Operating as performance artist, writer and director, Buescu’s artistic praxis combines autobiographical elements with techniques of research and documentary mainly staged as live performance art pieces. Alexandru Buescu was born in 1985 in Bucharest, The Socialist Republic of Romania, under the communist regime of Ceaușescu. His work questions social issues related to: freedom of speech, fake news, internet, individual or collective memory, distribution of the sensible, human alienation due to technology, rituals, family, adulthood, isolation, fear, loss of individuality or the duality and problem of the ego. At the same time, it challenges assumptions, perceptions and expectations related to his own art practice and research. To this the live dimension of his performances aims to create inspiring or provocative experiences for the audience, where the vitality of the (rebellious) human body as opposed to fixed, rigid structures (buildings, concrete floors, machines, the earth) is always displayed as a declaration of freedom against oppressive treatments. By creating unexpected situations or inventing ambiguous “characters”, directly or indirectly related to his own nature, in his performances Buescu investigates the roles of the performer and the audience, the exposure of body, the question of the representation from conventional schemes to real situations. The use of videos, voice or sound recordings, objects made out of paper, toys, photos, poems, official documents, interviews, sand or even animal meat acquire symbolic meaning in his work while the traces left on stage became evidence of the everyday absurd human behavior. Driven by his own life experience, curiosity and critical thinking towards a profound understanding of the present issues that shape our society, Alexandru undertakes long time periods of research practice across various fields, usually opposite to his artistic training.
The Blue Veil
Text and photographic work


“Some time ago, inspired by the poem “Femeia care nu s-a mai întors” of writer Maria Postu, I bought a piece of blue material from a local shop. I used it in the film dedicated to this poem. In my projects the piece of blue material was transformed into acquiring multiple meanings. This also happened with the subway season tickets which with the passing of the years became small boats, floating away, travelling into spaces beyond imagined by me.

On a trip to Spain I took the blue material with me, it became a veil. At the frontier between immediate reality and the chambers of the personal imagination, the veil became both a defense, a second skin, a fascinating place where to hide but also a bridge between two territories. Any remoteness should not be criticized. It is  yet another form of illusion to be handled…”

Photos taken in Barcelona, at Park Güell, on the streets at Vila de Gracia or in front of Maldà Gallery. The rest of series were taken at Joan Miró Foundation, Jardins de Laribal, at the seaside in Marbella or on the streets of Málaga. Other images added were made in Budapest, Berlin and Copenhagen.