Victor Man
"The White Shadow of His Talent"
The White Shadow of His Talent
April 28May 26, 2012
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Black Hearts Always Bleed Red
January 19February 23, 2008

VICTOR MAN

BORN                                
Transylvania, Romania, 1974
Lives and works in Cluj, Romania and Berlin, Germany
 

One-Person Exhibitions

2014
Zephir
, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2013
The Third Cover, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
In un altro aprile, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Szindbád, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012
The White Shadow of His Talent
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

2011                                   
Lazarus Protocol, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2010                                     
the dust of others,
Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy

2009
Centre international d'art et du paysage Ile de Vassivière, France
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
If Mind Were All There Was
, The Hayward, London, UK

2008                                    
Attebasile, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Black Hearts Always Bleed Red, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy        

2007                                   
without going into the extravagance that’s in trees, Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy
Vestigial specialization on its way out, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

2006                                   
With the First Totters, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The place I’m coming from, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

2005                                   
Farewell till next time, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plan B, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

2004                                   
Gossips, Galleria Loft Arte, Valdagno, Italy 

 

Group Exhibitions

2014
Vertiges de la peinture, Maison des Arts, Le Grand-Queilly, France
Franz Graf: Siehe was dich sieht
, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
States of Mind
, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Zephir, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Zephir, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2013
Utopia Starts Small, Fellbach Triennial, Fellbach, Germany
Ein vages Gefühl des Unbehagens, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Nur hier: Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

2012
A House of Leaves - First Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Six Lines of Flight, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Foreigners Everywhere, Jewish Museum, Vienna, Austria
European Travellers: Art from Cluj Today, Mücsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Paris, France

2011                 
The Painting, the Drawing and some other Objects and Situations, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany; traveled to Kunstverein Lübeck, Germany (two person exhibition with Dan Perjovschi)
Un’Espressione Geografica: Unità e Identità dell’Italia attraverso l’Arte Contemporanea. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

2010                                   
False Recognition,14th Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Der Offenen Garten, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany
Romanian Cultural Resolution, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Berlin show #2, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany
Tanzimat, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
The Haifa Mediterranean Biennial of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel
The concrete garden, off-site project Metz, organized by Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’ile de Vassiviere, France
Antidote 6, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
PPP, Public Private Paintings, Muzee, Ostend, Belgium 

2009                 
Sequelism. Episode 3:  Possible, Probable, or Preferable Futures, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Reframing, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Dreaming the Mainstream, Vilma Gold, London, UK
When the mood strikes, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Biennale Estuaire Nantes/St Nazaire, Le sang d’un poete, Frac des Pays de la Loire, France
L’esposizione Universale, GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
In the Time of Art: Masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st Century, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008                 
Young Artists Biennial, Re-Construction, Bucharest, Romania
Art Focus 5, Can Art Do More?, Pavilion Benit Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Busan Biennale, Expenditure, Busan, Korea (curated by Tom Morton)
Back to Black, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Kabul 3000: Love Among The Cabbages, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
Locked-in, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Persona, Centre d’Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
Wessen Geschichte / Whose (His)story, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Berlin show #1, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Germany

2007                                   
52 Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion, Venice Italy
Gesellschaftsbilder, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
House Trip, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Duet, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
more or less in the same place or another, Plan B, (with Belu-Simion Fainaru), Cluj, RO
Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H&R Block
Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Paper Baglady & Other Stories, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic
Filaturen, Sies+Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany     

2006                                   
Farewell to Icon, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cluj Connection, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
AWOL, Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest, Romania
The Sun on the Wall, Pavel-House, Laafeld, Austria
Icon, Chung King Project, Los Angeles, CA
Willa Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
partoftheprocess2, Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy                                   
Dark Dreams, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany 

2005                                   
Post Fragile, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic
Fragile, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland 

2004                                   
Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

2003                  
City Art Museum Ljubljana – Mestna Galerija 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Facing the Real, Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel
Re: Location 4, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Views II, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel           

 

Bibliography

2012
Bismuth, Léa. “Victor Man dans le nuit du non-savoir.” Artpress, no. 388 (April 2012): 45-48.
DiQuinzio, Apsara, ed. Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, 14, 29, 118-121.

2011
Herbert, Martin. “Victor Man.” In Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2011, 204-207.          
Man, Victor. If Mind Were All There Was. Glasgow: Transmission Gallery; Milan: Kaleidoscope, 2011. 

