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

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
Romanians in Britain: A Chronicle of Joy

Romanians in Britain: A Chronicle of Joy

We invite you to discover photographer Inno Brezeanu, the tireless chronicler of the Romanian diaspora in Britain, and his passion: the life of the community away from home and against stereotype. For almost ten years, Inno has captured thousands of snapshots, documenting unforgettable events: weddings, concerts, football matches,...

09/12/2011 - 27/01/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square
Anca Benera reveals unseen London

Anca Benera reveals unseen London

Join us for the opening of Anca Benera's exhibition revealing London's lost rivers, latent social tensions and hidden codes of behaviour.  The works on display have been made during  the artist's joint residency at Camden Arts Centre and the Romanian Cultural Institute.  Benera’s work incorporates a range of...

30/11 - 04/12/2011 @ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Londra NW3 6DG
Artist Talk: Anca Benera

Artist Talk: Anca Benera

Our artist-in-residence Anca Benera will discuss the insidious energies of London and the progress on her new work at Camden Arts Centre. Benera’s work incorporates a range of media including video, performance and sculpture; her practice focuses on story telling, re-construction, performance and in particular, how these things can...

05/11/2011 @ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Londra NW3 6DG
Lia Perjovschi's first exhibition in Ireland

Lia Perjovschi's first exhibition in Ireland

Lia Perjovschi, one of Romania’s leading contemporary artists, opens her first exhibition in Ireland with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute London, as part of the TULCA Art Festival in Galway. For nearly twenty years, Lia has embarked on a project-as-an-institution, employing the recent history of art as material for...

04 - 20/11/2011 @ James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, University Road, Galway
Apparatus 22 @ The Glasgow School of Art

Apparatus 22 @ The Glasgow School of Art

The Romanian art collective Apparatus 22 will provide the first international presence in the Wednesday Night Open Forum Events at the Glasgow School of Art, with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute London. The group will present their last five years of projects, as add, liste noir, Rozalb de Mura and the shift they made to...

25 - 28/10/2011 @ The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ
Four Faces of Modernity: Bitzan, Maitec, Mitroi, Nicodim

Four Faces of Modernity: Bitzan, Maitec, Mitroi, Nicodim

Opening: Wednesday 19 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm Ion Bitzan, Ovidiu Maitec, Florin Mitroi and Ion Nicodim are four of Romania’s most celebrated artists for their original ideas and resourceful works that built up an artistic typology of the 1970 / 90s, during the turbulent years of the Communist regime. This major exhibition,...

19/10 - 17/11/2011 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square
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