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 I Kiraly

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BIOGRAPHY

Adina Mocanu (b. 1990, RO), visual artist and performer, lives and works currently in Bucharest. She has a MFA and a BFA from The Bucharest University of Arts. Between 2015 – 2016 she was an art resident of The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, Italy where she developed a performance project about the pair utopia – dystopia. In the first half of 2017 she was a resident and art teacher at Collins Living – Learning Center – University of Indiana, USA. She spent the second half of the year 2017 in New Orleans, USA, working on a series of works that are still in progress.

Adina works mainly with performance and video, but she often integrates installation, photography and drawing into her practice. She is interested in the different types of intimacy and her approach towards art is ludic and transformative, constantly searching methods to change the perception of the participants /spectators / viewers, to subtly alter their perspective about reality.

SYMPOSIA
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

PROJECTS
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

PERFORMANCES

2018
The Night of The Three Moons, Cetate Arts Danube, Cetate, RO

2017
The Orange Peelers, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

2016
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

2015
Untitled (XXIV), 24 h performance in Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, IT

2014
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

2013
Touching itself touching, Platforma – Anexa MNAC, Bucharest, RO

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Collective Lanscapes, Galeria Posibilā, Bucharest, RO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
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

2014
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

2013
Schimbul 1, Schimbul 2 și Tura de Noapte – Platforma – Anexa MNAC, Bucharest,RO

2012
Five in the House, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO