Alex Mirutziu (Romania) creates installation-based performances and writings that question the ways in which the space after something ends is orchestrated. He uses design in its most bureaucratic sense, collecting imprints of personal and historical events, using understanding and sincerity as factors in the materialisation. He made a collective with a hyper-object — namely himself at 29 – and often operates within this structure. The collectives’ modus operandi is retroactive irony.
Alex frequently lectures on performance alongside his current theoretical practice (Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bezalel University of Art and Design, Tel Aviv) and collaborated with artists, writers, musicians, designers, philosophers among which, Grit Hachmeister (DE), Paul Devens (NL), Elias Merino (ES), Graham Foust (US), Graham Harman (US). Recent projects have been hosted by ZDB, Lisbon, Power Plant, Toronto, The Glass Factory Lab, Boda, Mucsarnok Kusthalle, Budapest and the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, National Museum, Warsaw, and 2015 Venice Biennale.
Mirutziu’s engagement with Delfina Foundation will be driven by a key question within his practice; ‘what performs?’