Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

Stoyan Dechev’s Event Horizon, represented by Anca Poterașu Gallery at Frieze London, 2021

Stoyan Dechev’s Event Horizon, represented by Anca Poterașu Gallery at Frieze London, 2021

With a formidable selection of artists – from emerging to iconic – and a team of renowned independent curators from all over the world, Frieze London has returned to the English Gardens in The Regent's Park in London and will be opened until 31 October 2021. This edition addresses themes including geopolitical power structures,...

14/09 - 31/10/2021 @ Regent's Park
Ramon Sadîc and Mihai Dragolea: Driving Social Change Through Contemporary Art

Ramon Sadîc and Mihai Dragolea: Driving Social Change Through Contemporary Art

In a thought-provoking and powerful filmed conversation, visual artist Ramon Sadîc and filmmaker Mihai Dragolea are portraying the role of contemporary art to drive social change and address the uplift of the underprivileged. Using powerful imagery, artists can make us ponder on topics like social violence, women’s rights, climate...

16/08/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
Bogdan Mihai Radu's 'Eight Regained Moments': Exhibition & Painting Workshops for Children

Bogdan Mihai Radu's 'Eight Regained Moments': Exhibition & Painting Workshops for Children

Bogdan Mihai Radu’s show includes, for the first time, the large enthralling painting and floral installation "Yellow Flowers" which is on the short list for the Summer Exhibition organized at the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as seven other works. As an artist, Bogdan always perceived himself bridging his interior world with...

02 - 10/08/2021 @ RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square

Past Present: Artist Talk and Performance by Ioana Marinescu & Guests at Beaconsfield Gallery

Past Present is a series of spectacular performative actions conceived by artist Ioana Marinescu and guests during her three-week residency at the prestigious Beaconsfield Gallery, located in the heart of London. Ioana Marinescu’s artistic perspective is exploring modalities of bringing the archive to life through movement and...

19/05/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
Brâncuși Day at RCI London

Brâncuși Day at RCI London

RCI London is celebrating the most influential Romanian artist, sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, on his birthday - 19 February, with two homage events: a filmed tour of Brâncuși’s permanent collection hosted by the Museum of Art in the city of Craiova, his “second birthplace" as the artist himself once acknowledged,...

19/02/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel

Top 20 Great Masters of Romanian Art

A series of clips created by the ‘Art Society’ Cultural Centre Foundation for the Romanian Cultural Institute network, aimed at promoting important names of Romanian visual artists: Constantin Brâncuși, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ştefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza, Samuel Mützner, Theodor Aman, Theodor Pallady, Gheorghe...

18/12/2020 - 15/01/2021 @ online
Britain's Capital of the Romanian Blouse

Britain's Capital of the Romanian Blouse

Discover the full breadth of myths and ornaments, simplicity and beauty of the Romanian Blouse, in a series of events celebrating this object of universal admiration. On 24 June, the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and the Embassy of Romania in the UK are marking the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse with a programme of events...

24/06/2020 @ RCI London's facebook & youtube pages
British-Romanian Encounters on International Museum Day

British-Romanian Encounters on International Museum Day

Join us for a magnificent day out at your favourite British and Romanian museums in the company of renowned art authorities including Jill Cook of the British Museum, Lucy Bayley of the Tate Modern, Paula Popoiu of Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, Erwin Kessler of the Museum of Recent Art (MARe) Bucharest and curators Peter Harrap,...

18/05/2020 @ RCI London's facebook page
'The Need for Belonging?' Exhibition by Anca Stefanescu

'The Need for Belonging?' Exhibition by Anca Stefanescu

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is delighted to open the 2020 visual arts programme in its Brâncuși Gallery with "The Need for Belonging?" exhibition by Oxford-based Anca Stefanescu. Born in 1974, Anca Stefanescu began studying painting at the age of 12. Since then arts has always been her passion, and...

15/01 - 07/02/2020 @ Brâncuși Gallery, RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square
The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

Following his successful 2017 exhibition in Marseille, accomplished Romanian artist Radu Oreian arrives on Britain’s thriving art scene in two special events celebrating his first solo show in London, entitled 'Microscripts and Melted Matters'. Open at Fitzrovia’s Noho Studios in collaboration with Gallery Nosco, the show is...

27/09 - 06/10/2019 @ RCI London and Noho Studios
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