Exhibition & Residency:
April 1 – May 30, 2012
Hailing from Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra Croitoru explores the intersection of personal, group and national identities in her work. Her practice is rooted in photography and encompasses interdisciplinary projects such as installations, video, performance, written texts and publications. Many of her works, including Untitled (Prime Minister), seek to expose and challenge sociological, geo-political and gender power structures in present-day Romania.
A Preliminary Report on the Past Present uses psychotronic weapons of mass destruction in Romania to examine the tenuous line between fact and fiction in the writing and documentation of history. Most recently, Croitoru has concentrated on research-based projects that investigate social mechanisms in a transnational environment. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Artistic Research at the National University of Arts, Bucharest. Her residency at 18th Street is supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.