Jecza Gallery at Vienna International Art Fair The New Contemporary

Postcards From Home

by Michele Bressan

Jecza Gallery, Booth C25, Vienna Fair 2012 &

Jecza Gallery is delighted to invite you at The New Contemporary, Vienna Fair, during 20-23 September, 2012.

Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria – Entrance A

 The Jecza Gallery showcases at stand C25, the "world" of Michele Bressan, Italian born artist living and working in Bucharest. Jecza Gallery already presented older works by Michele Bressan  from Passato Prossimo series at London Art Fair this year in a group show.

This new project of the young artist, awarded with the Essl Award for photography in 2009, describes his focused path of discovering a new kind of "Romania". Being and not being directly involved in daily life. This unique "Third-Person" approach makes the work of Bressan truly genuine and shows his detached mode of observation.


Born 10.07.1980 in Trieste, Italy

From 1994 lives&works in Bucharest, Romania


2010: BA in Photography and Video, Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest

2009: Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest, video and photography department

Solo exhibitions:

2011: "Paysages Interieurs", Rue de l'Exposition, Paris

2011: "Vita, Morte e Miracoli" LC Foundation for Contemporary Art Bucharest

2010: "Memories for my Children", ICR Gallery, Paris

2010: "Last Shot" , H'art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2009: "Winter Preview", Maison de l'international, Grenoble, France

2009: "Memories 4 Free", The Ark Gallery Bucharest, Romania

2009: "Rerevolution", Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris, France

2009: "1980" , Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2008: "Found Films", Gallery 29,Bucharest, Romania

2008: "Passato Prossimo",UNA Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2007: "Reminder",Hag Gallery,Bucharest, Romania

Group exhibition:

2012: MONUMENTAL, Jecza Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

2012: Centre wallon d'Art contemporain "La Châtaigneraie", Belgium

2011: E-cité – Musée d'art Moderne Saint Etienne

2011: "Les Rencontres d'Arles" Photo Festival, with Gallery Huit

2011: "Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione Italia nel Mondo"

2011: "Funeraria", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

2011: "GATE11 International departures" Fondazione Fotografia Modena

2011: "Voiaj" , National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

2010: "Multi-pli-cites", St-art Fair, Apollonia Gallery Strasbourg, France

2010: "Ne tourne pas la tete", Mois de la Photo, ICR Paris, France

2010: "Videozone V", international video art Biennial, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2010: "Mostra", UNA Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2010: "As far as i can tape", Performance Art Institute San Francisco,USA

2010: "New/Now" festival online, Nantes, France

2009: "TUSOVKA New Act", Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2009: "ESSL Award -winners exhibition", ESSL Museum, Wien, Austria

2009: "Romania: 20 of December, 20 years", Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

2009: "Trans- Form in art education", Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

2009: "Moldova in Focus" , Gallery VN, Zagreb, Croatia

2009: "Postcards" Neuen Museum, Bauhaus Universitat, Weimar

2009: "Cynicism & Fear", Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy

2009: "Spazi Aperti", Accademia di Romania, Roma, Italy

2009: "Where i belong" , National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (3/4)

2009: "Ro Archive" , Institut d'Etudes Superieures des Arts, Paris, France

2009: "Romanian Film Festival" , Cervantes Institute of Chicago, USA

2008: "SurExpositions OFF" , French Cultural Centre Timisoara,Romania

2008: "RO Archive", Futura Gallery /Karlin Studios, Prague, CZ

2008: "Preview Berlin" , Berlin, Germany

2008: "Show Off Paris", Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

2008: "Bucharest -between melancholia and hysteria", Czech Centre Gallery,Prague

2007: "Reminder II", VBKO Gallery, Wien, Austria

2007: "Galleria d'Arte III Millennio",San Marco, Venice,Italy

2007: "Portugal Art Biennial", Villa Nova Cerveira, Portugal

2007: "Radical She 2", Arezzo,Castello di Favara,Italy


2012: MONUMENTAL, exhibition catalogue published by Jecza Gallery and City Business Centre Timisoara, Romania

2010: "Memories for my Children" exhibition catalogue, ICR Paris, France

2009: "100 to watch" the new directory of romanian creative talent

2009: “Spazi Aperti 2009” Catalogue

2009: "65 +" exhibition catalogue, produced by The Ratiu Foundation

2008: insertion, "Archive in Residence Vienna-Bucharest" catalogue

2008: "SurExpositions" catalogue, with the series "Where i Belong"

2008: insertion,nr.10 Omagiu magazine "XXX"

2008: insertion, nr.11 Omagiu magazine "The Green Issue"

2008: insertion "Interventii 3" catalogue

2008: insertion, nr.12 Omagiu magazine "Rawmania"

2007 : insertion, "International Portugal Art Biennial" catalogue

2007: insertion, "Arte Laguna" catalogue

2007 : insertion, "International Portugal Art Biennial" catalogue

2007: insertion, "Arte Laguna" catalogue


2011: selected for the Venice Biennale 2011 – "Padiglione Italia nel Mondo"

2011: selected for " International Departure GATE11", Fondazione Fotografia Modena

2010: "Constantin Brancusi" fellowship, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, France

2009: Romanian Cultural Institute Paris residence, Paris, France


2009: Winner of the ESSL Award for Romania, photography

2009: Henkel Award finalist, photography

2008: SurExpositions Award for the "Young Artist" category, photography

Works in private collections of Italy, America, Romania, France, Austria

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