Șerban Savu (b. 1978, Sighișoara, Romania) lives and works in Cluj, Romania. He attended the University of Art and Design in Cluj, Romania (2001), after which he was awarded a two-year postgraduate research grant to Venice. Considered part of the group of painters known as the Cluj-school, Savu's figurative paintings skilfully rendered canvases capture the daily existence of contemporary Romanians at work and leisure. Recent exhibitions include Șerban Savu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Geta Bratescu, La Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome, Italy (2020); En dérive/Adrift, Centre d’art le LAIT, Albi, France (2019, solo); Șerban Savu and Ciprian Muresan: L'Atelier Sans Fin, Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2019); The Influencing Machine, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2019); BioPerversity, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018); Disruptive Imagination - Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls, Gallery of Fine Arts, Ostrava, Czech Republic and the Ferenczy Museum Center, Szentendre, Hungary (2017); Șerban Savu: New Works, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2016, solo); Pictures at an Exhibition, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2015, solo); and The Edge of the Empire, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY (2009, solo).