About

Cristiana Cott Negoescu

Born: 24.07.1991 in Bucharest, Romania

Statement:

I am a multimedia artist, or better said, a conceptographer. My main point of focus is performance art, followed by video and photography.

I concentrate my attention on social-political-spiritual matters that I transform into potentially, giving them a context in live or recorded actions. Through these artistic actions, I give examples of pondering concerns that I have experienced directly, or through other people.

Education:

I have graduated from The University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK, in 2013 with a Bachelor in Media Production: video, photography and animation.

I am now a student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Germany, in my second year, studying performance art, videography, installations and text as a full student in Johannes Paul Raether’s class and also as a guest student in John Morgen’s class.

Selection of the latest exhibitions and events:

Residencies: 

2018:

  • Koleg für Kunst, Interdisciplinary Art Laboratory, Montepulciano, Italy 
Performance:

2018:

•    Performing for Isabella Fürnkäs, Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany 

•    AUTOMATON, durative performative installation, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany

•     Performing  for Isabella Fürnkäs, Boomerang effect, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne,  Germany 

•   If you wash it, it’s like nothing has happened , Performance, Ilka Teurich studio : atelier // Hannover, Germany. 

•    Dimensions of Dialogue video and durative performance, Franzmann Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germanny.

•     Rundgang II Emphatic Apparatus I, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Germany.

2017:

  • Performance and Video installations // In Goldenen, Ackerstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Growth // Video Performance within The Love School Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America.
  • Solo at 121, Emphatic Apparatus // Immersive performance, residency programme at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • BLOCKED // Performance Concept by Terry Buchholz, durative performance at Produzentengalerie, Plan.d, during Kunstpunkte festival, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Surrogate, performance and video installation, Kö Gallery, at Koe meets art, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • A cup of tea, Performance at Gate-art-zone, Düsseldorf, Germany, event curated by performance artist Angelika Fojtuch, as an intercultural dialogue in between Germany and Poland.
  • Performance during Performance Tag, Simultan Halle, Cologne, Germany, a group performance based on a text writen by Caner Tekker and Nikolas Brumer. The performers are here live messengers who deliver a text in an interpretable manner.
  • What’s the problem?// Everything is fine. Performance into open spaces, Dusseldorf, Germany. This performance was part of a bigger student protest against the decisions that were taken by the director of the Kunstakademie to close the academy after 20:00h, on weekends and holidays, and also against the non-transparency of the administration system. The performance started in front on the academy, on a Sunday, when the academy was closed, by a group of students, myself included, by building a human wall and another group trying to get through the wall. This was a durative performance, and the participants were switching roles as they went along.

 

  • 2016:
  • Underrated Understanding Performance, The Univeristy of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • This performance was held in a tent that was installed inside the University of Amsterdam.
  • Corpus monologue Performance Kö Gallery, Koe meets art, Dusseldorf Germany.
  • An interactive performance in which I was in the middle on a plastic foil, held erect by the participant public.
  • Nonsense Observations #3 – All that we perceive, Flipside Art Space, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • This performance is part of a series of events called Nonsense Observations, in which I portray my fears in order to get them out of my brain so I can observe them from an objective point of view afterwards in order to hopefully understand their absurdity.

2015:

Nonsense Observations #2, Pygmalion Theatre , Vienna, Austria

Also as part of the series of the Nonsense Observations, this performance I did with a performance partner. This performance portrays the stages of sleep and how one and live and perform their own dreams and what entities might arise from their dreamtime.

2014:

  • The Surreal Moment, Vama Veche under the Oscar lights Festival, Vama Veche, Romania
  • Performance done for the photography festival “Vama sub lumini de Oscar” as part of the practical workshop for the participant photographers.
  • Nonsense Observations #1, Gallery IX, Bucharest, Romania.
  • This performance, also done with a performance partner, inspired by the “Porcupine dilemma” a metaphor for how social and intimate relationships can at the same time enrich us yet also harm us.
Multimedia:

2016:

  • Age doesn’t matter, Bargehouse, London, UK
  • Photography exhibition, done as a documentary series about old people and their means of having fun.
  • The impossible gallery in action, FORM Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Multimedia event, video, video installations and objects in a labyrinth-like garden and building.
  • 2015:
  • Dimension opening event, POINT, Bucharest, Romania
Multimedia event, consisting of installations water installations, light boxes and video.
  • Rain Installation, Contemporary Art Festival, ARTYourself, Bucharest, Romania Suspended installation manifesting water
  • Labyrinth Installation, Bucharest Fashion Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
  • Textile installation throughout the room, composing a labyrinth. Each exit of the labyrinth had a screen playing a loop of videos
  • Connecting the dots, Free Press House, Bucharest, Romania The Embassy’s Festival, National Romanian Library, Bucharest, Romania
  • Polaroid photography, and experiments of printed photography on manual paper.
  • Staged Naturally, Impossible Project Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Polaroid Photography experiments exhibition.
Publications and  collaborations: 
  • Collaborator for Talking Circles – Performance and Performance art in Southeast Asia, Singapore 
  • Inside the womb, Editorial, Vice magazine, USA 
  • Work Publication , Average Art Magazine, UK
  • Top of the Romanian Women Photographers , F64, Romania
  • Being old in Romania can be a lot of fun, Editorial, Vice magazine, World-Wide. 
  • Child of Yggdrasil,  Paper chase magazine, UK
  • On the side of the road , Jute magazine, USA
  • Feature,  Culturates, Romania
  • Interview about what art is, Artivist, Romania
  • Polaroid apparition, Polaroid of the Day, Spain
  • Poem selections, Berlin Artparasites, Germany
Links to recent past Performance events: