Maria-Luiza Alecsandru

MARIA-LUIZA ALECSANDRU (Maria-Luiza Alecsandru)

"For Luiza Alecsandru, the public space or the public-private relationship are constant preocupations"

For Luiza Alecsandru, the public space or the public-private relationship are constant preocupations. Her works display a playful character, most of the time performative, taking the form of interventions in the urban space in projects like Shoe Reality or Live Every Day Like It Is the Last One. The first level of addressing is frequently the social-anthropological one, directed to the temporary users of the urban space.
In Surveillance Projects, featured in various cities around the world, the urban reality becomes a space of ironic exposure of the surveillance systems, while in Take the Photo, Take the Picture, the urban domain is the environment in which a research on street-performed jobs takes place.
Reality is often questioned in points of its vital issues. The Back up Brain project “recommends” signing contracts for cloning organs. The problem of the invisible people, the homeless, is formulated in the project Feel Like Home: Photographies reunite six months of the artist's personal life lived in squated, foreign beds, with photos of homeless people sleeping in public spaces.
What Artist Artisticname Maria-Luiza Alecsandru
Activity Gathering Romania


Surveillance Projects

Photography agitprop, city, digital, political, public space, series, subversive

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2011:
  • Exhibiting in the first edition of the Fair of Spectral Institutions at the Contemporary Art Gallery of the Bruckenthal Museum
  • A.P.P.A. project, performance at the first edition of the Congress of Spectral Institutions with Bucharest, Una Galeria
  • 2010:
  • Photo project CCTVezi at the Meta Biennial for Young Artists in Bucharest
  • Video My Life In A Museum in the group exhibition Double Life curated by Olga Kisseleva in MNAC
  • 2010/2009: Curator of the M.A.M.A project, home museum
  • 2009: Participation with CCTVezi project in the Romanian Visual Survey
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