Vlad Nanca

Vlad Nanca (1979) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In parallel with his early art practice Vlad Nanca was an active participant in the coagulation of the young artist scene in Bucharest, Romania. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of 2020 initiative, under which among other events, he hosted the Home Gallery (with exhibitions by Liliana Basarab, Ioana Nemes, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Janek Simon, etc), started the “incepem” emailing list and the “incepem” fanzine. His early works employ political and cultural symbols, often using word-play to evoke nostalgia and referencing Romania’s recent history and challenging the social and political climate, but Nanca’s recent interests evolve around (public) space and its use and functions, materializing in sculptures, objects and installations.