Catalina Bucos is a filmmaker, performer and artist from the Republic of Moldova. Born in 1997, she has a diploma in graphic arts at the National Art College from Chisinau, Alexandru Plamadeala, and currently studies media arts and film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Based on her experience of growing up in the post Soviet Moldova, her practice is a continuous search for a poetic expression of the political. Using the tools of cinema, installations, documentary or performance, she immerses the viewer in a joyful, rich, subversive and complex experience. She creates narratives that consist of collages of personal stories, mainstream aesthetics, popular narratives, mythology and philosophy. All of them come together in corrected narratives that represent the world from the grass roots, from the Global South.



2019Bachelor in Media Arts, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
2013-2017Diploma in Graphic Arts, Chisinau Fine Arts College “Alexandru Plamadeala“

Selected Shows

2022FALSE SPRING, 701 Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2021Live Art Role Play “TACTO” by Paula Pedraza, Wuppertal, Germany.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, "90's scars", Rijeka, Croatia
STUDIO FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH, "A Warehouse", Düsseldorf, Germany
Rindermarkt, "The Library of Alexandria, The Fall of the USSR, A Window to the Future and Other Stories", Zürich, Switzerland
Art Cologne, Monopol Magazine, "A Warehouse", Cologne, Germany
Blonde Cobra Queer Film Festival, "Allegories From Another Space", Cologne, Germany.
2020Yerevan Biennial Digital Exhibition, “Café Guguta”, Yerevan, Armenia
Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery, “In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen”, Cluj, Romania.
Sandwich Gallery, Double Decker, “Instructions to Art”, Bucharest, Romania
2019Teatrul Spalatorie. “Abolirea Familiei/Die Abschaffung der Familie” by Nicoleta Esinencu/Hebbel am Uffer Berlin
Timisoara 2021, “REPUBLIC” Timisoara, Romania
Stefan Rusu, KSA:K “Noroc Guguta” Chisinau, Moldova.
2018Oberliht, Zbatiu, “Telecommunications” Chisinau, Moldova
National College of Arts, “Post Real” Chisinau, Moldova.
Stefan Rusu, KSA:K “Noroc Guguta” Chisinau, Moldova.
2017Zbatiu, “Superstitii” by Bianca Filius, Chisinau, Moldova.
KSA: K , “Mezon – santier industrial”, Chisinau Moldova


2022NRW Bank Art Prize, Münster, Germany

2020Artist in Residence, Aici Acolo, Cluj, Romania
Scholarship "Auf geht’s!” North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

2019Artist in Residence Niederosterreich, Krems, Austria
2018Tandem Art Residence, Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine