Alexandra Croitoru

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Alexandra Croitoru (born 1975) is a Romanian photographer whose work seeks to challenge accepted ideas of power sharing and gender in Romania.


Born in Bucharest, Croitoru studied from 1993 to 1998 in the Graphic Department at the National Academy of Arts. Since 1999, she has taught at the university's Photo-Video Department.[1] In 2012, she participated in the artists' residency program at the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles.[2]


Croitoru's work explores Romania's social and gender structures and examines the relationship between fact and fiction in documenting history. She is currently extending her work to cover transnational environments.[2] Her approach began during her studies in the 1990s when she started to challenge power structures and gender as (in her own words) "the Academy was at the time an extremely patriarchal environment."[3]

Recent exhibitions[edit]

In addition to many group exhibitions, Croitoro has presented her work at a number of solo exhibitions:[4]

  • 2009: "A Fresco for Romania" (with Stefan Tiron), Plan B, Berlin[5]
  • 2009: "RE-", Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen[6]
  • 2007: "A Work about Work and a Duel to the Death", Future Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
  • 2007: "An Exhibition on Photography", Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2007: "No Photo", Siemens_artLab, Vienna


  1. ^ "Alexandra Croitoru", Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Sara Schnadt, "Alexandra Croitoru" Archived 2015-09-11 at the Wayback Machine., 18th Street Arts Center. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru", 18th Street Arts Center. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Alexandra Croitoru", Andreiana Mihail Gallery. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Michael Baers, Alexandra Croitoru & Stefan Tiron with Guests", Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Alexandra Croitoru", Galleri Tom Christoffersen. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

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