2010                  
D’Amaro, Valentina. “Spotlight Victor Man.” Flash Art, no. 288 (November 2010): 80.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Where Do You Come From.” PARABOL, no. 5 (2010).
Hoptman, Laura, Yilmaz Dziewior, and Uta Grosenickm, eds. The Art of Tomorrow. Berlin: Distanz, 2010.
Neal, Jane. “The Two Art Centers of Romania: Cluj and Bucharest; the Cluj Art Scene.” RES Art World/World Art, no. 5 (March 2010): 52-69.
Pirovano, Stefano. Forma e informazione: nuove vie per l’astratto nell’arte del terzo millennio. Turin: Johan & Levi, 2010.
Rabottini, Alessandro. “Looking Back: Solo Shows.” Frieze, no. 128 (January-February): 89.

2009                  
Beauvalett, Eve. “Memory-Man.” Mouvement.net, May 14, 2009.
Clark, Robert. “Victor Man, Birmingham.” The Guardian, January 3, 2009.
Davies, Lillian. “Critic’s Picks: Victor Man.” Artforum.com, April 27, 2009.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “In Conversation with Victor Man.” In Wessen Geschichte: Vergangenheit in der Kunst der Gegenwart, 200-219. Cologne: König, 2009.
Häußler , Harriet and Aeneas Bastian. Aus Künstlersicht: 13 Fragen–51 Interviews. Bielefeld: Kerber Art, 2009: 118-119.
Man, Victor. Attebasile. Birmingham, UK: Ikon Gallery; Ile de Vassivière, France: Centre international d'art et du paysage de l'iîle de Vassivière, 2009.
Martinez, Raul. “On Relative Loneliness: Victor Man.” Artinamericamagazine.com, June 17, 2009.
Moulène, Claire. “L'ile de Man.” Les Inrockuptibles, no. 693 (2009): 112-113.
Neal, Jane. “The New Roman(ian) Order.” Modern Painters (September 2009): 54-61.
Sherwin, Skye. “Ten painters you should meet.” Ten Men (Autumn-Winter 2009): 83.
Wakefield, Neville. “Victor Man: Ring of Fire.” Flash Art 42, no. 268 (October 2009): 74-76. 

2008                 
Barak, Ami. Bienala Tinerilor Artisti: Re-Construction. Bucharest: META Foundation, 2008: 112-113.
Bonaspetti, Edoardo. “Interview: Victor Man.” Mousse, no. 12 (January 2008): 16-19.
 Busing, Nicole and Heiko Klaas. “Gessellschaftsbilder, Artist.” Kunst Magazin, no. 73 (2008): 48-55.
Campagnola, Sonia. “Victor Man.” Flash Art 41, no. 259 (March-April 2008): 135-136.
Garbarino, Laura. “Il mercato guarda a Est.” Flash Art (Italy), no. 269 (April-May 2008): 124-126.
Görner, Veit. Back to Black: Black in Current Painting. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2008: 93-97.
Haddad, Natalie. “Victor Man.” Frieze, no. 115 (April-May 2008): 181.
Hagenaars, Hanne. “Amnesia.” Mister Motely, no. 20 (2008): 109.
Leoni, Chiara. “Yan Pei-Ming, Victor Man, Luca Vitone.” Flash Art (Italy), no. 270 (June-July 2008): 118.
Liebs, Holger. “Der Untergang des Jahres,” Sueddeutsche, December 27, 2008.
McComb, Richard. “Worlds Collide in Victor Man Exhibition,” Birmingham Post, December 16, 2008.
Miles, Christopher. “Darkness Falls, Abstraction Illuminates,” LA Weekly, February 20, 2008.
Morton, Tom. “Shape Shifter.” Frieze, no. 119 (November/December 2008): 160-165.
Myers, Holly. “Piece Together the Clues,” Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2008.
Price, Nigel. Victor Man: Attebasile. Birmingham, UK: Ikon Gallery, 2008.
Rus, Maria Bojan. Locked in. Luxembourg: Casino Luxembourg (2008): 78-80.
Stringfield, Anne. “Critic’s Picks: Victor Man.” Artforum.com, February 19, 2008.
“Transylvania Blues.” The Guide: The Los Angeles Times (January 31, 2008): 22.
Van Den Boogerd, Dominic. “Out of the Cold: On Victor Man’s Work of Restraint.” Art Papers 32, no. 1 (January/February 2008): 22-25.
Van Den Boogerd, Dominic. “Six Uneasy Pieces.” Metropolis M 28, no. 4 (2007): 82-83.

