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 Culturi agricole. Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest: 10 Years, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2023); Agricultura în arta românească modernă și contemporană, Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (2022); Makeovers, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest (2021, solo); ECHINOCȚIU, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara (2020, solo); Șerban Savu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Geta Bratescu, La Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome, Italy (2019); 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, Los Angeles (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, Los Angeles, CA (2016, solo); Pictures at an Exhibition, Plan B, Berlin (2015, solo); and The Edge of the Empire, David Nolan Gallery, New York (2009, solo).