Artist born in 1979 in Romania, Dana Cojbuc lives and works in Paris. After graduating in Fine Arts in Bucharest and in Communication at the University of Athens, she developed her first research in photography. Nourished by techniques and materials, between sculpture, painting, drawing and video, her recent artistic experiments mix photography and drawing. An extension by the gesture of the hand to go beyond the frame of the image, a subtle fusion between the two media, until getting lost at their border. Her works operate a shift from reality to other invented worlds, that of the dreamlike narrative with the Winter Tale series (2018- 2019), of a mythology of nature with Yggdrasil (2020-21) and a return to his Romanian origins, a memory, a reminiscence or a vision in the series Opening the shore (2022).
She has been exhibited at the Sunnhorland Museum (Norway), during the Backlight Triennial (Finland), the Circulations exhibition (Paris), at the Festival Manifesto (Toulouse), Festival Confrontations (Gex), Centre d’experimentation artistique Le Leure in Granville, the House of Photography of Central Europe in Bratislava, Les Franciscaines Deauville during the Festival Planches Contact, BNF in the exhibition La photographie à tout prix, Galerie Echo119 2023, Salon unRepresented appr oche 2023, Galerie La chambre Claire à Duarnenez 2023.
Finalist for the Prix Photo Brussels festival, “In the shadow of trees” 2021.
Jury Prize for the Tremplins Jeunes Talents residence, Festival Planches Contact 2022 Winner of the Paysage 2022 talent grant.
In June 2022 she published her first photographic book Yggdrasil.