Lot 14

Mi Kafchin

Portrait of an Artist 200 Years from Now


Oil and acrylic on canvas
122 × 91.5 cm (48 × 36 inch)

Starting price €8,000
Estimate €8,000 - €10,000



Artwork description

Signed and dated ‘MIHUȚ BOȘCU KAFCHIN, 2014’ (on the reverse)


Private collection, U.S.A.; acquired from Nicodim Gallery by present owner


Exhibited in Mi Kafchin's U.S.A. solo debut show titled ‘If a screw falls in an abandoned robot workshop and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?’ (2014) at Nicodim Gallery.


Mi Kafchin

b. Galați, 1986
Based in Berlin


Solo (Selection)
  • 2018 - "Between Nights", Lyles & King, New York, US (International)
  • 2016 - 2017 - "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy", Galerie Judin, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2015 - "Reverse Engineering of the Self", , Trafó – House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 2015 - "Fraction of lightnings, plants, and synapses", Sabot, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (National)
  • 2014 - "Relative kinematics of a passing moment", Gaudel de Stampa gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 2013 - "Immortals Have Fun", Crystal, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 2013 - "II Clouds", Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France (International)
  • 2011 - "A Prologue to Vanity and Self-Adoration", Sabot, Cluj (National)
  • 2010 - "How it’s Made", Laika Art Space, Cluj (National)
  • 2009 - "Long Gone Future", Museum of Art, Cluj (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2017 - "The Basilisk", curated by Aaron Moulton, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US (International)
  • 2015 - "Some girls are bigger than others", Dawid Radziszewski gallery, Warsaw, Poland (International)
  • 2015 - "Cluj Connection 3D", Galerie Judin, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2014 - "Fragile Sense of Hope" – Art Collection Telekom, me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2013 - "Romanian Scenes", Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 2015 - Vienna Biennale 2015, " Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016", Vienna, Austria (International)

Additional info:

Formerly the assistant of Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie, Mi Kafchin relocated from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin in 2016 and has since been represented by Galerie Judin, Berlin. She has had solo exhibitions at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest; Museum of Art, Cluj; Galerie Judin, Berlin; Gaudel de Stampa, Paris. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; New Museum, New York; MuMoK – Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; MAK – Österreichisches Museumfür angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna; Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris; Palazzo Bonvicini, Venice.


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