APPARATUS 22 and FARID FAIRUZ contributing to
“25 x 25 x 25” at Tranzit, Bucharest

December 13 and 14

The participants (invited by tranzit curators from Bucharest and from Iasi) will propose selections that are chronological or random, from the official or the personal history, mainstream or marginal, from politics, art or popular culture, presented through text, image, video or sound, reconstituting this recent past which still haunts us.

With contributions by:
Apparatus 22, Luminita Apostu, Maria Balabas, Oana Baluta, Matei Bejenaru, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Petru Dandea, Mihaela Dragan, Simona Dumitriu, Vasile Ernu, Farid Fairuz, Bogdan Ghiu & Miron Ghiu, Cezar Lazarescu, Petre Florin Manole, Igor Mocanu, Cristian Nae, Dan Perjovschi, Iulia Popovici, Ovidiu Gherasim Proca, rekabu, Adrian Schiop, Jean-Lorin Sterian, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Elena Vladareanu & Robert Balan

more info here and here

KILOBASE at Artissima

APPARATUS 22 in “Present Future” at Artissima

KILOBASE BUCHAREST has the pleasure to invite you to discover the solo presentation of emerging Romanian art collective Apparatus 22 in the curated “Present Future” section of Artissima.

The participation of Apparatus 22 is generously supported also by Romanian Cultural Institute and add.


Booth: PF 19 (main hall)

November 6, 2014 professional preview
November, 7 – 9, 2014: 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm
KILOBASE at Artissima

FARID FAIRUZ co-curates 'Good Guys Only Win in Movies' festival at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), Berlin

The Festival will take place between November 5 - 9 in several spaces at HAU Berlin and will focus on artists and works from Bucharest and Chisinau. Alexandra Pirici, Nicoleta Esinencu, Manuel Pelmus, Ion Bors, Madalina Dan, Raluca Voinea, Paul Dunca, Bogdan Georgescu and many others will be part of it.
He will also perform his own work Realia and in the “'Delicate instruments handled with care” by Alexandra Pirici.

More info here
Good Guys only Win in Movies

APPARATUS 22 - AS GOOD AS GOLD unveiled on the blog of MOUSSE

The solo intervention of Apparatus 22 at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart is unveiled on the blog of MOUSSE magazine.

Second in a series of works building tension on the ambivalence of words used both in the sacred sphere and consumerist vocabulary, “AS GOOD AS GOLD” is a meditation from different vantage points on the arbitrariness of gold.

Discover the exhibition here:
Apparatus 22 in Mousse

FARID FAIRUZ performs at Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin and at Oratory Centre for Culture, Lublin

On October 10 he will perform in the frame of “Double Projection. The folder is empty” at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany and on October 15 and 16 he will perform “Quartet for a microphone” by Vava Stefanescu in the frame of Theatre Confrontations Festival at Oratory Centre for Culture, Lublin, Poland.

More info here and here
The Folder is Empty

FARID FAIRUZ performs at Weltecho, Chemnitz

On October 4 we will present his work “Realia (Bucharest-Beirut)” and in Chemnitz' city center he will unveil a new performance – intervention in public space from Afifarid series.
Colvulsion ltd.

CONVULSION Ltd. in 2015

Convulsion Ltd. exhibition of Christian Paraschiv curated by KILOBASE BUCHAREST is now in the making.
Colvulsion ltd.

IRINA BUJOR’s “Open Call” reaching out in Graz

The superlarge poster (139x119cm) looking at laughter as portrait was thought as an intervention for the vitrine of Narrenkastl in Frohnleiten, but soon came the idea of expanding the reach of the “Open Call”. The new posters were placed in art spots in Graz - Volkskunde Museum, Kunsthaus, Künstlerhaus and Kultur Service Gesellschaft vitrine - asking for a direct feedback: booking a laughing appointment with the artist for a future artwork.
Irina Bujor - Open Call

APPARATUS 22 in "Exploit!" at Nieuwe Vide

Apparatus 22 works are on display in the summer show of Nieuwe Vide in Haarlem. The group exhibition focuses on the human being in the role as consumer or producer and our relationships to the products we enjoy.

Participating artists:
Apparatus22 (RO), Nathan Azhderian (US) & Artun Alaska Arasli (TR), Saskia Burggraaf (NL), Sam Curtis (UK), Jeremy Hutchison (UK), Antje Peters (DE), Lina Theodorou (GR) en Upominki (NL);

Curator: Nathalie Hartjes

Further info here and here
Apparatuss22 in Exploit!

“IOANA NEMES – Monthly Evaluations” in SPRINGERIN

The “Ioana Nemes – Monthly Evaluations exhibition in Eastside Projects (Birmingham) curated by KILOBASE BUCHAREST together with Gavin Wade received an extensive review in the summer issue if SPRINGERIN magazine.
Ioana Nemes in Springerin

solo show at Galeria Nicodim

The first solo show of Apparatus 22 takes place in the impressive Cantacuzino Palace – the new premises of Galeria Nicodim in Bucharest. The set of works are multidimensional conceptualizations on the intricate relations between fashion - their main topic of research and reflection – and economics, politics, religion, war etc.
Apparatus 22 at Galeria Nicodim


The artists residency time in RONDO Graz has proved fruitful as a large sound installation “Where does?” was unveiled with the occasion of the Open Studios events. “Where does?” is looking at the fringes of authenticity of laughter in large social contexts.
Irina Bujor at RONDO

The work of IOANA NEMES in “Contratemps/Out of Time”

Works of Ioana Nemes are on view at CaixaForum Barcelona between 21.05 – 24.08.2014.

“Contratemps/Out of Time” exhibition includes works by Martí Anson, Fito Conesa, Esther Ferrer, Dora García, Antoni Muntadas, Ioana Nemes, TobiasRehberger, Edward Ruscha, Montserrat Soto, Michael Snow and Ignacio Uriarte.

Further info here
Apparatus 22 at Galeria Nicodim

FARID FAIRUZ – artist talk at Akademie der Künste, Berlin and performs at Alfred Ve Dvore Theater, Prague

He will present his own work “Realia (Bucharest-Beirut)” on April 8 and perform in “Romanian Dance History IX - Social Dance” on April 9 in the frame of Romanian Pulse Festival at Alfred Ve Dvore Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

More info: here and here

Furthermore he is preparing an artist talk at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany on May 14 alongside Laurynas Katkus, Nele Hertling and Lutz Seiler
video recording


Works of Apparatus 22 (in collaboration with StudioBASAR and SillyConductor) and Ioana Nemes are on display in “A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE. New Romanian Art” exhibition - an extensive review on recent Romanian art at The Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (11.03 -8.06.2014)

Apparatus 22, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Irina Botea, Mihut Boscu Kafchin, Catalin Burcea, Mircea Cantor, Radu Cioca, Radu Comsa, Adrian Ghenie, Maxim Liulca, Ioana Nemes, Alex Mirutziu, Anca Munteanu Rîmnic, Ciprian Muresan, Vlad Nanca, Cristian Rusu, Serban Savu, Razvan Sadean, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Ewa Gorzadek

Further info here
Apparatus 22, Ioana Nemes Ujadowski Castle

FARID FAIRUZ performs at Brut Wien, Wien

He will perform in “Delicate instruments handled with care”
by Alexandra Pirici on March 20, 21 and 22.

More info here
Apparatus 22, Ioana Nemes Ujadowski Castle