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.

Romanian Photographer Oana Stoian Captures ‘Another Europe’

Romanian Photographer Oana Stoian Captures ‘Another Europe’

We are delighted to be part of EUNIC London’s ‘Another Europe’, an engaging open-air photographic exhibition reflecting on aspects of culture that are slowly disappearing. The project brings together 28 photographers from each EU member state, including Romanian Oana Stoian, who were commissioned to capture these aspects of...

12/07 - 09/08/2018 @ King’s Cross area – along King’s Boulevard and Pancras Square, London.

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Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Captured in the backdrops of Romania’s biggest musical event, George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the photographs of Cornel Brad offer a revealing depiction of the excitement, expectation and relief that make the life of the great musicians in those supercharged ”interludes” before and after tremendous stage...

03/03 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Brâncuși: The British Connection

Brâncuși: The British Connection

Constantin Brâncuși, the ground-breaking artist of modern sculpture, described in awe as “half god, half shepherd”, was born on 19 February 1876. On the very day of his birth, we revisit his legacy in the company of some of his most ardent British admirers. Guest speakers: Sanda Miller, Eric Shanes, Jonathan Vernon and...

19/02/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, London SW1X8PH
'Found.Lost.Found': Romanian Jewellery Design at the London Fashion Week 2016

'Found.Lost.Found': Romanian Jewellery Design at the London Fashion Week 2016

Breaking news - 21 February 2016: designer Otilia Mihalcea (Oval) has won the jury's Special Prize for Accessory Design at the International Fashion Showcase, a prize awarded for the first time in the IFS history due to Romania's highly appreciated showcase. Congratulations to Otilia and the entire team!   We are...

19/02 - 23/01/2016 @ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Romanians in Britain: The Poses of Ascent

Romanians in Britain: The Poses of Ascent

As the celebrations of Romania's Culture Day are getting closer, we invite you to discover Ion Paciu's revealing portraits of Romanians from all walks of life who, in the past years, have come to call London their home. The exhibition, entitled 'Revisiting Romania: Portraits from London',  opened in 2014 at the...

01/12/2015 - 29/01/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Snapshots of Transylvania: The Saxon Heritage

Snapshots of Transylvania: The Saxon Heritage

'Transylvania in Transition', an exhibition signed by photographer Simon Brown and made in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events dedicated to British artists and travellers who, throughout time, have revealed the amazing diversity and beauty of Romania through paintings,...

16 - 27/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Clare Inskip: A Visual Love Letter to Transylvania

Clare Inskip: A Visual Love Letter to Transylvania

We are delighted to present Clare Inskip’s “Transylvanian Landscape”, an exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings depicting the unique, unspoiled charm of Romanian rural universe, as well as remarkable sculptures representing the countryside life. The exhibition is complemented by a talk given by reputed botanist and...

03 - 06/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
The London Salon of Romanian Art

The London Salon of Romanian Art

Our newest permanent programme, 'The London Salon of Romanian Art', is showcasing some of the most original, adventurous, daring and blissful work produced by Romanian artists who have made London their home and inspiration for many years. Featuring Monica Madaş, Cristian Luchian, Ioana Pioaru, Vinicius Leş and Florin...

17/09 - 23/10/2015 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute in 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Palpable Sculpture: Paul Neagu at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Palpable Sculpture: Paul Neagu at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Visionary artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004), the greatest Romanian sculptor of the post-Brâncuși era who numbered among his disciples international stars like Anish Kapoor, is celebrated at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds with a major exhibition presenting over 120 works, from drawings to sculptures and from poetry to film.  This...

13/08 - 08/11/2015 @ Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH
The Secret Soul of Bronze: An evening with sculptor Virgil Scripcariu

The Secret Soul of Bronze: An evening with sculptor Virgil Scripcariu

Present at the Art15 Global Art Fair with a multimedia project documenting his idiosyncratic take on time, matter and the artistic profession, Virgil Scripcariu and his artistic practice are also celebrated in a special evening organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute together with the AnnArt Gallery of Bucharest. With introductory remarks...

22/05/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanian (Re)Discoveries at London’s Art15 Global Art Fair

Romanian (Re)Discoveries at London’s Art15 Global Art Fair

Romanian visual practices feature robustly at the  2015 edition of Art15 Global Art Fair, one of London’s most exciting art feasts. AnnArt Gallery in Bucharest is showcasing works by sculptor Virgil Scripcariu,  the daring carver of pertinent contemporary symbols, while the PostModernism Museum Bucharest examines the early works...

21 - 23/05/2015 @ Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road
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