Catalina Bucos is born in 1997 in the Republic of Moldova. She currently studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her artistic practice includes video art, performance and installations. Her body of work discourse topics in the context of the post-soviet Moldova such as public space, gender, body, state power, populism while mocking, subverting and creating artistic statements.

Catalina is a contributor and actor in Nicoleta Esinencu's theatre play named "The Abolition of Family", coproduced by Hebbel am Uffer Berlin. Recently she exhibited at the Yerevan Biennale and published her work, News Gifizer, in the Spam-Index magazine. During the last years, she has curated several exhibitions that involved working with artists from both Moldova and Transnistria, a self-proclaimed independent country on the territory of Moldova, such as Postreal or Telecommunications.



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

Exhibition and Performances

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


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

Courses and Workshops

2018Autumn School by Zurich University of Arts, Sukhumi, Abchasia
After School Club, Offenbach, Germany