Irina Botea


2004-2006 MFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2001-2002 MFA, University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania
1996-2001 BFA, University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania
1990-1995 BSc, University of Bucharest, Geology and Geophisics Department, Bucharest, Romania

awards and fellowships:

Atlantic Center for the Arts resident artist fellowship
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Fellowship
PEO Fellowship
American Association of University Women, international fellowship
resident artist at Casino Luxembourg Forum D’Art Contemporaine,
Re: Location. Shake Society programme, Luxembourg
Kunstlerhaus Boswill, fellowship program, Switzerland
UNESCO-ASCHBERG 2002-2003 Bursaries for Artist program, resident artist at
Cooperation, Wiltz, Luxembourg
VSC/Artslink, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US
Sea Elephant Travel Agency, residential program, Istanbul, Turkey
UAP special prize of Romanian Union of Artists


EXIS, ExperimentalI Film and Video Festival in Seoul
VIPER Basel, International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, video,
Basel, Switzerland
Monument Recall, Microcinema, San Francisco, USA
Chicago Filmakers, Global Super8 Day, Chicago, USA
Central, Kunstforum, Viena, Austria

selected solo exhibitions:

MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Auditions for a Revolution,Work of the
Month, Bucharest, Romania
Human Interaction, New Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (curator Aurora Dediu)
Tiempo de la Princessa, Cooperation, Wiltz, Luxemburg
Alice and the Paper Fairy, H’Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Light Shadows, WolfKahn Studio, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
Leonard - Prince of the Musical, DeInterese Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Loading… - site specific installation, Atelier35, Bucharest, Romania
Welcome 2 - site specific installation, Loft Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey (curator
Huseyin Alptekin)
Welcome 1 - site specific installation, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania
Irony Venus - multimedia installation, International Center for Contemporary Art,
Bucharest, Romania

selected group exhibitions:

Mixed Pickles 2, K3 space, Zurich, Switzerland
Acidentes, Videobrasil, Sao Paolo, Brasil
Negotiated Localities, part of Collective Inferno, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, US
Platforma Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK
EXIS, (ExperimentalI Film and Video Festival in Seoul)
Offset. Underconstruct, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
Coupling, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Trans:it. Moving Culture through Europe/Now here Europe, MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art,Bucharest, Romania
Navigation, Negotiation,Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA
New Work, G2, Chicago, USA
Live Box Gallery at Nova Art fair, Chicago, USA
51st Venice Biennale, Trans:it. Moving Culture through Europe, Museale Veneziano, Venice, Italy, curator Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
Prague Biennale, National Gallery, Prague
Central, Kunstforum, Viena, Austria
Siemens_artLab, Viena, Austria
Mixed Pickles 1, K3 space, Zurich, Switzerland
Mash-up, Gallery2, Chicago, USA
Cosmopolis 1: Microcosmos x Macrocosmos, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Chicago Filmakers, Global Super 8 day, Chicago, USA
VIPER Basel, International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, video,
Basel, Switzerland
Monument Recall, Microcinema, San Francisco, USA
Inauguration of the New National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romanian
Artists (and not only) love the palace!?, video, photography, Bucharest
Reading Room, Cubitt, London, UK
Monument Recall, Microcinema, video, San Francisco, USA
ReLocation: Shake Society, video installation, Casino de Luxembourg,
Revolutions Reloaded, video, Play Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Revolutions Reloaded ,video, Artra Gallery, Millan, Italy
Atterissage, painting, Paris, France
Docu-Fiction, video, Bucharest Arhitecure Hall, Romania, (curator Alina Serban)
Die Zukunft von Balkan ist da, Kunstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland (curator Oliver Kielmayer)
In Den Shluchten Des Balkan, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, video projection of "Tiempo de la Princessa" during the conference "Romanian Art Now"
Preview - Romanian Contemporary Art Museum, Kalinderu Medialab,
Bucharest, Romania -curator Ruxandra Balaci 
Coop2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kalinderu Medialab, Bucharest, Romania
Freebiennal, performance, New York, USA
Manifesta 4 Archive, “The Room”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
Night Shots “Cake Room”, interactive installation, Timisoara, Romania -curator
Alexandru Patatics
Coop2, International Media Festival, Kalinderu medialab, Contemporary Art
Museum, Bucharest, Romania
Coop1, Atelier 35, video, Bucharest, Romania
Five Stories”- New Gallery, installation, Bucharest, Romania -curator Aurora Dediu 
11-11, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Periferic 5, International Contemporary Art Biennial, Iasi, Romania -curator Matei Bajenaru
480 Minutes, Public Bath, site specific installation, Iasi, Romania -curator Matei Bajenaru