Michele Bressan (b.1980) is an Italian born visual artist, working with photography and film. Since 1991, Bressan lives and works in Buchares, Romania.

His work documents aspects of Romanian post-communist substantiveness, using the photographic medium as a means of artistic research. By portraying representative surroundings through intimate series marshalling as a subjective visual journal, Bressan’s artistic approach enables the viewer to empathize with specific scenes, while witnessing the particularities and mechanisms of a society intercepted in its slow transition process.

His works have been showcased at the Venice Art Biennale (in 2011 and 2015), Performance Art Institute - San Francisco (2010), Museum fur Photographie Braunschweig (2013), Palais de Tokyo - Paris (2013), Louvre Museum Auditorium - Paris (2019), National Museum of Contemporary Art - Bucharest (2011, 2014, 2016), Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2011), ESSL Museum - Wien (2009), Tate Britain (2014), Art Encounters Biennale - Timisoara (2017), Centre d’artContemporain - Mulhouse (2019), Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival (2011), Natural History Museum Bern (2017), Art Encounters Foundation Timisoara (2020), Neuen Museum / Bauhaus Universitat Weimar (2009), Istitut d’Etudes Superieurs des Arts Paris (2009).

In 2009 he won the ESSL Award for photography and in 2010 the Constantin Brancusi fellowship at the CiteInternationale des Arts, Paris.

Bressan’s art works are included in several private and public collections, such as: ESSL Museum – Wien, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) - Romania, Museum fur Photographie – Braunschweig, Museum of Recent Art (MARe) - Romania, Natural History Museum of Bern, Art Encounters Foundation - Romania, ING Bank, and private collections.


STRATA Appearances
Michele Bressan
RABLA | 2011-2013