Artist Resume


2014-2016: MFA student in Art Practice - class of 2016, Stanford University, CA

(The James Williams Borrelli Fellowship in Art)

2009-2013: MA in Digital Media, University of the Arts Bremen, DE

2004-2008: BA in Design and Decorative Art, National University of Art Bucharest, RO



2015: Murphy Fellowship in film and video art offered by The San Francisco Foundation

2010: Soroptimist International for Europe scholarship



01/2016 - 03/2016: Primary Instructor, Introduction to Video compositing, undergraduate level, Stanford University, CA, one academic quarter

- self-designed syllabus

- planning and delivering well-structured lectures

- planning and organizing the use of external sources (green screen room)

- managing resources

- leading engaging and motivating class discussions

- students learned how to use DSLR cameras, green screen room, video compositing techniques and how to use       them in the video art context

2014-2016: Teaching Assistant for various  Art Studio classes, Stanford University, CA, one academic quarter for each

- Digital Art I, Ecology of Materials, Drawing I, Plein Air Painting Now, Sulptural Screens


Internships and workshops

2013: Internship in Media Design at eventfive GmbH, Bremen, DE, 6 months

- Realized videos, website design, presentation sheets

- Conceptualizing videos or motion products

2011: Transistor workshop in 3D stereoscopic film post-production, Prague, CZ, 1 week


2010: Fraunhofer Institute, Summer school, TheoPrax project, Bremen, DE, 1 month

- Co-director and project manager


Selected screenings and group shows


Stanford Art Gallery: my only heroes are phenomena, thesis show, Stanford CA, 1 month

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto: Science, Technology and the Future of Art, Palo Alto, CA, 1 month

Encounters: Portraits and Identity, Embark Gallery San Francisco, CA 1 month


SOMArts presents The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, San Francisco, CA,  1 month

Hi5, Thesis show, Thomas Walton Gallery, Stanford University, CA, 2 months

Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM, (screening), one day


Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (composer Constantin Basica), Stanford University, CA, (performance/screening), one night


InnerSound International Festival for New Arts Bucharest (composer Diana Simon), RO (screening/live performance), one night


International Competition for Live Electronics organized by the European Conference of Promoters of New Music in Hamburg, Germany (composer Constantin Basica) (performance) one night

 Next Generation Festival at the Center for New Media Technologies (ZKM) Karlsruhe, Germany, network performance (composer Constantin Basica), one night


DM4HB - Architectural video mapping on the Weserburg Museum Bremen (group project), DE, 3 nights

Projection in public space near Central Station in Bremen, Germany (collaboration with Ray Tzeng), Bremen, DE, (interactive screening), one night


Thesis Show, Constantin Brancusi Hall, Parliament House, Bucharest, RO (mural art), 1 month



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