Marius Ritiu holds an MFA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium, as well as an MFA in Classical Sculpture from the Art and Design University of Cluj, Romania. He left Romania in 2010 together with his colleague and friend,Cristian Bors. Subsequently, Bors & Ritiu worked as an artist duo from 2010 until 2017. Marius Ritiu has shown in numerous international group and solo shows including, the Bucharest Biennale; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE; Independent Art Fair, Brussels, BE; Volta, Basel, CH; Open Source, New York; cutlog Art Fair in Paris and New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO. He has also been awarded scholarships and residencies including the ARTE/Cutlog Prize; the Verbeke Foundation Residency, BE; and most recently, the Kunsten Erfgoed Grant for the ISCP. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (ISCP). He lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Marius Ritiu’s oeuvre is personal yet universal, intimate yet foreign, disparate yet connected, historical yet fictitious, global yet local. His work is contradictory – as creative work so often is – steeped in themes of travel, heritage, cultural origin, migration, and space. As a Romanian artist whose own migration story to Western Europe has informed and anchored the topics in his work, Ritiu seeks ways to express the universal humane through the personal or particular, the familiar through the alien, the planetary through the local.
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