Cristina David (b. 1979) started her artistic training at the Art Academy in Bucharest and completed her MDA at the Art Academy in Bergen. Video art is her prime choice of artistic medium. Cristina also works with photography and installations. Her often humorous texts and images are usually relating to day-to-day life.
Selected exhibitions: Not (Only) Forms, Alberto Torri gallery Milano, (2017, solo); Micro-Narațiuni (Micro-Narratives), tranzit.ro/Iași & 1+1 organization (2017); Between the total of facts in my life and the sum of my works a bijective function does not exist, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (2016, solo); Time after Time, Meet Factory, Prague (2016); 14.53% of the Story I never Tell, amt_gallery, Bratislava (2014, solo); Quarter of the Story I never Tell, Futura Gallery, Prague (2013, solo); Manifesta 8, Contemporary Art Biennial, Murcia, Cartagena (2010); Monument to Transformation, Montehermoso Art Space, Vitoria (2010).
Cristina David’s artistic practice includes text, photography, video and installation, mediums that allow the artist to document the passing of time, the relationship between private life and the art world, as well as a system more closely aligned with the exact sciences latching onto personal history. The work, Statistics, draws on a two-month experience (July-August 2013) the artist living with a collective, an experience based on a set of banal activities and emotional states through which time can be measured. The lack of a confessional tone and the self-ironic approach deconstruct the myth of the artist, allowing the public to draw parallels with their own existence. Cristina David’s self-referential statistics cuts out the small details that, once separated, can comprise a radiography of personal memory and the subjective space it establishes.