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ARTISTIC RESEARCH: intermittent & intertwined
My work is an assemblage of seemingly dispersed yet interlinked stories (fiction and autofiction) consisting of photography, text, sound, performance art and installations. Whatever I do, make or write, the aim is to explore, to try to make sense of something. This something is me, is us, and the ways in which we relate to one another and to the larger realm of life. I curently work on a publication that will cover the main themes of my work from 2003 to 2020: (1) Writing as Resistance: intuitive knowledge production (2) Idiosyncratically here, the Stranger as a Lens: performing artistic research and (3) Sanātana Mood: Asian Journeys >> read more





TEACHING and MENTORING
Mentoring a master student on artistic research and dissemination (website design) via Toneelacademie Maastricht
Guest-lecture Eerlijkheid als persoonijke verhouding tot Rechtvaardigheid,
LUCA School of Arts in Genk
Teaching Daoyin (a Taoist body practice developed by Dr. Dan Vercammen) to small groups in Cluj-Napoca
Mentoring artists on how to think and make their websites ~ FuseeDoree.com and Diego-Gil.com ~ in Amsterdam
Dissemination as Artistic Practice, speaker at the two-day colloquium ‘Evaluating Research in the Arts’ at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels
Dissemination as Artistic Practice, leading a one-week workshop for PhD students at ENS des beaux-arts de Lyon
Teaching Eveil Corporel classes to 4 - 6 years old children in French schools in Clermont-Ferrand

PUBLICATIONS and INTERVIEWS
River and Ocean, short essay, Estuaries: Ways of knowing, ARIAS (Rietveld Academy, UvA, VU, Sandberg Institute, AHK)
Language as Home, contribution to Practice Sharing, language-based artistic research, The Reseach Catalogue
As sweet as it can get, out and about in Molenbeek, essay, contribution to group catalogue, La Bellone, Brussels
a dream. a story., very short essay, contribuition to Decentre, Concerning artist-run culture, YYZBOOKS, Toronto
Versuri in zbor, lacrimi pulbere de soare, poetry, Editura NICO, Targu Mures
QuoVadis, guest of Margareta Puscas, Radio Romania Targu Mures, radio interview about the Asian Journeys
Aproapele vazut de departe, interview in Cuvantul Liber, local newspaper, Targu Mures

GRANTS
Mira and the Sage, grant (aide l'installation) offered by la DRAC Auvergne (French Ministry of Culture)
OnlineWhiteCube, advocating open source editors and minimalist design, grant offered by ARDTA, Clermont-Ferrand
Not Here Not There, dance & video, hosted by Romanian Cultural Institute Paris (grant) and CND Pantin, Paris

ART DIRECTION / artist run a-i-r as artistic praxis
morisena was an artist-in-residence centre that I've set up and directed as a garden-centred context for exploring creativity and collaboration in a spirit of Permaculture and local traditions. Renovating the location, initiating and producing two collaborative art projects: Hitchhiking to Transylvania and TransyMusic
musafir foundation - a foundation set up symbolically, as a manifesto for welcoming travelers as guests



EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS, PERFORMANCES
River and Sky, Photographs of the valley of Ganges in India, De Donkere Kamer #18, Genk
I Was Here Too / On My Way, residency, interventions, journaling, Centre Z33, Hasselt
Idiosyncratically here, The Stranger as a Lens, three performances, Theatre Festival, Antwerp

France, Fasting, Feasting, residency, performance, writing, PAF in St. Erne

Fata Morgana, India, installation-performance, Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca
24 Hours at Home in Europe, group exhibition, photography, Trans Europe Halles
Rite. Rhythm. India., photography and book launch, Teatru74, Targu Mures

In suflet, India (Within Soul, India), photography, Galeria Foto AzoMures, Targu Mures
People of India, photography, MacBike, Amsterdam


CONSULTANCY and PROJECT MANAGEMENT: a seven years trajectory

Optimisation of project management methods, managing design & implementation of new media projects in the fields of culture, education (at Designserver and Waag Society) with partners such as Amnesty International, Africaserver, Central Museum Utrecht, UvA, VU Medical Center, TNO etc. Datawarehouse / datamining consultancy and database consolidation for various corporations usch as KLM, Schiphol Group, JobTrack, Nissan Europe H.Q..