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Writing, Performance, Installation: Art by Bogdan Cheta

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Bogdan Cheta is an Alberta-based multidisciplinary artist whose body of work encompasses writing, performance, installation and conceptual thinking. Bogdan is a prolific creator whose portfolio is ever-evolving and difficult to pin down.


A photo of a woman making cologne from flowersCOLOGNE


I love the way Bogdan combines pure artistic experimentation with a sense of academic rigor in his artworks. His works address many different subjects, from introspective explorations of the self, to commentary on sociopolitical issues, Bodgan’s portfolio is densely packed with ideas. The artist is very good at presenting ideas in such a way as to leave a great deal of open-endedness, encouraging the viewer to engage and question the topic, and their own reactions.


A screen capture of Bogdan Cheta's portfolio websiteBogdan's website,


In our previous feature of Bogdan’s work we looked at his vast installations, collections of beads, lace and feathers that expressed a tangible sense of organized chaos. While his recent works have moved away from the format, Bogdan’s overall aesthetic is still imbued with that sense of messy genius, like an unkempt desktop hiding treasure troves of information. 


An installation by Bogdan ChetaILH // Don't You? (installation view)

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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