Simion Cernica was born in Bucharest, Romania. In 2011 he re-located to Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works.
As an artist who purposely avoided the conservative and stagnant reality of attending art school in Romania in the 90s, he created his own personal method of studying contemporary art and the related phenomena.
Initially he focused on photography, painting, video/film, installation and performance but currently works with whatever medium and discourse necessary to express his conceptual position and formal exploration.
He develops his practice by researching the current socio-political and cultural energies, recent history and the layered 20th century history. While questioning our approved cultural perspectives, he is devoted to creating a specific and complex art language that is continuously adjusted, aiming to challenge the way we perceive our reality, cultural history and advance our precarious humanity.
Throughout his career, he has been involved in art projects, shows, social practice, screenings and artist presentations in alternative art spaces, commercial galleries, public space, contemporary art institutions and museums, both in his native Romania and internationally. 2015 venues among others: Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome, Italy; Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara, Romania; National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania; MAGMA, Sf. Gheorghe, Romania, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania.