Creative Crossroads Cycle One 2023–2024

Alex Mirutziu

Born in Sibiu in 1981, the Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu creates technologies of ephemeral reciprocity. Through his films, sculptures, and performances, he confronts what is different within us through strategic actions which bring about the illusion of living by complicating order. In his projects, the premise is that of identity as a problem and a task for ourselves to transgress, hoping for peace at the price of constant uneasiness. The artist often touches upon the theme of the difficulty of dying and the necessary engagement with one’s own ruination, or déchirure, understood as a civil responsibility to transcend a personal psycho-physical predicament.

As part of his theoretical practice, the artist has lectured at (The Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bezalel University of Art and Design, Tel Aviv) and has collaborated with artists/writers/musicians/designers/philosophers among which, Grit Hachmeister (DE), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Graham Harman (US). His work has been shown at Power Plant, Toronto, Glass Factory Lab, Boda, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Center for Contemporary Art and National Museum, Warsaw, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Kunsthalle Bega, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Venice Biennale.