Andrei Nacu (b. 1984) is a visual artist based in London. In his creative practice he is using documentary photography, the family album and archive photos to create stories which analyze the junction between personal memory and social history. His most recent work includes video, installation and performance and focuses on the politics of representation and media archaeology. Currently he is working at the Royal Anthropological Institute, London. In 2013 he graduated with an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport and previously studied Photography and Video at the “George Enescu” University of Arts Iasi, Romania.

EDUCATION:

[2011-2013] MA Documentary Photography
University of Wales, Newport, U.K.

[2009] BA Press and Editorial Photography
Falmouth University, U.K. (Erasmus Scholarship)

[2006-2009] BA Photography and Video
“George Enescu” University of Arts Iasi, Romania

[2003-2008] BA Horticulture and Landscape Design
University of Agricultural Sciences, Iasi, Romania


EXHIBITIONS:

2016 - Timelapse, Electro-Putere Gallery, Craiova, Romania
2016 - In the Forsaken Garden Time is a Thief, In/Out Transylvania Photo Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2016 - Timelapse, Borderline Art Space, Iasi, Romania
2016 - Latitudes | Humanscapes, L. Kanellopoulos Art Centre, Eleusis, Greece
2016 - Events with no cause, The Centre of Contemporary Photography, Iasi, Romania
2016 - #memory_archive, Photobook Melbourne Photo Award, Australia
2015 - Renaissance Photography Prize 2015, Getty Images Gallery, London, U.K.
2014 - Uncertain States / NINE, Four Corners Gallery, London, U.K.
2014 - Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, U.K.
2014 - Renaissance Photography Prize 2014, Getty Images Gallery, London, U.K.
2014 - The Independent AIR, Silkborg, Denmark
2014 - A Process, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany
2014 - Intersecting parallels, Center of Contemporary Photography, Iasi, Romania
2013 - FreshFaced+WildEyed, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, U.K.
2013 - Edges, MA Graduation Show, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, U.K.
2012 - WESTPHOTO Photography Prize, Ambika P3 Gallery, London, U.K.
2011 - Exhibition as (micro)city, “Lucafarul” Theatre, Iasi, Romania
2011 - The elders around us, outdoor exhibition, Iasi, Romania
2010 - Oltenia, “Augusto Romagnoli” Centre, Terni, Italy
2010 - MediafaxFoto Best of 2010, outdoor exhibition, Bucharest, Romania
2009 - Secvente, “Cupola” Gallery, Iasi, Romania

DISTINCTIONS:

2015 - Shortlisted for Bar Tur Photobook Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery
2015 - Winner - Renaissance Photography Prize 2015
2015 - Nominated for the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
2013 - Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed Winner, The Photographers' Gallery
2012 - First Prize Winner - WESTPHOTO Photography Prize, UK