Associate professor Ph.D
His practice has at it's core the potential of art and game as emotional and social development environment. Games and theatrical game in particular provide a special frame for development and natural learning. He is interested in understanding how games contribute in shaping human society through artistic practice and by developing knowledge on their biological substrate through neuroscience, neuroaesthetics and experimental psychology tools.
Between 2016 to 2020 he was the director of CINETic research centre in digital interaction at UNATC IL Caragiale for four years, a research centre which he founded at UNATC IL Caragiale which he also founded (cinetic.arts.ro).
He works as a researcher in CINETic Centre in LDCAPEI lab dedicated to interdisciplinary research in psychology neuroscience theatre film and VR.
Alexandru Berceanu’s interest in neuroscience started in his PhD study where he worked on BCI interfaces in real time for detecting arousal changes of the spectators along other aspects of psychophysiology involved in theatre watching. Based on this interest he initiated in 2013 the Research Centre CINETic for interdisciplinary research at the National University for Theatre and Film where he was teaching directing for more than ten years. The CINETic centre was established through a grant for which Berceanu coordinated the grant proposals in 2013 for the POSCCE Grant Competition and later on worked as deputy director of the investment grant which was awarded (7.5 million Euros).
Alexandru published interdisciplinary results in several academic journals including Frontiers in Psychology Journal
Alexandru Berceanu is a director and cultural manager. He directed numerous theatre performances, VR experiences and series. His work was exhibited in national and international festivals and won national and international awards. He is a founding member of the dramAcum NGO. Starting from his interest for new playwriting and extending performance areas Alexandru Berceanu collaborated at interdisciplinary projects as Immersive and Subversive Installation 1958-1958, the graphic novel Mickey on Danube or VR experience Bucharest 41 and VR experience Touch
He curated several interactive art exhibitions like Distant Art
Organic Proxy at the National Museum for Contemporary Art Bucharest
Berceanu obtained his PhD in theatre at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj with the subject: Violence in Performativity Arts, From Hypnotic Power to Social Responsibilityconducted by professor Miruna Runcan. He subsequently published the book Breaking the punishment paradigm, a moving image of the representation of violence in theatre and media (Editura Universitară 2019).