2007                 
Borcherdt, Gesine and Barbara Gartner. “Die Biennale: Highlights.” Monopol, no. 6 (June 2007): 39.
Casavecchia, Barbara. “Prague Biennale 3.” Flash Art, no. 255 (July-September): 68.
Di Drusco, Fabia. “52 Biennale di Venezia: Victor Man.” L’uomo Vogue, no. 381 (2007): 222.
Eichler, Dominic. “Think for a minute.” Frieze (December 2007): 15.
Hohmann, Silke. “Hello Bucharest.” Monopol, no. 1 (January 2007): 64-77.                 
Knoll, Valerie. “Cluj Connection.” ArtForum (April 2007): 286.
Kontova, Helena. “Interview with Victor Man.” In Praguebiennale 3: Glocal & Outsiders: Connecting Cultures in Central Europe, by Gabriele Guzzo. Milan: G. Politi, 2007.
Levin, Alon and Mihnea Mircan. Memosphere: Rethinking Momuments. Frankfurt: Revolver, 2007.
Marsilio. la Biennale di Venezia, vol. II: 126, 129.
Mugnaini, Alberto. “Victor Man.” Flash Art Italia, no. 265 (August-September 2007): 134.
Price, Matt. “Cluj Connection.” Flash Art, no. 253 (March-April 2007): 74.
Rabottini, Alessandro. “Plural Solitude.” MAP, no. 11 (Autumn 2007): 36-41.
Stocchi, Francesco. “Yin and Yang: On the 52nd Venice Biennial.” Spike, no. 13 (2007): 37.
Storr, Robert. Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present Tense. Venice: Marsilio, 2007: vol. 2; 126, 129.
Van den Boogerd, Dominic. “Six uneasy pieces.” Metropolis M, no. 4 (2007): 82-83.
Watson, Simon. “Victor Man.” Whitewall, no. 6 (Summer 2007): 64.                                         

2006                                   
Casati, Marta. “Part of the Process 2.” Flash Art, no. 250 (October 2006): 62.
Cumming, Laura. “Critic’s Choice.” Observer, May 14, 2006.
Insert. Omagiu Magazine, no. 4 (2006): 154-159.
Nastac, Simona.  Absent Without Leave (AWOL): Biennial of Young Artists. Bucharest: Meta; Goethe Institut Bukarest, 2006.
Nastac, Simona. “Victor Man.” Flash Art, no. 251 (November-December 2006): 100-102.
Neal, Jane.  “Coming in from the Cold.” ArtReview (May 2006): 110-113.
Neal, Jane.  “Victor Man at Plan B.” Art in America 94, no. 1 (January 2006): 130.
Politi, Giancarlo and Helena Kontova. “Top 100 Artists.” Flash Art, no. 250 (October 2006): 68-70.
Giancarlo, Politi. “Focus Romania: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Romania.” Flash Art 39, no. 251 (November-December, 2006): 90, 92.
Willa Warszava. Warsaw: Raster; Frankfurt: Revolver, 2006: 88-93.
Romano, Gianni.  “Interview with Victor Man.” Contemporary 15, no. 82 (2006): 56-59. Schwabsky, Barry. Victor Man: The Place I’m Coming From. London: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2006.
Stein-Greben, Dieirdre. “Susan and Michael Hort.” ARTnews 105, no. 7 (Summer 2006): 140.
Williams, Gilda. “Victor Man.” Artforum 45, no. 1 (September 2006): 394.                                                                                                        

2005                                   
“Bright Young Things.” ArtReview (December 2005): 102.
Costinas, Cosmin. 32 Romanian Painters. Bucharest: H’art Gallery, 2006: 250-61.
Dan, Liviana. “Curators Have Dreams.” Arhitext, no. 8 (2005): 150.
Kontova, Helena and Giancarlo Politi. Prague Bienniale 2: Expanded Painting/Acción Directa. Milan: Politi, 2005: 106-107.
Neal, Jane. “Alice Cattaneo, Victor Man, Eli Stertz: Analix Forever.” Flash Art 38, no. 244 (October 2005): 131.                                 

2004                 
Moyen, Claude. “Colocation.” In Re: Location 1-7/Shake, 52. Luxembourg: Casino Luxembourg, 2004.

 

 

Campagnola, Sonia, Reviews: Victor Man, Flash Art, March-April 2008, p.135-136
Download PDF
Morton, Tom. Shape Shifter, Frieze, November/December 2008, 160-165
Download PDF
Myers, Holly. Piece together the clues, The Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2008, p.E32
Download PDF
Rabottini, Alessandro, Plural Solitud, MAP, Issue 11, Autumn 2007, p. 36 – 41
Download PDF
Williams, Gilda. Reviews: Victor Man, Artforum, September 2006, p.394
Download PDF