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 Against Gravity: Aurel Vlaicu, Flight Daredevil

Romanians Against Gravity: Aurel Vlaicu, Flight Daredevil

Join us in the celebration of one of the world’s most enigmatic and daring pioneers of flight, Aurel Vlaicu. A mechanical genius raised from humble origins to international fame and an aviator of reckless courage, Vlaicu was an important figure of the 20th century tremendous technological revolution that conquered gravity and put man...

13/10 - 02/12/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Heritage and Innovation: Romania at the London Festival of Architecture

Heritage and Innovation: Romania at the London Festival of Architecture

Our fourth participation at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), a citywide celebration of international built environment from over 40 countries, brings together the extraordinary creators of 120 years of Romanian architectural heritage and the heralds of contemporary cutting-edge practice and innovation.  Along with the...

07 - 28/06/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute & Royal Ear Hospital
The Shapes of Solitude

The Shapes of Solitude

Rising art star Bogdan Raţă is the Romanian artist featuring in the exhibition “Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States” at Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin, which marks Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The artist will exhibit the highly praised sculpture “Lonely” (2011) -...

01/05 - 01/06/2013 @ Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Marin Gherasim’s Heavenly Visions Open the New Series Romanian Contemporary Masters

Marin Gherasim’s Heavenly Visions Open the New Series Romanian Contemporary Masters

Private View in the presence of the artist The “Brancusi” Gallery of the Romanian Cultural Institute provides the scene for a new and exciting series of exhibitions dedicated to the most revered names of Romanian painting of today. Projecting a genuine visual history of Romanian art of the recent decades, the series, entitled...

30/04 - 06/06/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Fashion exhibition: The Rest Is Tomorrow

Fashion exhibition: The Rest Is Tomorrow

Part of the British Council and British Fashion Council's International Fashion Showcase at the London Fashion Week 2013 Precise and refined. Resplendent. Decadent. Subtle and minimalist or eccentric and cutting-edge… Just a few ways of describing Romanian fashion in 2013. Nevertheless, the designers brought together in the...

13 - 21/02/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute

"At One Time: The Legacy of GM Cantacuzino" extended until January 2013

We are delighted to announce that the exhibition period has been extended until 18 January next year due to popular demand. Please continue to visit us for a poignant dialogue through art between the legendary Romanian architect and writer George Matei Cantacuzino (1899-1960), and his British-born granddaughter Ilinca Cantacuzino, in an...

17/10/2012 - 18/01/2013 @ Institutul Cultural Român
‘News from the Island’ – solo exhibition Dan Perjovschi

‘News from the Island’ – solo exhibition Dan Perjovschi

Renowned artist Dan Perjovschi opens his first exhibition in Reykjavik, ‘News from the Island’, promoted by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Featuring new and recent works in a room installation at the Contemporary Art Museum, the exhibition comments on a variety of controversial topics such as the economic crisis,...

15/09/2012 - 06/01/2013 @ Reykjavik Art Museum
Making Memories Last: Romanian Olympic Legacy

Making Memories Last: Romanian Olympic Legacy

The Olympic Games are history, now the long-lasting legacy begins. To the joy of thousands of visitors, Romania's gifts to the people of London, unique open-air artworks created by talented artists for the Cultural Olympiad, have changed the landscape of the city forever. Paul Neagu’s first permanent sculpture in London,...

12/09/2012 - 01/01/2013 @ Various Parks in London
Permanent and temporary public artworks unveiled in London this July

Permanent and temporary public artworks unveiled in London this July

Get prepared for our new gifts to the people of London. Unique sculptures and installations will be unveiled starting on July 19 as part of the Romanian Cultural programme during the London 2012 Olympic Season. Paul Neagu’s “Edgerunner” is the first permanent sculpture by a Romanian artist to be installed in London. It...

19/07 - 09/09/2012 @ Parcuri şi grădini din Londra
Meet “the ROlympians”

Meet “the ROlympians”

Produced and curated by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, and designed by Arnold Estefan, the exhibition opens under the patronage of HE Dr Ion Jinga, the Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the presence of guest of honour Mr Ivan Patzaichin, multiple Olympic champion. Part of...

29/05 - 09/09/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square
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