Irina Botea

Irina Botea (Irina Botea)

"I wish for my work to provoke recognition of how we are inhabiting and transforming the present."

Irina Botea uses multiple media— digital video, film, video installation, performance, photography— to inspect the present socio-political dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. Her work combines reenactment strategies with auditions and elements of direct cinema and cinema verite to look into the role trauma, history, language, and music play in the formation of the individual and the community.

She has a master degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where she is currently teaching.
Who Irina Botea Born Romania, 1970
What Artist Artisticname Irina Botea
Activity Gathering Romania Web
Tel 0723 225 302 Email


Before a National Anthem

Cinematic arts

Photocopy/ Fotocópia

Cinematic arts collective, participative, body, agitprop, political, woman

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2012 Demonstrations. Making Normative Orders, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
  • 2012 One Sixth of the Earth: Ecologies of the image, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
  • 2011 Irina Botea feat. WeAreTheArtists, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 2011 Ostalgia, New Museum, New York, US
  • 2011 El grito, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
  • 2010 8th Gwangju Biennale, 10 000 Lives, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2010 Participation, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
  • 2009 A place for Citizenship - performance, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • 2009 Re-place, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2009 A moment of Citizenship, MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2009 A moment of Citizenship, Satellite Program, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume,
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Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • 2011 Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, resident artist as part of MOB European cultural cooperation project
  • 2009 Constantin Brancusi Fellowship, artist in residence at Cite des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2008 International Residence at Recollets, artist in residence, Paris, France
  • 2008 Kultur Kontakt, artist resident fellowship, Vienna, Austria
  • 2007 Impakt Film Festival Silver Award for the video „Ladybug“
  • 2006 Atlantic Center for the Arts, resident artist
  • 2005 PEO International Peace Fellowship
  • 2004 American Association of University Women, International Fellowship

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