Andrei Nacu (b. 1984) lives and works in London, U.K. and Iasi, Romania. In his creative practice he is using documentary photography, the family album and the photographic archive 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 National University of Arts, Iasi, Romania.

EXHIBITIONS:
2019 - Rethinking the Image of the World, le MiLL, La Louvière, Belgium
2018 - Truth lies not only in a dream, but in many dreams, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest, RO
2018 - De Rerum Natura, Media Art Festival Arad 2018, RO
2018 - Property / Proprietate, Tranzit.ro/Iasi & 1+1, Iasi, RO
2018 - Mining in deposits of light, Electro-Putere Gallery, Craiova, RO
2017 - Encircled by the Motherland, Warsaw Photo Days, Warsaw, Poland
2017 - Life a User's Manual: The Catcher in the Mirror, Art Encounters, Timisoara, RO
2017 - Multimi, Submultimi, Familii, Tranzit.ro/Iasi & 1+1, Iasi, RO
2016 - In Plain Sight, The Centre of Contemporary Photography, Iasi, RO
2016 - Timelapse, Electro-Putere Gallery, Craiova, RO
2016 - In the Forsaken Garden Time is a Thief, In/Out PhotoFestival, Cluj, RO
2016 - Timelapse, Borderline Art Space, Iasi, RO
2016 - Latitudes | Humanscapes, L. Kanellopoulos Art Centre, Eleusis, Greece
2016 - Events with no cause, The Centre of Contemporary Photography, Iasi, RO
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, RO
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, RO
2011 - The elders around us, outdoor exhibition, Iasi, RO
2010 - Oltenia, “Augusto Romagnoli” Centre, Terni, Italy
2010 - MediafaxFoto Best of 2010, outdoor exhibition, Bucharest, RO
2009 - Secvente, “Cupola” Gallery, Iasi, RO

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

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” National University of Arts, Iasi, RO
[2003-2008] BA Horticulture and Landscape Design University of Agricultural Sciences, Iasi, RO