Florin Ungureanu (born 1971, Iasi) is a Romanian artist who lives and works in London since 2003. He graduated with a MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2008, previously having obtained a BFA (Hons) in Fine Art / Painting in 1997 from The George Enescu University of Arts, Iasi, Romania.
Ungureanu's work explores the concepts of power, politics, history, identity and death through irony and humour. He is interested in how they influence beliefs and perceptions by altering and subverting them. From here derives the desire to further explore the need for uncertainty and the metaphysical loneliness of the human being, addressing such issues as solitude, amnesia, memory, suppression, doubt and the sublime.
Ungureanu's work has been chosen by Rebecca Wilson from Saatchi Gallery for Zoo Art Fair 2007 at the Royal Academy of Arts London. Ungureanu has also shown work with Matt Roberts Arts at Salon '08 in Vyner Street London E2, and has been selected for the Summer Exhibition 2008 at Royal Academy of Arts London by Humphrey Ocean RA. In 2009 Ungureanu's work was included on the Curated Selection on Axis by Mona Casey. One of Ungureanu's paintings has recently been selected for East Wing Nine: EXHIBITIONISM, The Art of Display, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London WC2R ORN, January 2010 to July 2011.
Born 1971, Iasi, Romania Lives and works in London since 2003
2008 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
2011 Vivienne Westwood's 100 Days of Active Resistance, Day 45, Ar100days, London
01|2010 - 07|2011 East Wing Collection Nine, EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London
2010 DIAL HISTORY, with Dzenana Hozic, Florin Ungureanu, Peter Donaldson, Curated by Anthony Gross, The Old Police Station, 114 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG
2009 SUMMER EXHIBITION 2009, Royal Academy of Arts London, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD
2008 Salon 08, Matt Roberts Arts & VINEspace, Selectors: Andrea Tarsia, Head of Exhibitions and Projects, Whitechapel Gallery; Cath Ferguson, artist, writer, lecturer; Kate Jones, collector and patron, 25a Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 9DG
2008 MFA 'Master of Fine Art' Show, Goldsmiths, University of London, Ben Pimlott Building, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
2008 SUMMER EXHIBITION, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD