Alexandra Boaru  (b. 1997, Romania; Timisoara)

Alexandra is a multidisciplinary artist, her works including photography, performance and video.  Philosophical questions are at the core of her practice provoking the concept of ''human'' and its impact on the exterior, others or its own self. One of the main themes that can be seen throughout her artworks is the exploration of boundaries between being human and becoming something else, using her body as a mannequin and willingly objectifying herself. She becomes both the observer and the observed. Her approach can often be described as poetical, being influenced by the 20th-century literature and the '70s conceptualism. 

Education

The National University of Arts, Bucharest

MA Photography and Moving Image

2020-present

 

University of Portsmouth  

BA (Hons) Photography - First Class Honor

2016-2019

Liceul Pedagogic “Carmen Sylva” Timisoara  

Vocational/Pedagogy/Primary Teacher-Kindergarten Teacher Qualification

2012-2016

Shows

2020- Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor, Biohazard - The end., Faber, Timisoara; Romania

2020- Young Artist Connection, MNAC, Bucuresti; Romania

2020- Media Art Festivals Arad, SyZyGy, Arad Art Museum, Arad; Romania

2020- Biohazard, Metaspatiu, I hope the future will imprint our fossils on the same rock, Calpe Gallery, Timișoara; Romania

2019 - Metaspatiu, Meta Camp - Work in Process, Pygmalion Gallery, Timisoara; Romania

2019 - Baroque Urban, To grow my leaves, to bloom my flowers, to harvest my fruits (Work in Process), Timișoara; Romania

2019 - Truman Brewery, Free Range Show, London; United Kingdom

2019 - University of Portsmouth Graduate Show, Surface, Portsmouth; United Kingdom

2019 - The Photocopy Club, Now That's What I Call Love, London; United Kingdom

2018 - ITSLIQUID, Contemporary Venice, Venice; Italy

2018 - Plymouth Art Weekender, Presenting Mostly Yourselves, Plymouth; United Kingdom

2018 - Brighton Photo Fringe, Open 18 - Top 100 entries, Brighton; United Kingdom

2018 - Cosmos Arles Books, The Family of No Man, Arles; France

2018 - Safehouse 1&2, One Year Revolv Collective, London; United Kingdom

2017 - Coastguard Studio, Yeongto, Portsmouth; United Kingdom

2017 - The Print Space, Art on a Postcard, London; United Kingdom

Talks

2019 - Symposium: Plants Speak, If We Listen, London; United Kingdom

Residencies

2020- Bergen-Belsen International Summer School - „Brave New World? Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age”

2019 - Meta Camp, Rosia; Romania

Bibliography