Mihai Barabancea

part of a series on Radical


About the speaker

Mihai Barabancea is a photographer and multi-talented creative based in Bucharest, Romania.

His ongoing work encompasses photography, artist books, performance and reality hacking, rule bending, retro no-futurism, inceptions… all which have as recurrent subject the different facets of the ‘Romanian habitat’ with its dystopian and alienated glitches.

Constantly pushing the boundaries, questioning the status quo and trolling all socio-political views, Mihai Barabancea defines himself as a regular man, a hero for some and a villain for others. He’s tired of hearing what art ought to be, and thus, he is constantly redefining himself and his practice.

His last photography book ‘FALLING ON BLADES’ was just published by Edition Patrick Frey in Switzerland.

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Additional details

The first ever online event of #CMBuc, concocted with all the others Romanian chapters: TM, CJ and IS. Register to get your zoom link via email the day before. The one hour event will be in Romanian.


In a time of uncertainty and digital tiredness, while longing for the face-to-face interactions with the communities we love and appreciate so much, we are more determined than ever to show how the power of being together can strive.

Thus the 4 local hosts - Elvira Lupsa, Stefania Robu, Andreea Iager Tako and Andreea Negruti - have been planning an online gathering that they hope to be relevant in these alienating times. The #RADICAL event brings together 4 special guest speakers from each city: Mihai Barabancea, Rudolf Gräf, Adela Fofiu și George Pleșu.

Join us in this premiere event that reunites 4 cities, 4 micro-communities and 4 very different speakers that will explore #RADICAL as a reality, as a thought, as way of being or of behaving. Andreea Vrabie, one of the founders of CreativeMornings Bucharest, kindly accepted to be our master of ceremonies, weaving our guests’ stories together.

The CreativeMornings universe landed 6 years ago in Romania with our first local chapter: CreativeMornings Bucharest. Over the years the #CreativeMornings vibe has spread to Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara and Iași.

What an incredible effort of coming together!