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

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
After the New Man: Photographic Exhibition by Dana Popa

After the New Man: Photographic Exhibition by Dana Popa

Opening: Thursday 26 April 6.30pm Fascinated with her homeland, photographer Dana Popa returns to Romania and looks at the generation born here just before or after the fall of the Communist regime. After the New Man is an intimate portrayal of a society that is slowly healing, of  youth and fleeting memories of a bygone era that still...

26/04 - 26/05/2012 @ Foto8, 1-5 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TH
Fairytale Images and Books

Fairytale Images and Books

Opening: Wednesday 18 April, 6.30 - 9.30pm Join us for celebrating Romania’s presence at the London Book Fair, with a special exhibition of book illustrations created by the Romanian Illustrators’ Club, which reaches its 7-year anniversary since they started to concoct  “images that tell stories” – as was...

18/04 - 18/05/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square
The Glory and the Limits of the Body: Bio-art Exhibition by Christian Paraschiv

The Glory and the Limits of the Body: Bio-art Exhibition by Christian Paraschiv

Opening: Thu 15 March, 6.30pm @ 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH 16 March-13 April, 10am-5pm With the London Olympics 2012 approaching fast, the human body – its performances and its limits – becomes the focus of reflection and debate this year. Christian Paraschiv, one of the most famous Romanian artists abroad, expresses his...

15/03 - 13/04/2012 @ 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Award-winning artist Mircea Cantor talks about his work

Award-winning artist Mircea Cantor talks about his work

Romanian artist Mircea Cantor, the winner of Marcel Duchamp Prize 2011, will discuss his work and practice at the Hepworth Wakefield, with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. The event is organised in collaboration with Pavilion Leeds, as part of a series of talks with three exceptional contemporary artists: Lucy Skaer,...

10/12/2011 @ The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
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