Place of Residency
Cristiana Cott Negoescu is an artist living in Düsseldorf, Germany. Using performances, installations and other media, her work often reflects socio-political issues. In her performative installations, she frequently combines art and technology to question aspects of what it means to be human.
Cristiana Cott Negoescu graduated as a Meisterschülerin from the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf in the class of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster with performative installations as a focus of her work. The artist also holds a Ba(Hons) degree in arts from the University of Lincoln, UK.
photography, videography, sculpture
Cristiana uses a wide variety of methods and mediums to portray socio-political issues as well as matters that deal with spirituality and rituals, based on folk stories and parables. While Cristiana often integrates technology in her artworks she appeals as well to fashion design and set design. In order to create immersive, interactive and thought provocative works, Cristiana represents situations that she has experienced directly and indirectly to spark an inner dialogue in her public.
Year of participation
As a project for the Borderland Residency at the Museum Goch, Cristiana seeks to understand how misconception works in different situations. She wants to understand how different people view the same situation and interpret it depending on their background. The initial inspiration of this idea is based on a relief work in Goch. Right on the façade of the town's residency appartment, there is a relief called “Der Seltsame Spazierritt” which is accompanied by an idiom: “Allen Menchen recht getan ist eine Kunst die niemand kann” - "Doing right by all people is an art that no one can do."
With this being her inspiration Cristiana wants to set up a concept for a potential performative installation.