Mirela Ivanciu's specialization is in contemporary photography and new alternative media (Laureate Diploma in Theory at Jan van Eyck Academy, the Netherlands and MFA in Fine Arts, Photography Department at SUNY at Buffalo, US). Her work addressed primarily issues such as impermanence and love, the relationship between the artworld and everyday life. She exhibited internationally- mainly in the Netherlands, US, China and UK). She has worked with a variety of techniques and media, the favorite one being site-specific work that involves light. She is currently enrolled into a PhD program at UNA with a research proposal on The Crossroads of Contemporary Art and Buddhism – Mindfulness in Everyday Life and the Problem of Selflessness.