Carolina Dutca is a documentary photographer and artist specializing in long-term projects on human rights. Her work involves conceptual and street photography, photojournalism, video and installation. Born and raised in the breakaway republic of Transnistria (Moldova), many of Dutca's artworks are deeply personal - reflecting on her background and drawing on the experiences of herself and her subjects with discrimination, domestic violence, xenophobia, feminism, and social and cultural stereotypes. Two major documentary photography projects from within Transnitria have been completed recently - NO SILENCE raised the issue of LGBTQ+ discrimination and The Places of Violence investigated domestic violence. Also she has postmedia project Fem#In and The Point of No Return (installation). Ongoing projects located in Moldova and Transnistria include Doska pochiota (multimedia) and The Decisive Moment (conceptual). "Who believes today that war can be abolished? No one, not even pacifists." - Susan Sontag. Another thing, it is the war's caliber and the number of victims. In her projects, Dutca wants to reduce the number of victims and make society more tolerant. This is the inspiration for social projects and activism through art.

Contact regarding any interesting proposals:
e-mail: dutcacarolina@gmail.com
phone number: +373 775 97324
AWARDS / GRANTS:

2018 - Nomination for creative search: 10th International Photography Contest „Young People in the 21st Century 2018", NO SILENCE, The Places of Violence, Gisca, Kaunas Students Technical Creation Center; Kaunas Youth Mass Media Center - Kaunas, Lithuania
2018 - Winner, UNDP Grant "Movies Over the Dniester", OWH Studio, Apriori Legal Information Center - Vadul lui Voda, Moldova
2018 - Winner, Brewhouse Grant to the Installation The Point of no Return - Moscow, Russia
2018 - Winner, Grant for the Documentary postmedia project FemIn, Visegrad School for Young Leaders, Visegrad Fund - Chisinau, Moldova
2017 - Shortlisted in World Biennial of Student Photography, Documentary photography project NO SILENCE, Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad - Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 - Winner, Fotografika Scholarship, Academy of Documentary photography and Photojournalism Fotografika - Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 - Winner, People in Need Grant for the Documentary photography project The Places of Violence- Prague, Czech Republic
2016 - Winner, People in Need Grant for the Documentary photography project NO SILENCE - Prague, Czech Republic



EXHIBITIONS:

2018 - Pop-Up Poster Exhibition, Manifest 016, Manifest.Gallery, The Places of Violence- Bucharest, Romania
2018 - ART.WHO.DARK#2, The Point of no Return, Smena 2.0 Gallery - Moscow, Russia

2017 - NO SILENCE, Kasarna Karlin - Prague, Czech Republic
2017 - The World Biennale of Student Photography, NO SILENCE, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina - Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 - NO SILENCE, Creative Protest Festival Odessa 2017 - Odessa, Ukraine
2017 - A MezonArt - Şantier Industrial, Katusha, Katusha, Катюша, (curated by Stefania Biagoni, artist) - Chisinau, Moldova
2016 - NO SILENCE, Galeria de artă OU - Chisinau, Moldova



TALKS/PANELS/SCREENINGS:

2018 - Projections of « Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert » 10 édition, The Places of Violence - Pierrevert, France
2018 - BUNCHER Gallery, Edu-Art: Artist talk cu Carolina Dutca - Chisinau, Moldova
2018 - Vinegar.media, Documentary Photography Workshop by Carolina Dutca - Tiraspol, Transnistria
2018 - SHTO Gallery, Screening: NO SILENCE - Berlin, Germany
2018 - Tranzit.ro Gallery, Artist Talk: The activism through art - Bucharest, Romania
2017 - Сlub 19, Information and Legacy center Apriori, Panel: Are Transnistrian residents interested in Human Rights?, Human Rights Week - Tiraspol, Transnistria


EDUCATION:

2017 - 2019 - Documentary photography and Photojournalism, Academy of photography Fotografika - Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2012 - 2017 - Medical school, Transnistria State University - Tiraspol, Transnistria



RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS:

2018 - Participant, Workshop, Movies Over the Dniester, OWH Studio, Apriori Legal Information Center, UNDP - Vadul lui Voda, Moldova
2018 - Artist, Artist-in-Residency Program KIOSK: Public Facades, Doska Pochiota multimedia project, Oberliht Association, Apriori Legal Information Center, UNDP - Chisinau, Moldova
2017 - Participant, Workshop, Yuri Kozyrev Intensive Photojournalism Course - Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 - Participant, Workshop, A MezonArt - Şantier Industrial, Katusha, Katusha, Катюша installation, KSA:K Center for Contemporary Art - Chisinau, Moldova





THANKFULNESS AT THE MY ARTIST BEING

Katya Bogachevskaya, Svetlana Bulatova, Roman Ursan, Maxim Sapojnikov, Ivan Shileaev, Daria Shileaeva, Vladislav Blinov, Irina Dutca, Mihail Dutca, Nonna Mavrogheni, Keefe San Agustin, Dasha Pakhtusova, Artiom Zavadovsky, Valentina Iancu, Nadiia Ivanova, Diana Covalenko, Valentina Botnaru, Anastasia Yanova, Zhanna Morgun, Alexandra Telpis, Tom Kenis, Olga Purakhina, Ilya Shtutsa, Alexei Akseshin, Igor Elukov, Stefania Biagioni, Ramin Mazur, Artur Gurau, Ion Mocan, Andrei Hamitevici, Nata Andreev Gappo Criswell, Timur Migunov, Roua Popescu, Simona Dumitriu, Irina Gakhova, Alexandr Murarenko, Anna Eckold, Alina Cristescu, Dmitrii Filimonov
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