Romanian born and based international artist Dan Perjovschi comes to the University of Kansas from September 2–16, 2010 as the fall Spencer Museum of Art International Resident Artist. By bringing artists from around the world to KU this major international artist-in-residence program expands the Spencer Museum of Art’s international partnerships, stimulates innovative ways of thinking and creating, and offers new frameworks for interaction among artists, students, faculty and members of the community.
Since the opening of Romania to foreign travel, Dan Perjovschi has adopted a nomadic life, and he describes his studio as his notebook. For him, travel is a “research mission” that involves constant reflection as well as sharing what he learns. During his residency he will share his art and his reflections with KU and the community through talks and the creation of an installation in the Spencer Museum’s Central Court (September 16, 2010–February 6, 2011).
Perjovschi has participated in projects across the globe, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and most recently The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Toronto. For more information on the work of Dan Perjovschi, please visit his website.
The Spencer Museum of Art wishes to acknowledge Elizabeth Schultz, who provided the initial funds to create the International Artist-in-Residence Program endowment fund, as well as Linda Bailey and Ron Manka, Hope Talbot, Arthur V. Neis, and Judith and Frank Sabatini who have generously contributed to the challenge match. Selection for the International Artist-in-Residence Program is made by the University-Community Committee and includes Kris Ercums, Stephen Goddard, Saralyn Reece Hardy, Elizabeth Kowalchuk, Rick Mitchell, Celka Straughn and Elizabeth Schultz.