SF(a) Society. Film. Architecture guest: Matei BEJENARU

sf(a) society. film. architecture Matei Bejenaru

Matei Bejenaru (born 1963) is an artist and founder of Periferic Biennial in Iasi, Romania. Established in 1997 as a performance festival, Periferic transformed into an international artist-run contemporary art biennial defined as a platform for discussions on the historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts of the city. With a group of artists and philosophers from Iasi, Bejenaru founded the Vector Association in 2001, a contemporary art institution that supported the local emerging art scene to become locally and internationally visible. Together with a group of artists and professors he founded in 2015 the Center of Contemporary Photography in Iasi. 
Between 2011 and 2012  he was a visiting professor at Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada).  
In his recent artistic projects, he is researching the materiality of the photographic medium and politics of representation in documentaty format. Using the analogue technological platform, he is focussing on photographic process as a witness of the crisis of singularity and artistic commitment. 
He is teaching photography and video at “George Enescu” Arts University in Iasi.