Carolina Dutca was born in 1995 in the small Moldavian town of Bender and raised
a stone’s throw from the Dniester River. She studied art and documentary photography at the Fotografika Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Carolina is interested in everything and nothing at the same time. Carolina likes
to experiment and to walk on the edge of the genre. The beauty of creative process
is the main thing in her works. She works in different media: from photography
and animation to video art and text.

‘When I throw myself in the open sea and just stay still and wait to be rescued, the art process begins’.

Carolina plays in art through contact with nature. Together with Valentin Sidorenko, she makes desperate gambles and she isn’t afraid to create impossible tasks.
Carolina Dutca works with photography, video, installation and text. Born in Transnistria region in 1995, Carolina Dutca studied art and documentary photography in Academy Fotografika, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Carolina likes to experiment and is open to new practices. Her art projects are connected with the theme of relationships, home, nature and memory. Also, in collaboration with Valentin Sidorenko, she plays with time. They are reminiscing about fairy tales, growing up, and being naughty.

Exhibitions and screenings of her works have been held in the Czech Republic, Serbia, Germany, France, Romania, Guyana, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Transnistria.

For commissions, portfolio or any other request, please use the contact:
dutcacarolina@gmail.com
Awards and Grants

2021.

Winner, Fondation François Schneider, Contemporary Talents 10th edition (France)

Shortlist, Vantage Point, Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates)

Winner, People in Need Grant (Czech Republic)

2020.

Winner, Grant Solidarity Fund for Independent Artists, Oberliht Association (Moldova)

Winner, People in Need Grant (Czech Republic)

The Special Jury Prize, The Access Point, International Festival of arts (Russia)

2019.

Shortlist, Venice Lands Art Prize (Italy)

2018.

The Special Jury Prize, Photography Festival Les Nuits de Pierrevert (France)

Winner, Brewhouse Grant (Russia)

Shortlist, GAMMA Festival and Lenfilm project Artification. Video art (Russia)

Winner, UNDP Grant, OWH Studio, Apriori Legal Information Center (Moldova)

Winner, Grant Visegrad Fund (Moldova)

Winner, 2nd Place, International photography contest PhotoVisa (Russia)

2017.

Winner, People in Need Grant (Czech Republic)

Shortlist, Biennial of Student Photography, Academy of Arts of Novi Sad (Serbia)

Winner, Fotografika Scholarship, Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

2016.

Winner, People in Need Grant (Czech Republic)

Exhibitions

2022.

Fondation François Schneider, Contemporary Talents 10th edition (France)

More Than Body, Cartego (Moldova)

2021.

Vantage Point, Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates)

Les Nuits Photo (France)

Golubitskoe Art Foundation (Russia)

Seasoning, The Art House (Netherlands)

2020.

There are no miracles to come, Wall (Russia, online)

Body, Round Lemon, Zest Hall (UK, online)

Remembrance Species, Lunetario Editorial (Mexico, online)

2019.

Loss, Humble Arts Foundation (USA, online)

Nonrandom Witness, The Sakharov Center (Russia)

2018.

Transnistria Seen From Within, Aff Gallery, ZOiS (Germany)

People. Places. Processes, Mykolaiv ART WEEK (Ukraine)

Personal Exhibition, Pragovka Gallery (Czech Republic)

Artification. Video Art, Lenfilm Museum, Gamma festival (Russia)

People. Places. Processes, National Taras Shevchenko Museum (Ukraine)

Culture/Future of the Neighborhoods, Zpațiu (Moldova)

ART.WHO.DARK#2, Smena 2.0 Gallery (Russia)

2017.

Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina (Serbia)

Personal Exhibition, Kasarna Karlin (Czech Republic)

2016.

Personal Exhibition, Art Gallery OU (Moldova)

Festivals
2022.

Festival del Cinema di Cefalu (Italy)

Women’s Film Festivals’ Gathering (Georgia)

2020.

Festival of documentary theater, Hunting for Reality, Teatr.Doc (Russia)

The Access Point, International Festival of arts, Spontaneous Program (Russia)

2019.

Deptford Cinema Film Festival (UK)

Festival of arts CONTEXT (Russia)

Documentary Film Festival Chesnok (Moldova)

International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF (Moldova)

SFG International Film Festival, Official Selection (Romania)

International Film Festival Queer Voices (Moldova)

2018.

International Film Festival Artdocfest, Program Sreda (Russia)

The Special Jury Prize, Photography Festival Les Nuits de Pierrevert (France)

The Lobo Fest International Film Festival (Brazil)

Painting the Spectrum Film Festival (Guyana)

Cronograf Documentary Film Festival Tour (Moldova)

Residencies and Workshops

2021.

Lens-based art course by Jana Romanova [NL] and Maria Morina [RU] (online)

2020.

Art Residency for Playwrights with Pavel Rudnev [RU], Mihail Durnenkov [RU], Inna Cebotari [MD] (Moldova)

2018.

Video Laboratory by Matteo Primiterra [IT] and Matteo Polo [IT] (Italy)

Performance Art Workshop by Mischa Badasyan [DE] (Moldova)

Public Art Workshop by Vladimir Terner [CZ] (Moldova)

Art Residency, Oberliht Association (Moldova)

Short Film Course by Violeta Gorgos [RO] and Ruben Agadjanean [MD] (Moldova)

2017.

Intensive Photojournalism Course by Yuri Kozirev [NOOR photo agency] (Russia)

Workshop by Stefania Biagioni [IT], KSA: K Center for Contemporary Art (Moldova)

Education
2017-2019 Art and Documentary photography, Academy of photography Fotografika, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2012-2017 Medical school, Transnistria State University, Tiraspol, Transnistria
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