Born in Bucharest, lives and works in Bucharest and Los Angeles. With a background in mathematics and physics, he approached art in the beginning and the middle of the ’90s using a personal method of researching the contemporary discourse and the related phenomena. The artist chose this course as a personal statement, searching for an answer, but also out of the need to find a better strategy to study and practice contemporary art in a multi-dysfunctional context. Not only does he refer to the academic discourse or the official practice, but to all social realms, in a country blocked in its transition to a “superior level”. Nowadays, Simion Cernica continues to negotiate his position of artist and citizen.
He works with whatever media or discourse necessary to express his position and present his ideas by constructing the appearance of an art situation in any given context, focusing on the ultimate concept to create his art works & projects, using the dedicated exhibition space as a "stage" for his installations.