Alexander Tinei is a Moldovan artist, who has worked and lived in Hungary for more than a decade now. The starting point for all of his works is some photo found in the media. After that he places his chosen characters into a new context, making their bodies unique via vein-like, colorful, stigmatic signs. The details painted with almost anatomical precision are contrasted with often roughly made, abstract surfaces. Besides his emblematic oil paintings, he also creates collages, acrylic and aquarelle paintings, graphite works and installations, but besides the canvas he primarily works on paper, and recently he started repainting photographs. The main focus of his art is the relationship between time and the human body; the surroundings and objects rarely play a significant role. On the other hand, time is presented in its permanence, as the bodies removed from their original context, the photos and images, always appear in some kind of a strange, gloomy, dream-like, timeless space.
Tatiana Fiodorova is a photographer, multi-media and performance artist based in Chisinau, Moldova. Her activity addresses the question of the contemporary Moldavian identity in the new social, political, economic realities and standards of the country after the dissolution Soviet Union, as well as in relation to Europe and the European Union. In recent years, she has also been examining the legacy of the Soviet past and the lost soviet identity, especially through the work of her father, a photographer, painter and designer struggling in the late Soviet period. In this sense, her projects also examine the transformation of the Soviet body into a European body, and the challenges of being an artist before and now, in the past Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic and the nowadays Republic of Moldova.
Vladimir Us is an artist and curator, co-founder and member of Oberliht Young Artists Association. He studied art, curating, cultural management and cultural policy in Chișinău, Grenoble and Belgrade. Through his recent works and interventions, he examines the post-soviet urban space of Chișinău and the processes that led to its transformation after 1991. Engaging with different communities, his inclusive and collaborative projects aim at creating a new public space as a democratic infrastructure responding to the needs of the locals. This process is equally led by artists, architects and researchers, who make use of the city as a studio and space where they meet and interact with the audience. Vladimir Us lives and works in Chișinău.
Stefan Rusuis based in Chisinau. His artistic/curatorial agenda is geared towards the processes/changes in post-socialist societies after 1989. Interests include the impact of mass-manipulation techniques; political engineering; the relation between forms of colonization/culturalization and the construction of artificial identities, fake languages and political entities (e.g. the case of the Republic of Moldova).
Alexandru Raevschi was born in 1979 in Chisinau. Lives and works in Marburg. He received Master’s degree from “Ion Creangă” Pedagogical State University in the field of Fine and Decorative arts (Chisinau, Moldova), Master’s Degree from Academy of Public Administration under the President of Moldova in Economic Sciences (Chisinau, Moldova) and Master’s Degree from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Fine Art (Bergen, Norway). His artistic work explores questions of social life and interaction with the political system, using painting, sound – photo and video installation. This results in situational and contextual projects that create forms of intervention in public spaces as well as exhibition spaces, acts of translation and archiving. Current research projects focus on politics of invisibility, search for the national identity of individual social groups and reaction to changes under the influence of mental features of the contemporary paradigm.
Pavel Braila was born in 1971 Chisinau, Moldova, Pavel Braila quit his technical studies to become an artist. From 1996 onwards his work was displayed in several exhibitions around Moldova. By giving live performances, he is able to engage with the public, wich interests him most. Pavel enters the Van Eyk Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands, but returns to Moldova as he feels his work is not understood by his fellow artist from western-Europe. Back in Moldova Braila starts to make artistic films. In 2002 his film Shoes for Europe is part of the selected artworks on documenta11.