Albert Kaan - Frequency ship to gravity, 2018, square pipe mesh, el-wire, marker, 260x500x50-cm, by night

Frequency ship to gravity, 2018, square pipe mesh, el-wire, marker, 260 x 500 x 50 cm, by night

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Albert Kaan lives and works in Bucharest. Born in 1993, he graduated from the Sculpture Department of the National University of Arts in Bucharest in 2016. His artistic discourse was strongly related to his urban experience. He combined industrial materials such as iron and tar with more traditional modelling clay, plaster, or charcoal to create spatial structures of generous sizes that can be exhibited both outdoors, in gardens and parks, and indoors, in white cubes or industrial spaces. He also blends sounds and video projections with industrial structures, creating spectacular effects on live performance.

As a young artist, he explores out-of-the-ordinary mental and sensory experiences and transforms them into matter. More than being short-lived, his artwork is projected, planned, imagined, and transformed into solid, permanent structures.

Just as a photograph immortalizes moments, the metal networks built up by the artist preserve pieces of his thoughts and older memories. Through formal reduction and simplified geometry, he extracts the essence from sensory chaos.

The mixture of metal with light and color transforms classical media into post-conceptual ideas, while the intention and process to eternalize multisensory experiences in only one image, as in photography, amplifies the polymorphic meaning of his object instances.

Albert Kaan combines media in such a way that he distances himself from tradition, which can easily confine such a historical discipline. He welds, paints, and assembles various materials using formal rigor concerning rhythm, movement, and ephemerals.

Albert Kaan, with a keen interest in installation as a practice within post-war art history, draws inspiration from artists such as Dan Flavin and James Turrell. He refrains from allowing them to become formal burdens, instead using them as guiding influences on specific technical aspects. Claire Bishop has noted that installation art “directly engages the viewer as a literal presence in the space.

Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residence 2019, 12th Edition
Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residence 2018, Mihail Cosuletu, Stefan Radu Cretu, Albert Kaan, Adina Mocanu, Petrica Stefan, Miki Velciov , Cetate Arts Danube Center, Cetate, Romania
Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residence 2017, Stefan Radu Cretu, Albert Kaan, Constantin Luser, Ignazio Mortellaro, Stefan Papco, Petrica Stefan, Cetate Arts Danube Center, Cetate, Romania



In a Liminal Space My Shadow Gets Twisted
Atelier 35, Bucharest

Solo Show, PlantVillage, Bucharest

Form Vibration/Time Illusion, 418 Gallery, Cetate



Post-world undercover Guerilla Fake Rock Manufacturing Facility
Art Encounters Biennial. My Rhino is not a science fictions.

Nucleu 0011. Întâlniri Inoportune 02
Atelier 35

418GALLERY, Munich

Other Worlds on Paper
418GALLERY, Munich

Cetate Arts Danube. Blue Coated Summer.
ARCUB, Bucharest

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 3 | Old and New Cetate Arts Danube

LEILEI Gallery | Bucharest

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 2
418GALLERY Munich

My Solo Group Show
CAV Gallery

Art Brussels Online Platform

NAG – Quick-Fix
La Mielul Alb, Sibiu

Zblentit, zblentit !
A5 Studio Space, Bucharest

Opening Artspace, Stefan Radu Cretu, Albert Kaan, Petrica Stefan
GOLDEGG4, Vienna

NAG – Sampanie in spatiu
La Mielul Alb, Sibiu

Art Safari 2019
Art Safari, Bucharest

Nomi Blum, Damien Caccia, Stephanie Carranza, Albert Kaan, Dimitri Mallet, Célia Nkala, Daniel Roşca, Vlad Turco

In the frame of the French – Romanian Season 2019
Galerie Mansart, Paris

Dimensions – Albert Kaan, Cristina Flo, Matei Petrescu
Råhuset, Copenhagen

Quasi Vernissage, Cazul101, Bucharest

Creator and designers Night, Universivery of Arhitecture Ion Mincu, Bucharest

In serie – NAG, TOT, Bucharest
4 Artists’ Room, 418 Gallery, Cetate

Diploma Selected, Romanian Design Week, Mezanin, Bucharest

An Abstract Feeling – Young Romanian Artists, 418 Gallery, Bucharest
Diploma Selected, Stirbey Palace, Bucharest

New Artists – Hanul Gabroveni, Arcub, Bucharest

Amural Festival, Brasov

Summer Well Festival, Stirbey Estate, Bucharest

Adamclisi Arts Archeology, Adamclisi

Expo Circuit: Hanul Gabroveni, Bucharest; Multicultural Center of Transilvanya University, Brasov; Museum of Universal Etnography, Franz Binder, C.N.M., Astra, Sibiu; Urania Palace, Cluj – Napoca; Ambasada, Timisoara

The New Creative Class 1. Albert Kaan & Mihai Popescu, Tipografia Gallery, Bucharest

Muse, Danaida, Craftsmanship, Cumintenii, Romanian National Library, Bucharest
Shape, Questions and Answers II, Timisoara West University’s Sculpture Department

Metha – Lan III, The irreversible passage of time, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

Metha – Lan II, Human interconnection, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

Sutu Palace, Bucharest

Look and Learn, Tonitza Highschool Exchange, London