Raluca Croitoru
Bucharest, Romania

Residency
Oct 11, 2018–Nov 14, 2018
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Raluca Croitoru, Art History Aerobics, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

Artist-In-Residence:
October 11–November 14, 2018
Art in General, New York

A performance, installation and video artist, Raluca Croitoru develops her work in close collaboration with artists and communities. She is interested in collective embodied memory and social modes of performance, exploring leisure and pleasure, consumption and labor, and protest and power. Croitoru’s recent projects investigate the relationship between choreopolitics and choreopolicing, terms coined by performance theorist André Lepecki that discuss the relationship between freedom and obedience. She is inspired by the everyday social choreographies of industrial rhythms, activism, ergonomics, flexibility and the mobility of workers. During her Art in General residency, Croitoru will develop material for a new performance work inspired by the everyday movement of individuals from local communities in work, leisure and conflict contexts.

Raluca Croitoru is a visual artist and performer based between Bucharest and Rotterdam. Croitoru holds an ongoing interest in alternative systems of exchange, social choreographies and the relation between aesthetics and politics. Her most recent works have been performed or displayed at Art Encounters Biennial (RO), 13 Biennial of Media Arts Chile (CL), Playground Performance Festival (BE), FRANK Gallery (SE), W139 Amsterdam, Tent Rotterdam and MAMA (NL). She pursued her M.A. Studies at the the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and has studied at the Salzburg Summer Academy.

Raluca will be in residence at Art in General from October 11–November 14, 2018 through the support of CEC ArtsLink.


Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program.

General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Project Support provided by CEC ArtsLink.



Project Description:

Raluca Croitoru
Bucharest, Romania