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

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
'Untamed Skin': Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2015

'Untamed Skin': Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2015

LATEST NEWS from the IFS 2015 awards ceremony: 'Untamed Skin', our entry for the competition, has brought Romania 3 AWARDS! Out of 27 exhibitions and 110 designers representing 27 countries from around the world, it has just been awarded the Special Mention for best exhibition, best emerging designer (Vika Tonu & Alex Nimurad) &...

20/02 - 20/03/2015
'Măiastra - The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse'

'Măiastra - The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse'

This year, we celebrate the National Culture Day together with Grigore Leșe, Romania's most beloved bard, who brought into light and works to keep alive some of the most impressive songs in our oldest musical repertoire. But the event also addresses another defining component of traditional...

15/01 - 16/02/2015
'The Man with the Stick' at Whitechapel Gallery

'The Man with the Stick' at Whitechapel Gallery

One of the most original and recognizable figures of the Paris cultural scene of the 70's and a leading representative of the international avant-garde movement, Andrei Cădere (1934-1978) joins the greatest names of Abstract art of the 20th century as part of Whitechapel’s 'Adventures of the Black Square', a hugely...

15/01 - 06/04/2015 @ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St., London E1 7QX
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