focAR group - short biography
(Alina Tudor and Razvan Neagoe)
Alina Tudor was born in 1980 in Constanta, Romania. Razvan Neagoe was born in 1974 in Bucharest, Romania. Both lives and works in London, UK. They graduated at the National University of Bucharest. They founded focAR group in 2006 and they are Members of Professional Artist Union from Romania, as well.
Until now they have developed a rich exhibition activity in performance, photography, video art, installation art, land art, public art as focAR group a good reason for winning an important youth prize offered by Professional Artists Union of Romania (2007).
“The idea of starting a group arisen from our strong will to express and share around an artistic gesture in the Urban and Rural space. Our projects are designed and structured around the identity of the individual chased by the consumerism and society, bringing in the spotlight the principles that keep this society going.” (focAR)
Personal exhibitions include:
MOnuMENTS project, UNA gallery, Bucharest Romania(2010); MOnuMENTS project in conjunction with The Travellers Box Project, Curators Lars Vilhelmsen and Karen Ay, London UK(2010); RED SPOT- Museum of Romanian Peasant, Bucharest (2008); “U.T.–Global Warming”, MORA gallery, Bucharest (2008); Urban Pollution “OLD Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2007)
3 Performances during The Travellers Box Project in conjunction with MOnuMENTS project, National Gallery – House of Parliament route; “We are the Champions” statue, West Ham; East Ham Central Park, London UK (2010); “Agenda” program :“You can’t live a life from memories” Romania (2009) Red Spot, White night galleries#2 programs, Studio Transition, Bucharest (2008); dambovitAPArty in the "START Dambovita" project, Bucharest, Romania (2007); “Tourist II”, Zlakusa Symposium, Zlakusa Serbia
Group exhibition/screening includes:
Illumini biennial curator Jane Webb London UK; 2nd Annual Terminal Short Video Festival, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN, SUA (2010) curator Barry Jones; VideoChannel - [self]~imaging, VideoChannel Cologne, Germany(2010); “Once upon a time” Kurye International Video Archive, IMC5533 space, curators Kurye Video Organization and Marcus Graf, Istanbul, Turkey; Urban-Jealousy - the 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, curators Amirali Ghasemi and Serhat Koksal (2008); The 5th International Festival for video art and experimental film ATTITUDE, Bitola, Macedonia (2009); ART within: The Artist in the Workspace, screening Geborgen Kamers, Holland (2008)
prize offered by Henkel Romania, as a result of public voting on internet, MOnuMENTS being one of the most voted, Romania (2009); award you are spectator? Take up an ARTtitudine! – Urban Violent category, Romania (2008); prize for young artists Romanian Union Artist ‐ “ASEZareaTRECereaCERCul” project, Romania (2007)