Andreea Andrei is a visual artist based in United Kingdom since 2015. She studied film directing at Film & TV School in Bucharest, Romania where she was also born in 1991. She start working in television for a couple of years until she left Bucharest for London.
In London she attended a short course at National Film and Television School in 2017 and she had Col Spector as her professor.
Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including Shortlisted for IPE163 2021 The Royal Photographic Society (UK), The Royal Photographic Society (Hundred Heroines, UK), TATE Exchange Program at TATE Modern Museum (UK), Folio Friday at The Photographer's Gallery (UK), PhotoScratch (UK), Camden Image Gallery (UK), BalKaniK Festival (RO), IN/OUT Transylvania Documentary Photo Festival (RO), PH21 Gallery (HG) , Float Photo (USA) , Romanian Photographer Saloon (RO), Revista Arte si Meserii (RO), Uncertain Magazine (RO), MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (USA) at Story of The day on Instagram, Culartes Magazine (RO), Aesthetica Magazine (UK).
Andreea is driven by the curiosity that lies between a real moment that unfolds before you're eyes and how you can freeze that moment in a photograph. She's drawn to engage in personal projects that she can relate to. She likes to know the person and try to make a deep connection with the person before photographing it.
From Aesthetica Magazine : 'Andreea Andrei is a Romanian visual artist working across portraiture, fashion and social documentary. Each image provides a complex, unnerving and, at times, intimate relationship between subject and photographer. They seek to be both personal and universal - close and far away. UK-based Andrei notes: 'I'm drawn to engage in personal projects that I can relate to.'