Inside Artists - Issue 16

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64 ARTIST PROFILE Alexandra Vacaroiu

Dreams Sleep I, digital photography

Alexandra Vacaroiu


elationships between identity and memory are explored through photography and film in Alexandra Vacaroiu’s work which looks at personal dreams and the collective unconscious, as well as social issues as she documents the lives and stories of Romanian immigrants in the UK. Both digital and analogue techniques are part of her practice, particularly seen in her series ‘Dreams,sleep’, where sequences of dreams have been collected from the subconscious and recreated, portraying archetypes and personal desires and fears.

Vacaroiu completed a BA in photography and film in Romania at the University of the Arts, Bucharest, and followed this with an MA in fashion photography at the London College of Fashion. Her work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum and has been screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts at London’s Short Film Festival. Her participatory project ‘I Want to Remember Everyth’ was exhibited at the Photographers Gallery, combining film and photography to look at ways photography can be used with patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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