Adina Mocanu - The Night of the Three Moons, 2018, performance Cetate Arts Danube, photo I Kiraly

The Night of the Three Moons, 2018, performance Cetate Arts Danube, photo Iosif Kiraly

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Adina Mocanu (born 1990, RO), a visual artist and performer, currently lives and works in Bucharest. She holds an MFA and a BFA from Bucharest University of Arts. Between 2015 and 2016, she was an artist in residence at The French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici, Italy, where she developed a performance project centered on the pairing of utopia and dystopia. In the first half of 2017, she was a resident and art teacher at the Collins Living Learning Centre, University of Indiana, USA. She spent the second half of 2017 in New Orleans, USA, working on an ongoing series of artwork.

Adina primarily engages with performance and video while also frequently incorporating installation, photography, and drawing into her practice. She is intrigued by various forms of intimacy and her artistic approach is playful and transformative. She continually sought methods to shift the perception of participants, spectators, and viewers, subtly altering their perspectives on reality.

Cetate Arts Danube, 2021,  Cetate, RO
A villa of one’s own, 2019, Saint Brieuc, France – Cetate, RO
Cetate Arts Danube, 2018,  Cetate, RO
Collins Living, 2016 – 2017, Learning Center – University of Indiana, USA
Villa Medici, 2015 – 2016, The French Academy in Rome, Rome – IT
Plan B Gallery, 2013, The Paint Brush Factory Cluj – Cluj-Napoca – RO
Tsarino Foundation – Artists in Residenc 2013, Tsarino – BLG
Cinema da Mare Film Festival 2013 – with stops in: Reggio Calabria, Nova Siri, Maratea, San
Benedetto, Venice Film Festival, IT

EMPOWERING ROMA GIRLS THROUGH COMMUNITY ART, 2018, Funded by Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund
I love you as food loves salt, 2016, American Academy in Rome and French Academy in Rome, 3 months long relational project based on the relation between food and love – Rome, Italy
Conference in the Cinema of the Villa Medici 2016 together with Fulvio Ferrari, the director of the Museum Casa Mollino on Carlo Mollino and the performance done in the space of the Museum ‘Untitled (XXIV)’ – Rome, Italy
Media Art Festival Arad 2014
Visible and Invisible, 2013, Volum Art Association – Bucharest, Romania
Participation at BIEFF 2013 (Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival), Romanian Cinematic Experiments



Being Nina, Kunsthalle Bega, Timisoara, RO

All The Stones I Threw At You Were Covered In My Tears, Centrul de Interes, Cluj, RO

Residual Glitter, Cetate Arts Danube, RO

‘Blink Twice’ (Being Batman), FR & RO

The Night of The Three Moons, Cetate Arts Danube, Cetate, RO

The Orange Peelers, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Untitled (Still Life II) & Untitled (Disney), Demanio Marittimo km. 278 Festival, Marzocca, IT

Untitled (l’autre), Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome – Rome, IT

I love you as food loves salt, collaboration with Chris Behr, American Academy in Rome – Rome, IT

Untitled (XXIV), 24 h performance in Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, IT

The last wave, ‘25. document exhibition’, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO

MOON, Aiurart, Bucharest, RO

VOT – Work in progress, Perform Festival, Iasi, RO

VOT – Work in progress, Atelier 35, ‘White Night of the Galleries’, Bucharest, RO

La combinacion mundial, MNAC – Bucharest, RO

Keep it real – performance in public space, Romanescu Park – Craiova, RO

Plan B, Visual Art Center, Bucharest, RO

4 + 1, UNAgaleria, Bucharest, RO

Touching itself touching, February Guest Room in ‘Q.E.D’ exhibition by Mircea Cantor – MNAC, Bucharest, RO

Touching itself touching, Platforma – Anexa MNAC, Bucharest, RO



UFO FESTIVAL – 1st edition, Cetate, RO

Collective Lanscapes, Galeria Posibilā, Bucharest, RO



The Chronicles of The Future Superheroes
Kunsthalle Bega | Timisoara

Cetate Arts Danube | Blue Coated Summer
ARCUB | Bucharest

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 3 | Old and New
Cetate Arts Danube

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 2
418GALLERY Munich

Young Artists, Young Friends | Accrochage 1
418GALLERY Munich

A villa of one’s own, Final Event, Cetate, RO

A villa of one’s own, Final Event, Saint-Brieuc, FR

SCREEN IT, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE

The Lesson of Nature, Galeria Posibilā, Bucharest, RO

Fostul Viitor, ARCUB, Bucharest, RO

Viva Villa!, Palais Royal, Paris, FR

Teatro delle Esposizione 7,  Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome – Rome, IT

Sopra Sotto disequilibri della visione, Spazio Cesare da Sesto, IT

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Dispositions in Time and Space, Exhibition generated by the „Mobile Biennale, ClubElectroputere” – MNAC – Bucharest, RO

Performance Platform, Video Programme – Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

That’s thirty minutes away. I’ll be there in ten!, VAC – Visual Art Center, part of ‘White

Night of the Galleries / NAG’ – Bucharest, RO

StartPoint Prize Romania – with  the performance ‘collective lanscapes’, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, RO

Nucleu 0001’ – with the performance ‘the cube’, Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Bucharest, RO

Schimbul 1, Schimbul 2 și Tura de Noapte – Platforma – Anexa MNAC, Bucharest,RO

Five in the House, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO

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