Andrei Nacu (born in 1984) lives and works in London, U.K. He works as a photography curator at the Royal Institute of Anthropology in London. 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 DAAD Flusser 100 Winter School (2020), Tranzit.ro/Iasi 2020 AiR: periphery – history – contemporary art, The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria (2017), Mobile Biennale (2017), The Independent AIR residency, Silkborg, Denmark (2014). 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 places such as: Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, Romania (2020), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2020), le MiLL, La Louvière, Belgium (2019), Art Encounters Biennale – Timișoara, Romania (2017); Galeria ElectroPutere – Craiova, Romania (2016); CAMERA PLUS – Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image – Iasi, Romania (2016), L. Kanellopoulos Art Centre – Eleusis, Greece (2016); Getty Images Gallery – London, U.K. (2015).
• The Red Ball with White Dots / Mingea Roșie cu Buline Albe, self published, Iași (2017)
• In almost every frame (2016), self-published, Bucharest, (2016)
• In the Forsaken Garden Time is a Thief, self-published, Bucharest, (2013)
• Romanian Contemporary Art 2010-20.Rethinking the Image of the World:Projects and Sketches, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin (2020)