Pavel Braila

Born: 1971, Chişnău (Moldova)
Video Art

Pavel Braila belongs to the post-Soviet generation of artists, which was formed in the 1990s. He can also be regarded as a “fledgling” of the Soros “nest,” as the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Chisinau cardinally changed the life of this young engineer with an interest in photography. Braila received a second education in foreign languages and went to the Netherlands to study modern art.

While he was still a student of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Pavel Braila was invited to contribute to documenta 2001. This astonishing success instantly propelled him into the ranks of the international artists, among whom he remains one of the youngest to this day.

Pavel Braila has an extremely broad range of artistic interests. Although video is of primary importance, he also engages in performances and installations with elements of painting.

Pavel Braila first exhibited in Moscow in 1998, when his work was shown at the Last Test Station international exhibition in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The artist then participated in the main project of the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2005 and in the Transfer international exhibition at the M’ARS Center for Contemporary Arts in 2008.

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