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

2022.

Winner, Contemporary Photography Funding, The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Germany

2021.

Winner, Fondation François Schneider, Contemporary Talents 10th, France

Shortlist, Vantage Point 9, 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, Moldova

Winner, International Festival of Photography 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.

Contemporary Talents 10th, Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller, France

Evolutionary Symphony, Elektrozavod Gallery, Moscow, Russia

More Than Body, Cartego, Chisinau, Moldova

2021.

Vantage Point 9, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The World is Overflowing with Either Rubbish or Our Memories, Golubitskoe Art Foundation, Russia

Seasoning, The Art House, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2020.

Body, Round Lemon, Zest Hall, UK

Remembrance Species, Lunetario Editorial, Mexico

2019.

Loss, Humble Arts Foundation, USA

Nonrandom Witness, The Sakharov Center, Moscow, Russia

2018.

Transnistria Seen From Within, Aff Gallery, Berlin, Germany

People. Places. Processes, National Taras Shevchenko Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

Artification Video Art, Lenfilm Museum, Gamma Festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The Places of Violence, Personal Exhibition, Pragovka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Culture/Future of the Neighborhoods, Zpațiu, Oberliht Association, Chisinau, Moldova

Art. Who. Dark #2, Smena 2.0 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

People. Places. Processes, Mykolaiv Art Week, Ukraine

2017.

Biennial of Student Photography, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

No Silence, Personal Exhibition, Kasarna Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic

2016.

No Silence, Personal Exhibition, Art Gallery OU, Chisinau, Moldova

Screenings

2022.

Nizina Multimedia and Photobook Festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2021.

Les Nuits Photo Festival, Paris, France

2018.

Festival de Photographie Les Nuits de Pierrevert, Pierrevert, France

International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia

Film and Theater Festivals
2022.

Women’s Film Festivals’ Gathering, Tbilisi, Georgia

2020.

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

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

2019.

Deptford Cinema Film Festival, London, UK

Festival of Arts Context, Russia

Documentary Film Festival Chesnok, Moldova

International Documentary Film Festival Cronograf, Moldova

SFG International Film Festival, Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

International Film Festival Queer Voices, Chisinau, Moldova

2018.

International Film Festival Artdocfest, Program Sreda, Russia

The Lobo Fest International Film Festival, Brasilia, Brazil

Painting the Spectrum Film Festival, Georgetown, Guyana

Cronograf Documentary Film Festival Tour, Moldova

Artist and Public Talks
2022.

Women’s Film Festivals’ Gathering, Tbilisi, Georgia

2019.

with Valentin Sidorenko, Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2018.

ZOIS: The Centre for East European and International Studies, Berlin, Germany

Buncher Gallery, Oberliht Association, Chisinau, Moldova

Tranzit.ro, Bucharest, Romania

Residencies and Workshops

2021.

Lens-based art course by Jana Romanova and Maria Morina, online

2020.

Art Residency for Playwrights with Pavel Rudnev, Mihail Durnenkov, Inna Cebotari, Moldova

2018.

Video Laboratory by Matteo Primiterra and Matteo Polo, Italy

Performance Art Workshop by Mischa Badasyan, Moldova

Public Art Workshop by Vladimir Terner, Moldova

Art Residency, Oberliht Association, Moldova

Short Film Course by Violeta Gorgos and Ruben Agadjanean, Moldova

2017.

Intensive Photojournalism Course by Yuri Kozirev, Russia

Workshop by Stefania Biagioni, 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