Born and brought up in Bucharest, Anton Roland Laub lives and works in Berlin and Bucharest. He received an MA degree from the weißensee art academy in Berlin in the class of Prof. Andreas Siekmann and Prof. Alice Creischer. Previously, he completed his studies at the New School for Photography, Berlin, and graduated from the media and communication science department at the University of Bucharest. In his artistic practice, Laub engages with subversive approaches in decoding reality constructions, proxy strategies and phantoms of power. His recent photo books LAST CHRISTMAS (of Ceaușescu) and Mobile Churches, both published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, address Romania’s contemporary history as well as the legacy of Ceaușescu’s dictatorship.
Laub was a finalist for the New Discovery Award during the 49th edition of the International Photography Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles. He was nominated for the Dummy Book Award at Unseen Photography Festival in Amsterdam and Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles. The resulting photo book Mobile Churches was selected for the FOLA Photobook Award in Buenos Aires and shortlisted at PhotoBookAthens, on view at Benaki Museum during the European Month of Photography. Currently, he is preparing the last publication of his Romania trilogy. He has had solo exhibitions among others at Église Saint Germain des Prés, Paris; Berlin Wall Memorial, Chapel of Reconciliation, Berlin; Bucharest Municipality Museum, Bucharest; Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas; Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles; Romanian Cultural Institute, Berlin; atelier 35, Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici, Bucharest. Upcoming solo exhibitions are planned for Galeria Aparte, Academy of Arts, Iași, PHOTO IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv, and Goethe-Institut, Bucharest. He has been part of the 7th Triennial of Photography and Architecture, Brussels; FORMAT Photography Biennale, Derby; Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles; European Month of Photography, Athens and Berlin; PhotoSaintGermain, Paris; MakeCity Festival, Berlin. His works have been reviewed and featured in the international press, including The British Journal of Photography, Deutschlandfunk, The New York Times, L'Œil de la Photographie, AMERICAN SUBURB X, and are held in public and private collections, such as the Book and Media Art Collection of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Archive of Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles; Berlin Wall Memorial Museum, Berlin; Bucharest Municipality Museum, Bucharest.