Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. Vlad studied at the Art university Bucharest, Photography and Video Department.
|I studied photography and video at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Drawing on the environment and influence of Bucharest life, I document urbanity through photography. Since the beginning of my practice I have been actively involved in the progression of the Romanian young artists’ scene by hosting “home galleries”, running the Incepem emailing list and its subsequent Incepem fanzine, by curating exhibitions and more recently co-founding Scoala Generala free school in Bucharest. Throughout the years I have made a great use of DIY methods, both for running the home gallery and other group projects as well as for personal work. Utilizing different mediums my varying personal projects employ political and cultural symbols, often using word-play to evoke nostalgia and referencing Romania’s recent history and challenging the current social and political status quo. Besides that group projects which I have coordinated I very much enjoy collaborating with other artists on a more direct, personal level as it happened with Janek Simon in Remix (Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland) and with Mircea Nicolae and playwright Nicoleta Esinencu for two site specific installations in Chisinau, Moldova (part of Inteventii 3 festival). Recently my work has been greatly influenced by the urbanity and street environment. Photographical documentation of street objects and situations have been the base of a series of new sculptures and installations.|