Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Alex Romania

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Alex Romania makes multidisciplinary performance and video work he defines as “at the crux of expansive task and deteriorating form, investigating bodies of cultural debris amidst the invisible every day and toxic ingestions, consuming, purging, and breaking apart.” His work delves into unknown and unimaginable spaces so that he might explore humanity there and “liberate the governed body.”

Romania collaborates in several mediums in addition to teaching and performing worldwide at venues such as Abrons Arts Center in New York, Human Resources in Los Angeles, Sub Rosa in Greece, Huerto Roma Verde in Mexico, Encuentro in Peru, EV Estudios in Argentina, and many more. He has worked with artists such as Kathy Westwater, Catherine Galasso, and Andy de Groat. He designed video and objects for multiple works by Antonio Ramos and has worked on film projects with artists like Sarah White-Ayón.

Other residencies Alex has done include ones at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Abrons Arts Center, Chez Bushwick, Chashama, Tofte Lake Center, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Old Furnace Artist Residency. He was also a 2018-2020 Movement Research Artist in Residence.



Alex Romania worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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