Pavel Br─âila

Bio

Since the mid-1990s the artist took part in numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals with films, videos, installations, photos, and performances. In 2002 his film “Shoes for Europe” was shown at the Documenta11. In 2003 Braila initiated in Moldova the unique project “Alte Arte” - a TV Magazine on Contemporary Art, that was produced by artists and broadcasted on Moldovan national TV.

In 2007, being an artist in residency of DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Pavel Braila presented his monumental installation “Barons'Hill” in Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. During one month, 24 hours around, his six channel video was taking advantage of the transparency of Mies van der Rohe's architecture and made the work visually and audibly accessible to visitors outside the building. His film Definitively Unfinished was awarded in 2009 at the Oberhausen International Film Festival.

In 2011 Braila presented "Chisinau - city difficult to pronounce" a four-part video work, which he created for the exhibition at Galerie Art Point (Vienna), that deals with life in Chisinau throughout a full year and offers impressions of Moldova's capital during all four seasons.
In 2012, invited by Technisches Museum Wien to make an intervention in the museum, Pavel Braila makes his tribute to the typewriter - "Ink Ribbon Fingerprints" a large scale installation, video projection and a life performance - the installation was on public view untill March 2013.
Project "Talking Letters" presented in 2013 it’s a film research on the Romani Language, made during two years in five countries.
In 2014 Pavel Braila being selected artist in Manifesta10 has made a series of performances in different public spaces in Saint Petersburg.
In 2015 Braila’s proposal was selected for the artistic concept for the first ever Moldovan Pavilion at the World Expo in Milano 2015.
In 2017 Pavel Braila was invited for the second time to Documenta14 to present his works in Athens and Kassel. 

Barons' Hill

2005
six channel video installation
Sound, Color, 10min
edition 2/5

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Caught Rainbow

2012
dimensions 0,5x0,7m
neon tubes, plastic translucent pipe, rope

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