamáand Áron Színház – Sepsiszentgyörgy, directed by Porogi Dorka Data Observation Center, set design and video, Treibstoff Theatertage Basel & Ballhaus Ost Berlin, in collaboration with virtuellestheater, Sfântu-Gheorghe, Romania
Elfride Jelinek: Schutzbefohlenen, video, Schauspielhaus Bochum, directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Germany
Q3D, video, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, in collaboration with virtuellestheater, Germany
Fjodor M. Dostojewski: Verbrechen und Strafe video, Schauspielhaus Bochum, directed by Jan Klata, Germany
Mark Ravenhill: Shoot / Get Treasure / Repeat, Wir sind die guten, set design and video, Schauspiel Essen, directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Germany
Völuspá, video, HFS Berlin, in collaboration with virtuellestheater, Germany
Horror Vacui, set design, Galerina Steiner Berlin, in collaboration with Hauen und Stechen
Nis-Momme Stockmann: Tod und wiederauferstehung der Welt meiner Eltern in mir, set design and video, Unit Theater der UdK Berlin, directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Germany
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: Nathan der Weise, set design, Teatrul National Tg-Mureș, directed by Harsányi Zsolt
Roland Schimmelpfennig: Push-Up, set design, National Theater Tg-Mureș, directed by Harsányi Zsolt, Romania
A.P. Cehov: Platonov, set design, TNational Theater Tg-Mureș, directed by Harsányi Zsolt, Romania
Single Image
Adrian Ganea
Figure Study for Cadmus(I), 2020
plaster
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Single Image
Adrian Ganea
Figure Study for Cadmus (III), 2020
poliurethane resin
20 x 10 cm
Single Image
Adrian Ganea
Figure Study for Cadmus (III), 2020
Acrylic resin
60 x 38 cm
Adrian Ganea
Trees Are More Than a Surface, 2020
acrylic resin
variable dimensions