Since the mid-1990s Pavel Brăila took part in numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals with films, videos, installations, photos, and performances. In 2002, his film “Shoes for Europe” was shown at the documenta11 in Kassel. In 2003, he was selected by Phaidon in the list of 100 best artist in the world (Cream 3). In 2004, Brăila initiated the unique project “Alte Arte” – a TV Magazine on Contemporary Art that was produced by artists and broadcasted on Moldova’s national TV.
In 2007, while an artist in residence at DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Pavel Brăila presented his monumental installation “Barons’Hill” in Neue Nationalgalerie. During one month, 24hrs around the clock, his six-channel video took advantage of the transparency of Mies van der Rohe’s architecture, making the work visually and audibly accessible to visitors outside the building. His film “Definitively Unfinished” was awarded in 2009 at the Oberhausen International Film Festival.
In 2011, Brăila presented “Chișinău – city difficult to pronounce” a four-part video work, which he created for the exhibition at Galerie Art Point (Vienna). In 2013, his piece “Ink Ribbon Fingerprints”, got the CELESTE PRIZE for the best Video. In 2014, a series of performances by Braila (“Another Noon”, “Cold Painting”, etc) were presented in the Public Program of Manifesta 10 in Saint Petersburg. In the film “The Hottest Summer in The Winter Palace” (2015) Brăila tells the story of Kasper Konig and his team. In 2015, Brăila’s concept was selected to represent the pavilion of Republic of Moldova at the World Expo in Milano for which he was nominated for the best public architecture at the Ida-Tops Award.
Pavel Brăila is currently exhibiting at documenta14 in Athens and Kassel. Braila had exhibited in solo shows in venues such as Yvon Lambert, Paris, Neue National Galerie, Galerie im Taxispalais, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Transit Bucharest, Eastwards Prospectus, and his work have been included in numerous group shows including those at Boijmans Museum, TATE, The Renaissance Society in Chicago, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Palazzo delle Stelline, MUMOK, Moderna Museet, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.
He lives and works in Chişnău and Berlin.