Born (1981) in Brașov; lives and works in Bucharest, Romania

e-mail: lcnbran@gmail.com
instagram: Lucian Bran

Represented by ElectroPutere Gallery

Lucian’s interdisciplinary approach to landscape photography uses cynicism and sentimentality to subvert the ideological constructions shaping how we see our place within the societal world. His trademarks are self-reflexive photographic series which focus on the medium’s contribution to the material culture of global and local geographical imagination. His photographic installations are sometimes accompanied by objects that supplement the aura of the work.


2015MA in photography and dynamic imaging, Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest
2009BA in photography and dynamic imaging, Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest

Solo Shows

2021 From Centuries Ago to Eons to Come, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova, RO, curator Adrian Bojenoiu
2019 Săgeată, floare, foc, Borderline Artspace, Iași, RO, curator Corina Ilea
2015 Borrowed Territories, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest, RO, curator Matei Câlția
2014 Back to Wellhead, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Krakow Photomonth – Show OFF, Krakow, PL, curator Nicholas Grospierre
2013 Back to Wellhead, Lateral Art Space, Cluj, RO
2013 Back to Wellhead, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest, RO, curator Matei Caltia

Selected Group Shows

2023Promethean Fire, presentation at Artissima fair with Sandwich Gallery, Turin, IT
2023The Multiple Nature of Time, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, SK, curator Cristina Moraru
2023PULS 22, MNAC 2022 Art Aquisitions, MNAC, Bucharest, RO
2023SEE WHAT, Photography in Romania after 2000, MARe/Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, RO, curator Michele Bressan, Ioana Iuna Serban
2022Eyelid Noon, Iomo Gallery, Bucharest, RO, curator Horatiu Lipot
2022Entwined Enviroments II, CAV Gallery, Bucharest, RO, curators Raluca Oancea, Andrei Mateescu
2022Unlimited Visuality, Galeria Aparte, Iasi, RO, curator Adrian Bojenoiu
2021On past tense and its possibilities, Leilei Gallery, Bucharest, RO, curators Andrei Mateescu, Delia A. Prodan
2021 Re-Altering Reality, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova, RO, curator Cătălin Gheorghe
2018 Sanguinaccio Dolce: Kitchen for a despicable ruse, Atelier 35, Bucharest, RO, curator Carmen Casiuc
2018 Landschaft, die sich erinnert, MNAC, Bucharest, RO, curator Sandra Demetrescu, Eva Schmidt, Kai Vöckler
2018 Landschaft, Fotogalerie Wien, Wien, AT, curator Alexanda Manole
2017 On Words, Water and Things, Borderline Art Space, Iasi, RO, curator Raluca Nestor
2017 Being Mountains, Being Seas, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, RO, Romania
2016 Space Is Not The Final Frontier, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, RO
2016 Events With No Cause, CAMERA PLUS Biennale, Iași, RO, curator Lavinia German
2015 Mulhouse 015 Biennale, Mulhouse, FR
2013 Liquid Moments, Donau-Universitat Krems, AT, curator Gerhard Gensch
2012 Resturi / Restul, Atelier 35, Bucharest, RO
2011 Archisle #1 Open Photography Exhibition, Societe Jersaise, Jersey, UK
2010 Mostra, UNA Gallery, Bucharest, RO, curator Cosmina Chituc


2021 Romanian Contemporary Art 2010 – 2020, Rethinking the Image of the World: Projects and Sketches, Ed. Adrian Bojenoiu, Cristian Nae, Published by Hatje Cantz
2018 Remembering Landscape, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Sint-Lukas Gallery Brussel & Snoeck, 2018
2016 OPEN CALLS 2011 – 2016, Salonul de Proiecte
2013 ArchivoZine, Autumn Issue, no 6, Peripheries

Awards & Residencies

2020 ElectroPutere Gallery AIR programme
2019 Plat(t)form 2019, Fotomuseum Wintherthur
2017 Centrul pentru Fotografie Documentara Grants
2016 shortlisted for The New East Photo Prize, Calvert Foundation
2016 nominee for The Unseen ING Talent Award
2012 residency at Institutul Cultural Român, Paris
2011 1st prize Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme