Octav Grigorescu (1933-1987) lived and worked in Bucharest, Romania, Venice, Italy and Hamburg, Germany. Selected exhibitions include: LORA TAU and other stories, solo exhibition at Galeria Plan B, Berlin (2020), This part that seemingly needs to get out through a place in my body, organised by Salonul de proiecte at Spike, Berlin (2020); Displacement and Togetherness, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever (2019); COUNTERPOINT. An Octav Grigorescu—Georgeta Naparus Retrospective, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (M.N.A.C.), Bucharest (2018); Une saison roumaine (display of works from the museum collection), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); Les jours gigantesques, Plan B, Berlin (2017); The National Museum of Art, Bucharest (1984; 1960); The Biennial of European Graphic Art, Baden-Baden (1983); The Venice Biennale (1980; 1968); Edinburgh Art Festival (1971); Pratt Institute, New York (1969); Quatrième Biennale, Paris (1965).
Awards and distinctions: Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica Italiana (1983); “Ion Andreescu’’ Prize, Romanian Academy (1966).
Octav Grigorescu, Untitled, 1980s, Oil on wood, 41.1 x 53.1 x 1.8 cm. Courtesy Grigorescu Estate and Plan B Cluj/Berlin