Irina Botea Bucan (b. Ploiesti, Romania) has developed an artist-educator-researcher methodology that consistently questions dominant socio-political ideas and centralizes human agency as a vehicle for meaning . Performance, reenactment, simulated auditions, elements of direct cinema and cinéma vérité are combined in her artistic approach; negotiating and navigating the filmmaking process  wherein performers are equal participants.

Recent shows and screenings include: 55th Venice Biennale; International Film Festival Rotterdam; National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris; MNAC-National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev; Columbia University, City of New York.

Irina is currently teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursuing a PhD at Goldsmiths University in London.