Biography

Alexandra Croitoru

(b.1975, Bucharest, Romania) lives and works in Bucharest. She received her MA degree as well as her PhD from The National Academy of Arts, Bucharest. From 2010 to present she teaches at the same university. She founded in 2010 together with Magda Radu the curatorial program Salonul de proiecte, part of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
The Sons and Daughters of Brancusi. A Family Saga (Act II), Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
The Sons and Daughters of Brancusi. A Family Saga (Act I), Timisoara Art Encounters, Galeria Helios, Timisoara, RO

2012
Do not forget you are an artist!, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

2011
Dia Ton Vortrag (performance with students from The National University of Arts Bucharest) in collaboration with Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2009
A Fresco for Romania (with Stefan Tiron), Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
RE-, Galleri Tom Christoffersen. Copenhagen, DK

2007
A Work about Work and a Duel to the Death, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, CZ
An Exhibition on Photography, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest, RO
No Photo, Siemens_artLab, Vienna, AT
A PRELIMINARY REPORT on the past and present use of psychotronic weapons of mass destruction in Romania (performance with Stefan Tiron), The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

2006
Another Black Site (with Stefan Tiron), Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

2005
ROM_, Galeria Veza, Month of Photography, Bratislava, SK
Documenting their Dream, Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, RO

2004
POWERPLAY, H'art Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2001
Untitled 1, International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
10 Years Old, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, IT

2016
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
Few Were Happy with Their Condition, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, US

2015
Few Were Happy with their Condition, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

2012
Place for the Photo, Club Electroputere, Bucharest, RO
14x14 - Survey of the Danube Region. Positions in Contemporary Art / donumenta 2012, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, DE

2011
Summer in the Middle of Winter / ReMap 3, Kunsthalle Athena, GR
The body: a metaphor for an experience, CIAC - Centro Italiano d’Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, IT
Here and Then, Club Electroputere, Craiova, RO
Where is my place?, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT
MULTI_PLI_CITES (travelling exhibition), Apollonia, Strasbourg, FR, 2010 & Le Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, FR , 2011 & Centre wallon d'Art contemporain La Châtaigneraie, Flemalle, FR

2010
Are you a lucky artist? La fortuna secondo gli artisti, Biblioteca Civica Poletti, Palazzo dei Musei, Modena, IT
Police the Police / Young Artists’ Biennial, Bucharest, RO
Hostipitality. Receiving Strangers, ms | Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, PL
Romanian Cultural Resolution, Spinnerei Werkschau (Halle 12), Leipzig, DE
Gender Check, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
Mircea Pinte Collection, Museum of Art, Cluj, RO
Ce qui vient. Les Ateliers de Rennes / Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Rennes, FR
The Haifa Mediterranean Biennale, Haifa, IL
Brave New World, Mudam Luxembourg, LU
Berlin Show #2, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, DE

2009
Gender Check, MUMOK, Vienna, AT
History, Memory, Identity: contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, IT
Invisible Body: Conspicuous Mind, The Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, US
Sketches for a Project, lokal_30_warszawa_london_project, London, UK
Grenzenlos, The National Dance Center Bucharest & National Museum Brukenthal / The Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu, RO
The 2nd Biennial Art Sector, Katowice, PL
Translation Paradoxes and Misunderstandings, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
SOFT MANIPULATION. Who Is Afraid of the New Now?, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, NO
The World is Flat (with Stefan Tiron & Mircea Nicolae), Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, NE

2008
Strategies for Concealing, C-Space, Beijing, CN
SOFT MANIPULATION. Who Is Afraid of the New Now?, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, LU
PANCEVO REPUBLIC!, 13th Art Biennial Pančevo, RS
Don’t Worry – Be Curious!, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, LU
Nuit de l’Europe / Rencontre d’Arles, Arles, FR
The World is Flat (with Stefan Tiron & Mircea Nicolae), Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

2007
History Simulator / donumenta 2007, Stadt Galerie Leerer Beutel, Regensburg, DE
From Bulgaria?...Oh, yeah, Bucharest!, Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, BG
City Wall Gallery, Plan B & GTZ Billboard Project, Sibiu / European Capital of Culture, RO
Here and There is Over Here, BELEF Billboard Project, Belgrade, RS
SUREXPOSITIONS - Identités collectives / Identités individuelles, Museum of Art, Timişoara, RO
CORCORAN, Strategies of Confinement in the Age of Biopolitics, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL & Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, RS
Normal Love – precarious sex. precarious work, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2006
Mixed Pickles / Overloaded, K3 Project Space, Zurich, CH
October Salon 2006: Art, Life & Confusion, Belgrade, RS
Sense of Pressure. Atelier als Supermedium, Artists Space for Contemporary Art, The Hague, NL
Admission by Invitation, Galleri Tom Christoffersen. Copenhagen, DK
Global Fusion Close Up, Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna, AT
How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where..., Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen & Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Artiste, Teppiste, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bondeno, IT

2005
Untouchable Things / BACKLIGHT, International Photographic Triennial, Tampere, US
Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, BG
Global Fusion Close Up, Basement Gallery, Vienna, AT
No significant incidents to report, Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, RO
At the Border, La nuit des musees, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

