Bors & Ritiu

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Artwork
Venus von Hamburg, 2015
Venus von Hamburg (detail), 2015
The Patron of the Travellers (fragment), 2014
Eleven Thousandth of a Second Long Ride, 2014
The Patron of the Travellers, 2013
Bors &
Ritiu
Artist's Statement

Bors & Ritiu is an artist duo that delights in using methods of appropriation and overidentification, criticizing the art market with a whiff of humour and wit that goes well beyond a postmodern sense of irony. In this sense, their work comes close to an artistic form of activism, a kind of avant-garde in disguise, refusing to communicate a straightforward, overtly political message. (There is no programme). As visual artists, they are implying themselves in their own critique, as if they were characters in their own story. (Do you read me?) Bors & Ritiu use their twin personality and accompanying avatars as a means to INSTALL an ambiguity, bending an appropriated imagery back on itself, short-circuiting it in a way. (A strange loop). This is how they typically tend to frustrate the viewers' desire, projecting their expectations back onto them like a boomerang.

Pieter Vermeulen, September 2013

Bio/Resume

Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu

Marius Ritiu (1984)
Cristian Bors (1980)

Awards:
2011 – ARTE/cutlog Prize for the project No Borders Equals Tolerance, presented during the cutlog Art Fair, Bourse du Commerce, Paris, FR

Solo exhibitions:
2014 - Eleven Thousandth of a Second Long Ride, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp, BE
2013 – Eleven Thousandth of a Second Long Ride, project presentation (supported by ARTE TV France), cutlog Art Fair, The Clemente, New York, US
2012 - Different Perspective “Contest/Exhibition”, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp, BE
2012 – DE SOKKEL #3 - Kunstinterventie in het Antwerpse Stadspark, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE
2012 – Magic Carpet, project presentation at Slick Art Fair/Galerie Marion De Cannière, Brussels, BE
2011 – Mas(s) Moving, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp, BE
2011 – Stressing State, Trajector Art Fair/Galerie Marion De Cannière, Bru