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Razvan Anghelache is a visual and performance artist, currently residing and working in Moncofa, Valencia, Spain. He was born in Bucharest, Romania and received his BA in Cinematography and Media from The National University of Arts in Bucharest. He worked in the gaming industry from 2006 to 2010, when he took the leap into freelance illustration and motion design.

In 2015, he moved to Sweden to further his education, earning a Master of Fine Arts at Umeå University. That same year, Razvan created Hazeart Studios, specializing in visual content creation, both for brands and individual entrepreneurs. He participated in two Erasmus+ mobility programs, one of which was in Italy. He coordinated the project called “Map my Art'' in its initiation and planning stages, at The Siena Art Institute and Santa Chiara FabLab.
Razvan has presented his work in various international exhibitions, including at the first edition of Bucharest Art Week (2014), Daegu Photo biennale (2016) and Robot Love (Eindhoven, 2018).

Between 2018 and 2021, Razvan worked remotely with The New Centre for Research & Practice, acquiring organizational knowledge in the online education field. During this period, Razvan traveled and lived between Romania, Germany, Sweden and finally Spain, where he decided to settle.


My works reflect the poetics of distorted perception, emotions, and altered states of consciousness. I’m interested in the human psyche and how individuals and collectives are affected by fears, trauma, tension, and anxiety. While these threads connect my projects, other themes are layered into my body of work, commenting on memory, desire, conflict, and power structures.

I find inspiration in popular culture, street art, cityscapes under construction, stories from the places which I have traveled and lived, myths, as well as dreams and exploration of my own subconsciousness. Mindful drawing helps me get into a flow state which has an important role in my creative process. In addition to drawing, I use a variety of media: sculptural installation, video, sound, painting, and performance.

In my drawings and paintings I like to create abstract worlds populated by outlandish characters. I use scale and affect in site-specific temporary installations for indoor and outdoor locations, to create immersive experiences for the viewers. Through my performances, I explore how value systems, significance, and constructs are altered when they are situated in an explicitly absurd situation.

Razvan Anghelache psychoactive bear performance


2017      MFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden
2008      BA in Photography, Cinematography and Media, National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania

Solo Exhibitions & Performances

2023      Cabe-Zones, Antic Forn, Tales, Spain
2019      Musica de los seres imaginarios, George Enescu National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
2018      Psychoactive Bear Therapy, Växjö konsthall, Sweden
2018      Installation is Dead, Long Live Painting, Verkligheten art space, Umeå, Sweden
2016      Psychoactive Bear Therapy, Rum för performance, Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden
2016      Mind Flood, Galleriet Konsthögskolan, Umeå, Sweden
2015      Psychoactive Bear Therapy at Open Days, Academy of Fine Arts Umeå, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018      Robot Love, Campina Milk Factory, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2018      16 Souls Nobody Noticed, Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden
2018      Happy Nation, Växjö konsthall, Sweden
2017      Friendly Sabotage / In Sketchland, Umeå, Sweden
2017      Fool's Gold, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden (catalogue)
2017      Open studio event and launching of the fanzine 5425200 seconds in Siena, Italy
2016      Arching of an Arrow, Galleriet Konsthögskolan, Umeå, Sweden
2016      Net Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea (catalogue)
2016      How was it possible? The Romanian Cultural Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015      No show (intention of a collective), Museum Anna Norlander, Skellefteå, Sweden
2015      Kulturhusfestivalen, Umeå, Sweden
2015      Borna 18, Laborna Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2015      Entropic erosion: human cityscapes, Carol53, Bucharest, Romania
2014      Concept, MORA Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2014      How was it possible? European Public space, Bucharest, Romania (catalogue)
2014      Balkan Mood: Focus Macedonia, the National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania
2014      BITUM, Carol53, Bucharest, Romania
2014      Contempora 7, Plastilina Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2013      Contempora 6, Alchemia Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2010      Omul sfinteste locul dar naravul ba, 115 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Selected press

2018      Alexandra Aliman, "Barbosii si maimuta inteleapta de pe tricourile lui Razvan Anghelache", IQads
2018      Sebastian Johans, "Konstrecension: I en centrifug av sönderfall på Växjö konsthall", Dagens Nyheter
2017      Robert Stasinski, "Inga ludditer", Kunstkritikk
2016      Sebastian Andersson, "Arching of an Arrow ”, Volym Konsttidningen (review)
2015      Emilie Sjölund, “När konsten får äga plats och omgivning”, NORRAN Magazine


2017      Bears, bears everywhere, Wake Up anthology, published by Centrala
2016      Umtitled Magazine, issues 1-3
2016      Net Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, exhibition catalogue
2016      Psychoactive Bear Therapy, zine, Self-published
2011      PeculiarBliss Magazine - Issue Five

Grants / Residencies

2018      Erasmus+ grant for traineeship at MORA gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2017      Erasmus+ grant for traineeship at Siena Art Institute, Italy
2015      KUNO mobility grant for express course in analog photography, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2014      How was it possible? Art Camp Residency, Brasov, Romania
2013      How was it possible? Art Camp Residency, Busteni, Romania