Attic Arts 2012 Winners

30/01 - 15/02/2012 @ Institutul Cultural Român Londra, 1 Belgrave Square

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Attic Arts 2012 residency programme: Bogdan Georgescu, Raluca Dună, Arcadie Rusu and Ştefan Rusu.

The winners have been selected from 37 valid applications, according to the following criteria, each marked with maximum five points:

- artistic quality relevant both for the ICR’s and British institutions’ standards;
- adherence to the ICR London programmes as well as to current approaches in the respective field in the UK;
- partnerships with UK individuals or organisations, with whom to develop the project;
- preparedness to present the project at the end of the residency or within, at most, one year of the residency completion, depending on the nature of the project;
- professional experience of the applicant;
- ability to communicate fluently in English.

The results of the evaluation process. (PDF)

Bogdan Georgescu is a theatre producer, director and playwright based in Bucharest. His most recent projects are tangaProject Radical Refresh – One performance. 3 playwrights. 3 directors – the new group, in collaboration with UNATC Bucharest; The Unwritten Theatre of Sant (documenting the oldest form of community theatre in Romania) and 1 performance. 3 short plays – follow up project of House of the People in the Maximum Security Prison of Craiova, presented in the National Festival of Theatre in Prison, Bucharest. During the residency, he will develop a new project in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency and University of Sussex.

Raluca Dună is a literary theorist and art historian, author of I, The Author. Authorial representations in literature and painting. From Antiquity to Renaissance, published by Tracus Arte, Bucharest, 2010. She is the recipient of the Prize for the Best Book of Literary Theory in Romania in 2010; the Prize of “Observator cultural” weekly magazine for debut, 2011; and a nominee for the debut book at the awards of The Writers’ Union from Romania, 2011. At the ICR London, she will work on a project on British self-portraits and their role in modeling a specific cultural identity.

Arcadie Rusu is a choreographer, director and contemporary dancer based in Bucharest. His most recent projects are Midsummer Night Dream at the Small Theatre, Bucharest; No Sleep (Nesomn) at the National Centre of Dance in Bucharest; and Crazy Stories in the City at the Small Theatre, Bucharest. He also took part in the “A-Corps” Dance Festival in Poitiers, France; the Contemporary Dance Festival in Prague; and Cultural Coverage Festival in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. During the Attic Arts residency, he will develop a project for the Big Dance Festival, in collaboration with English National Ballet.

Ştefan Rusu is a curator and artist based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, where he runs the centre for contemporary art KSAK. His latest curatorial project is Drifting Identity Station at the Zentrum Für Kunstprojekte in Vienna, 2011. He participated in diverse international exhibitions and conferences, among which A Complicate Relation, KALMAR Museum, Sweden; Short Cut Festival, Warsaw, Poland; and INVEST at Stroom Den Haag, The Netherlands. At the ICR London, he will develop a group exhibition featuring artists from Republic of Moldova and initiate collaborative platforms between UK and Moldovan artists. 

When: 2012.
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute London.