2004
formate / moving patterns - Bukarest ca. 2004, KUNSTHALLE Wien Project Space, Vienna, AT
happy_to_be_there, Basement Gallery, Monat der Photographie, Vienna, AT
Romanian artists (and not only) love Ceausescu's Palace?!, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
RE: LOCATION. Shake the Limits, Kalinderu MediaLab / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
Atterrissage 4, Romanian Cultural Institute Paris, FR

2003
We Are the Weather. The Biennial of Woman Artists from the Balkans, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, BG
Bucuresti-Bucuresti via Beograd, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, RS
Preview, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
Casual Photography, Design Forum Galleria, Helsinki, FI
La physique se contente de l'instantaneite, deInterese Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2002
here, now, Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, RO
Casual Photography, Studio for Contemporary Art – Protokoll, Cluj, RO
Number One, Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, RO
Photo Documents. 11 Young Artists in Balkon Magazine, Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, RO

2001
Woman’s Room - Woman’s View, Exhibition of East European Female Photography, Zagreb, HU

2000
IN FULL DRESS, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, RO

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monograph
  • 2016
    Croitoru, Alexandra; Nae, Cristian. Brâncuși: an Afterlife. Bucharest: Salonul de proiecte; Berlin: Archive Books, 2016.

    2010
    Niculescu, Alexandru; Bojenoiu, Adrian. Romanian Cultural Revolution. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag.

    2007
    Mircan, Mihnea. ”On Alexandra Croitoru” in Photography in Contemporary Art. Trends in Romania, after 1989. Bucharest: UNARTE, 2007, p. 82.

    2006
    Croitoru, Alexandra. ”Immigrant” in 47th October Salon, Belgrade, 2006. Art, Life & Confusion, Belgrade: Belgrade Cultural Centre, 2006, p. 212. [catalogue]
    Croitoru, Alexandra. ”Immigrant & The Art of Hygge” in How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where…, 2006, p. 115. [catalogue]

    2005
    Mircan, Mihnea. ”Community Work – A Report” in PARADOXES. THE EMBODIED CITY. Lisbon: Gulbenkian Foundation, 2005, p. 82. [catalogue]
    Velisar, Raluca. ”ROM” in Bratislava, Mesiac Fotografie / Month of Photography Bratislava, 2005, p. 52. [catalogue]

    2004
    Mircan, Mihnea. ”Alexandra Croitoru - Feel the Power” in Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation. Plovdiv: Center of Contemporary Art ”Ancient Baths”, 2005, p. 8.

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Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Francis, Rich. ”Romania’s 10 Contemporary Artists and Where to Find Them,” Culture Trip.com, January, 2017.

    2016
    Karasz, Palko. ”Romanian Artists Rethink Brâncuși’s Legacy,” The New York Times.com, October, 2016.
    Vasiliu, Luiza. ”The Origins of the Cult of Brâncuși. An Interview with Alexandra Croitoru,” Scena9.ro, September, 2016.
    Croitoru, Alexandra. ”Spre Brâncuși osemintele artistului vs Cumințenia Pământului,” Dilema veche, No. 645, June-July, 2016.
    Greceanu, Adela; Martin, Matei. ”DILEMA VECHE LA TIMPUL PREZENT - 'Spre Brâncuși',” Radio România Cultural, July, 2016.

    2015
    ”Dublă lansare de carte: Alexandra Croitoru, Daria Ghiu,” Umblat.ro, December, 2015.

    2014
    ”Former Prime Minister image censored by Romanian Cultural Institute (Brussels),” Art-leaks.org, April, 2014.

    2012
    Kojić Mladenov, Sanja. ”Magazine participated on the exhibition at Photolreland festival,” Membrana.si, 2012.

    2007
    ”Hvad er nøgent liv (subjektivering)?,” Tidsskriftet Øjeblikket, No. 47, 2007. [insert]

    2006
    ”Focus Romania: a survey of contemporary art in Romania,” Flash Art International, No. 251, 2006, p. 90.

    2005
    Mureșan, Ciprian. ”Alexandra Croitoru: Romania-Romania,” IDEA arta+societate, No. 22, 2005, pp. 106-107. [insert]
    Costinaș, Cosmin. ”Solutions,” IMAGO, No. 20, Summer, 2005, p. 21.

    2004
    Costinaș, Cosmin. ”Mediafeminismul - sau romanul in voiaj,” Dilema veche, No. 25, July, 2004, p. 14.

    2002
    Vaetisi, Adela. ”About Alexandra, cultural quotations and composing reality,” Artphoto, No. 1, 2002, p. 82.
    Paul-Bădescu, Cezar. ”Femeia dinamica si cea cu punga Billa,” Dilema, No. 481, May – June, 2002, p. 15.

    2000
    Balaci, Ruxandra. ”Postfeminism / Neomachism sau revenirea la echilibrul Golden Age in New Age,” Artelier, No. 5, 2000, p. 58.
    Cios, Irina. ”Profil '90. Alexandra Croitoru / Povestea dinainte...,” Observator Cultural, No. 22, July, 2000, p. 19.