Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán

Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán are an artist duo based in Bucharest and Vienna. They are SAVA Creative Fellows at PACT, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan are based in Bucharest and Vienna and have collaborated since 2012. Their research-driven practice examines hidden patterns in historical, social, and geopolitical narratives through installation, video, and performance. Their project for the Socialist Anthropocene, "Prospecting S.A.", explores the Romanian-African joint economic ventures and their legacies since the first Romanian trans-African expedition. Their works have been exhibited worldwide, recently including n.b.k Berlin, Tinguely Museum Basel, Migros Museum Zurich, Istanbul Biennial, Palais de Tokyo Paris, and Whitechapel in London, among others.