Video stills, "I reflect: 'It's very strange to be going through this change / With no idea of what it's all been about / Except in the context of time...” (2017), video, 4.00 min
"In almost every frame" (2016), book, limited edition, 13.8 x 21.9 cm, 544 pages, hard cover wrapped in tent sheet used by the Romanian Army in the 80’s
Andrei Nacu (born in 1984) is a Romanian artist based in London, U.K. In 2013 he graduated with an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport, U.K. and previously studied Photography and Video at the “George Enescu” University of Arts Iasi, Romania. He participated at several international alternative education programs and artist-in-residence programs like: The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria (2017), Mobile Biennale (2017), The Independent AIR residency, Silkborg, Denmark (2014), Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013). In 2015 he was nominated for the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award and shortlisted for the Bar Tur Photobook Prize and in 2013 was selected for the FreshFaced+WildEyed exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, London. In his creative practice he is using documentary photography, the family album and archive photos to create stories which analyze the junction between personal memory and social history. His most recent work includes artist books, video, installation and performance and focuses on the politics of representation and media archaeology. His projects have been presented in exhibitions such as: Timisoara Art Encounters Biennale – Timisoara, Romania (2017); Timelapse - Galeria ElectroPutere – Craiova, Romania (2016); CAMERA PLUS - Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image – Iasi, Romania (2016), Latitudes | Humanscapes, L. Kanellopoulos Art Centre - Eleusis, Greece (2016); Renaissance - Getty Images Gallery – London, U.K. (2015); Uncertain States - Four Corners Gallery – London, U.K. (2014); Guernsey Photography Festival – Guernsey, U.K. (2014); FreshFaced+WildEyed - The Photographers’ Gallery – London, U.K. (2013); Edges - Ffotogallery – Cardiff, U.K. (2013).