Ciprian Mureşan was born in 1977 in Dej, Romania, and graduated from the Universitatea de Arta Şi Design in Cluj-Napoca in 2000. He works with a variety of media and symbols, creating rich and hypnotically attractive works that are firmly grounded in current-day issues. His critical, caustic, and humorous approach to history and belief systems like religion, communism, and capitalism offer a sharp commentary on the relationship between the individual and the collective, and highlights the dangers and possibilities of rising up against repressive identities. Mureşan’s exhibitions include Loophole to Happiness, Muzeum Sztuki Łódź (2011); The Seductiveness of the Interval, Venice Biennale (2009); and Destroy Athens, Athens Biennale (2007). Mureşan is co-editor of the artist-run magazine VERSION, and the editor of IDEA art + society magazine. He has been involved with the gallery Plan B in Cluj since 2005 and was included as a representative of the collective in Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012).