Alex Bodea works at the crossroads of visual art, poetry and journalism. Fuelled by a desire to witness and record the reality, she makes use of drawing and text, both stripped down to the essentials. She is interested in documenting facets of urbanity. Important aspects of her practice are the systems of archiving her notes and observations and the ways of delivering her processed work, more often carried through talks, conversations, “cinematic readings”.
Performances/reportages: Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London (2016); Notunterkunft, Wrangelstr. 98 Refugee Shelter Berlin (2016, solo), International Literature Festival, Berlin (2016, solo), Temps d’Images, Cluj-Napoca (2015); Basel Liste, in collaboration with Plan B (2015, solo).
Selected exhibitions: Raumohneraum, Kunstpunkt, Berlin (2017), Other rooms, Plan B Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2015), Drawing Storage at Cantiere disegno, Biennale Disegno Rimini (2014), Monumental, CBC & Jecza Gallery, Timișoara (2012), Protection Image, Laika Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2011, solo).
Alex Bodea works on the conjunction between art, journalism, poetry and performance, motivated by the desire to record „the noise of the city”, the way it appears in every-day life. From quick drawings, notes and clippings, an essential composition of the routine emerges. The concept of the long term project Visual Notes starts from the encounter between drawing and narrative; in the stages preceding the biennial, the artist is going to document the invisible process of setting up the exhibitions. Focusing both on the preparatory actions of the participants, and on their psychological profile (through discussions, questions, interaction), Alex Bodea is going to deliver a cinematic reading and an installation made of drawing and photography.