Cristina David

  • Cristina David Works

    My father's library, 2013, Futura, Prague, exhibition view

  • Cristina David Works

    A wish, film, 2013

  • Cristina David Works

    Biblioteca tatalui meu, 2011

  • Cristina David Works

    Future no/maybe, 2013

    drawing on paper

  • Cristina David Works

    Future no/maybe, 2013

    drawing on paper

  • Cristina David Works

    Future no/maybe, 2013

    drawing on paper

  • Cristina David Works



    text-based installation, 56 paper pieces of 9 x 15 cm each

  • Cristina David Works

    Happy End for Herman 2


    installation (espalier, text)

  • Cristina David Works

    In My Age Group


    installation (collection of books, shelf/pedestal)

  • Cristina David Works

    Iasi-Bucharest Train Ticket


    drawing on paper, 26 x 17 cm

  • Cristina David Works

    Mechanical drawing


  • Cristina David Works

    Travel Diary


    notebook with 49 drawings, ink on paper

  • Born in 1979, lives and works in Bucharest, Romania 



    2005-2007 - MFA from the Art Academy Of Bergen, Norway

    2000-2004 - BFA Photo-Video Department, National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania 

    1998-2000 -  Faculty of Mathematics, University of  Bucharest, Romania 


    Solo Exhibitions


    2016 - Between the total of facts in my life and the sum of my works doesn’t exist a bijective function, Ivan Gallery (Bucharest)

    2014 - 14.53% of the Story I never Tell, amt_gallery (Bratislava)

    2013 The Quarter of the Story I never Tell, Futura Gallery (Prague), curator: Michal Novotny

    2012 - Third of the Story I never Tell, Ivan Gallery (Bucharest)

    2010 - Half the Story I Never Tell, Kurant Gallery (Tromsø), curator: Kåre Grundvåg; The Wrong Version of the Story, Kulturamt (Dusseldorf), curator: Michael Voets

    2007 - Tingvoll Kunsthall (Tingvoll), curator: Paolo Manfredi 

    2003Size Doesn't Matter, Atelier 35 (Bucharest), curator: Alina Serban 


    Selected Group Exhibitions



    2017 - Stopover: Ways of Temporary Exchange, Frei_raum Q21, Vienna; Life a User's Manual, group show, Art Encounters, TimiÈ™oara, Romania



    2016Cristina David + Catherine Ludwig, Kunstverein Baden, Baden, Austria; Few Were Happy with their Condition, Gallery 400, Chicago, curator Olga Stefan


    2015 - The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015, curators: Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schollhammer; Few Were Happy with their Condition: Video and Photography in Romania, Kunsthalle Winterthur, curator: Olga Stefan


    2014 SenzArt, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest); What about (y)our Memory?, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest) curator: Irina Cios; Revolution without Movement, one day collective action Hit Gallery& (Bratislava)


    2013 1813. Siege, fire and reconstruction of San Sebastian, San Telmo Museum and Donostia San Sebastian (San Sebastian), curator: Pedro G. Romero/ Archivo F.X.; Good Girls. Memory, Desire, Power., The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest), curator: Bojana Pejic; Involuntary Memory, The University of California Irvine University Art Galley/Room (UAG/R), curators: Allyson Unzicker (Los Angeles)


    2012  - Plug to Nature, The National Library (Bucharest), curator: Alina Serban; Cage100: Opening Spaces for Action, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig, curator: Franciska Zolyom; Global without Globalization: From Mathematics to China, Salonul de proiecte (Bucharest) curators: Alexandra Croitoru, Magda Radu; Objects and Disintegration, Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2 (Gdansk) curator: Patrycja Rylko; Eleventh Hour, Futura gallery (Prague) curator: Michal Novotn; The Discovery of Slowness, Tabaka (Kosice) curators: Dorota Kenderova, Jaro Varga


    2011 - Dump Time. For a Practice of Horizontality, Shedhalle (Zurich) curators: Anke Hoffmann, Yvonne Volkart; No One Should Call You a Dreamer, Gallery F15 (Moss) curator: Kjersti Solbakken


    2010 - Manifesta8, Contemporary Art Biennial (Murcia, Cartagena) curators:; Monument to Transformation, Montehermoso Art Space (Vitoria) curators: Vit Havranek, Zbynek Baladrán; Video Biennial (Tel Aviv)


    2009 - Good times/ Bad times, Futura Gallery (Prague)


    2008 - Norwegianess, Nils Aas Kunstverksted (Straumen) curator: NOR group; Arrivals/ Departures, KMR (Molde) curator: Paolo Manfredi; Vestlandsutstillingen08 (main cites of the West coast of Norway) curator: Oestein Hauge


    2007 - Points de vue, ICR (Paris) curator: Alina Serban; Artism, MA exhibition, Kunsthall (Bergen)


    2006 - Blind Date, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland (Helsinki); The Great Fall, Nod Gallery (Prague) curator: Members Club


    2005 - Motion Parade, Fotogaleriet Wien (Wien) curator: Alina Serban; Necc Kogard Gallery (Budapest)   


    2004 - AoRTa Gallery (Chisinau); Speak up!, workshop initiated by Mika Hannula (Zagreb)


    2003 Portofolios Review, Galeria Noua / The New Gallery (Bucharest)  


    2001 - The studio of Contemporary Art, TOACA (Bucharest)         


    Selected Video Screenings


    2007 - Pocket Revolutions, video program initiated by the Romanian Cultural Institute (Poland) 

    2006 - Regarding Others, side prog. Momentum 2006, Contemporary Biennial of Norway

    2003 - Periferic, Romanian Contemporary Art Biennial, side program (Iasi)


    Selected Residencies & Awards 


    2016 - Artist-in-residence at MeetFactory in Prague (May-July), Artist-in-Residence in Krems (March-April)


    2015Artists as agents of institutional exchange, The joint initiative of two institutions, one from Romania ( and one from Iceland (Skaftfell), to create a collective platform with the purpose of better understanding and developing institutional mechanics with the help of artists. Artists: Cristina DAVID (RO) in Seydisfjordur, Iceland: 10 - 29.10.2015 | Ásdís Sif GUNNARSDÓTTIR (IS) in Iasi, Romania: 01.2016


    2014 - 3 months full residency in Vienna, awarded by Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria (October- December); 2 months full residency at contemporary art organization (Iasi)


    2012  - 2 months full residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California


    2011 - amongst the five FINALISTS nominated for the Henkel Art Award 2011; Winner of Henkel Art Award, Romania; Artist in residency in MoKS, the Center for Arts and Social Practice in Mooste, Estonia; Collaborative project with Matthias Neumann, architect& artist (based in NY); Residency in HIT gallery from Bratislava, Slovakia


    2010 - STIPENDIATUM OF LANDESHAUPTSTADT  DUSSELDORF, full residency 2 months


    2009 - Sinaia, The European Cultural Center, full residency 1 month


    2008 - STIPENDIATUM OF KULTURREFERAT, full residency 4 months in Villa Waldberta, Feldafing


    2007 - ALTERNATIVE FILM/ VIDEO 2006 (Belgrade), First Prize: one month residency at AFC 


    2006 - UNESCO- ASCHBERG full residency 2 months at Projecto/ Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal; Winner of BKH stipend for MFA students in Norway


    2005 - FULL SCHOLARSHIP for 2 years Master at the Art Academy of Bergen; TERMINAL00 BALKAN ART FESTIVAL (Ljubljana), Second prize


    Artist book


    2014 - Cristina David & Cezar Lazarescu, artist book,

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