december 2014 - Anti family violence campain: Photo exhibition in the main square of Chisinau, by the “Stefan the Great” statue. Chisinau, Moldova november 2014 - premiere of the film “Romanians in Timoc”, by Octavian Balea, accompanied by the photography exhibition with the same name, in the foyer & grand hall of the Military Academy in Bucharest, Romania july 2014 - 10 days documentary photographing financed by the Romanian Cultural Institute on the life and customs of the romanian minority in the Timoc Valley, in Serbia july 2014 -“Little Wind Stories” - performance on the text and images by Octavian Balea and music by Sergio Castrillon. Performed live at “f64”, in Bucharest, Romania june 2014 - “Recollection” - live painting performance & photography by Octavian Balea ,music by Matei Gheorghiu and paintings by Elina Nissinen.
Performed live in the Balder Hall, in Helsinki, Finland may 2014 - “Little Memory Stories” - performance on the text and images by Octavian Balea and music by Matei Gheorghiu. Performed live in the grand hall of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland april 2014 - Co-organiser of the “Save the schools from Transnistria” solidarity campain with the romanian language schools in Transnistria and against the human rights violation in the frozen conflict area. march 2014 - “Blue Clarinet Day”, live painting performance on jazz improvisations by Alex Simu. Performed live at The Splendor Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands august 2013 - Personal photography exhibition in “Laterna Magica” (Rauhankatu 7, Helsinki) july 2013 - Personal photography exhibition in the Hanko city library june 2013 - Personal photography exhibition in the Eeva Pinoma Art Gallery (Ratimiehenkatu 2, Helsinki) april 2013 - TV appearences in romanian national TV stations in talk shows about the transnistrean conflict. (Antena 3, Digi 24, N24+, Nasu TV, Trinitas TV) april 2013 - Photographer and co-author of “Transnistria, the Jail of Romanian Language” together with Dan Gheorghe, published by epublio www.transnistria.epublio.com february 2013 - Published portfolio in the photography magazine “Foto4all” november 2012 - Photographer and co-author of “Storybok Helsinki and Beyond” together with Cody Oreck, published by W.S.O.Y. www.storybokhelsinki.com april 2012 -“Little Color Stories” - live performance - Joensuu Art Museum - Joensuu, Finland march 2012 - “Flexi Insecurity Redux” - personal photographic exhibition during the Helsinki Photography Biennial - The Finnish Museum of Photography - Helsinki, Finland march 2012 - “Little Color Stories” & “Andalucia - P.S.P.E.i.l.H.” - live performances The Finnish Museum of Photographic art - Helsinki, Finland march 2012 - cover image & 10 page portfolio in the romanian photography magazine “Foto Video” (85k mounthly isues) february 2012 - Personal photography exhibition in the Finnish Museum of Photographic art (SUOMEN VALOKUVATAIDE MUSEO) september 2011- participating in the group exhibition “Looking Good Finland” - Suvilahti - Helsinki, Finland june 2011 - “Tagentbilder” - live performance - Oslo, Norway ; Turku, Finland ; Pori, Finland june 2011 - Interview in “Academia Catavencu” - Romania may 2011 - Photography exhibition “Little Wind Stories” - The Reykjavik City Hall - Iceland jan - may 2011 - participated in the exhibition tour “Flexi Insecurity” - Prague, Ostrava, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dijon, Bruxelles, Washaw march 2011 - Interview on KSL Radio: 100,3 Mhz, Helsinki, Finland february 2011 - Interview in “Romania Libera” - Romania january 2011 - Cover image & photography essay in “The Situation of Labor Migrants in times of Economic Crisis” - Prague - ISBN 978-80-904808-0-3 december 2010 - Personal Painting & Photography exhibition on the inauguration of the “Barbu Stirbey” Cultural center - Calarasi, Romania june 2010 - 63sqm stage paintings for the “Iris” rock concert - Helsinki, Finland june 2010 - “They are Us” - Photography Exhibition in the “Muz 13” Art Museum, in Szczecin, Poland april 2010 - Official project participation selection by the multicultural center in Prague february 2010 - Presentation in “Antena 3” news chanel - Romania january 2010 - Interview in “Romania Libera” - Romania january 2010 - 26 minutes interview on the Romanian National TV station january 2009 - Photography Exhibition “Helsinki of War & Peace” - Kiseleffin Talo, Helsinki, Finland july 2008 - Photography Exhibition “Angel & Puppet” - music hall - Isafjordur, Iceland june 2006 - Painting Exhibition “My creatures & my dreams” - Altholzwerkstadt - Weimar, Germany
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Education: 1995-1999: Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts Gymnasium 1999-2003: Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts Highschool 2003-2005: National University of Fine Arts,
Bucharest 2005-2007: Bauhaus University, Weimar
oct.2014 - present: Contributor as a photojournalist for the Helsinki based national swedish language weekly “Ny Tid” aug.2014: Teaching photography and painting workshops at VSLO, international art festival, in Vama Veche, Romania iul.2014: Teaching photography workshops at the Hystoric Film Festival, in Rasnov, Romania mar.2014: Documentary filming and editing for the making of film of the jazz project “Arifa, Voices from the East” live at BIM-House, in Amsterdam, The Nederlands dec.2013 - present: Editor at “Photographia”, monthly magazine on fine arts photography feb.2010 - present: Teaching painting and photography classes to age groups from 4 to 10 year olds feb.2010 - present: Own Fine Arts open studio in the old center of Helsinki (Helenankatu 4) oct.2008 - jan.2010: Own Art Shop “No.33” in the old center of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 27) apr.2008 - aug.2008: 3D modelling & graphic designer Laitila Architects - Kotka, Finland sept.2007 - feb.2008: graphic designer Finndesign - Helsinki, Finland jul.2006 - jul.2007: 3D modelling & graphic designer 4ME Film Studios - Weimar, Germany working on projects for Lufthansa Technik apr.2006 - jun.2006: 3D modelling & stage designer Castel Film Studios - Bucharest, Romania feb.2005 - jun.2005: Several design workshops: Electrolux kitschenware & Romtelecom phone booths - Bucharest, Romania sep.2003 - aug.2005: Lead graphic artist / UI designer Jamdat / EA Mobile - Bucharest, Romania Main projects: “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”, under the licence of New Line Cinema and “Medal of Honor Mobile” oct.2001 - oct.2002: 3D modelling & product designer Romaniabus - Bucharest, Romania sept.2002: Designing the equipment & logo of the 2002-2003 season of the hockey team “Dinamo Bucharest” jul.2001 - jan.2002: Contributor at “Croonenberg’s Fly” and “Tout Fait” Online Marcel Duchamp study journal jul.2000 - mar.2002: Graphic designer at “Bistro Romantic” - Bucharest, Romania