b. 1972, Vaslui,

Living and working in Iaşi, Felix Aftene graduated as the valedictorian of the Academy of Visual Arts “George Enescu” Iaşi, Mural Painting Department, in 1996 (professor Dimitrie Gavrilean). Since 2016, he has a Ph.D. at the Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, Iaşi. He has been working as designer at the Romanian Television in Iaşi since 1998. Between 1997-1998 the artist was granted the Scholarship of the Romanian Fine Artists Union.

In 1998, he won the contest for the execution of a mural painting for the General Directorate of Public Finances in Iaşi for the artwork entitled Babylon (on a surface of 74 m2). In 2008 he returned to public attention with an authentic work of art, Time Capsule, a monument made of bronze, placed in front of Iaşi City Hall, on the anniversary of 600 years since the documentary attestation of the city.

Since 1997 he has been a member of the Romanian Fine Artists Union and, since 2007, a member of the board. In 2013 he was elected president of the Romanian Fine Artists Union, Iaşi branch.

He is also curator and coordinator of numerous artistic projects representing the visual artists from Iaşi, in the country and abroad. He was awarded twentyfive prizes for his national and international artistic activity.

Felix Aftene is one of the most representative contemporary artists in Romania. His works are displayed in museums and private collections in Romania and abroad: the United States, the United Kindom, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Canada, Hungary, Isreal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania etc.

Felix Aftene