(c) Portret Horatiu Sovaiala

Zagreb, Croatia

The first artist resident of the AFAR project is Larisa Crunțeanu who works as a performer, video artist and sound collector who moves from reality to fiction in an endless conversation with the viewer. Larisa Crunțeanu’s works create contexts in which facts and memories are reactivated, encouraging a shared effort and the emergence of new practices. Many of her projects reflect on the notion of collaboration and the ideas existing behind objects and stories. Her works were shown in important institutions such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, SAVVY Berlin, Zacheta Project RoomWarsaw, RKI Berlin, Museu de Arte Brasileira – MAB FAAP, São Paulo. She holds an MA in Photography and Moving Image and a PhD in Visual Arts from the National University of Arts Bucharest. In 2023 she launched her first book, Protocols of Singularity (RO-EN) published by Dispozitiv Books.

As part of the residency, Larisa Crunțeanu gets to know the local art scene through studio visits and exhibitions, creates new artwork, which is connected to the main themes of the project: ecology, sustainability and the heritage of textile art, which will be exhibited at the final exhibition in Zagreb, Vienna and Bucharest.

Together with the Croatian artist Nikolina Knežević Hrgović, she will conduct a workshop with students of the Academy of Fine Arts and have an AFAR Talk in Putolovac gallery on March 12, 2024 (7:30 pm) with Nevena Škrbić Alempijević (FFZG).

Artists for Artists Residency Network (AFAR) is an EU co-funded project and residency program, aiming to improve the mobility of contemporary visual artists and curators in Romania, Germany, Croatia, and Austria. The project is led by the Romanian Association for Contemporary Art (ARAC) with its three consortium partners – Goethe Institute Network, Croatian Association of Fine Artists, and Künstlerhaus Vienna.

The AFAR Network project is co-funded by the European Union: ”Views and opionions expressed are however those of the autohor(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsable for them.”