Cristiana Cott Negoescu

I like to see myself as a conceptographer. Conveying concepts through different mediums, depending on the nature of the concept I choose mediums like performance, video, installations poems etc.

I have been studying in the UK at the University of Lincoln and I am now based in Düsseldorf, Germany, experimenting with all mediums at the Kunstakademie.

When I was 12, I started drawing out of impulse and I have been just drawing and painting until I was 17. Then I was presented my first camera, and I fell in love with photography.  When doing my studies at the University of Lincoln, my first photography project during my bachelor in photography was an experimental movie. Ironically enough, but also fascinating for me, I was always evolving into a new medium, sometimes fearing that I will discover them all and then I can not do anything entertaining. But like love-making, one doesn’t only do it once, yet we are in a continuous process of the transformation’s movement.

Always evolving.


GATE art zone /  Students Interaction  / 2017

This performance is inspired by the Zen Koan called ” A cup of tea” that goes as follows:

1. A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

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