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Artist and sometimes curator, Vlad Nancă studied photography and video at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Drawing on the environment and influenced by life in Bucharest, he documents urbanity through his photographs, installations, and performances. He is the founder of Bukres blog and is actively involved in Bucharest’s art scene, hosting ‘home galleries’ (2020 home gallery, Apartamentul 17) and curating exhibitions (“Wait…” in 2006, “Back to the future,” in 2007, at Galeria Nouă, Bucharest) to encourage and support local artists by offering a platform to show their work. His varying personal projects employ different mediums, as well as diverse social and cultural symbols, often including word-play, to evoke nostalgia, reference Romania’s recent past, and challenge the current cultural climate. Nancă’s work has been included in A few grams of Red, Yellow, Blue, at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw; Image to be projected until it vanishes at Museion in Bolzano; DEMOC(K)RACY 1 at La Criée (Centre d'Art Contemporain Rennes); Re:Location at Casino Luxembourg; Prague Biennale 3.