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Alexandru Radvan

1977 Bucharest, Romania

6 Works exhibited

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Bucharest

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Alexandru Rădvan was born on 16th of May 1977 in Bucharest Romania. He graduates the National University of Arts in Bucharest, painting department, class of prof. Florin Mitroi. In 2012 he becomes doctor of philology at the Faculty of Letters, with the paper “Fantastic image made by plastic and literary means”. Currently, he is a professor at the National University of Arts Bucharest, Painting Department.

In the last decade, Alexandru Rădvan constantly exhibited in country and abroad, being a reference name for the Romanian contemporary art since 2000. His creation is based on an ample cycle of works – the series Imperator, Minotaur, Constantine the Great, Homage to Judas, Christ – who often makes references to myths and mythologies. The artist is preoccupied by the relationship between contemporary society has with myths, mythology and ancient religions. Is the contemporary man capable to deciphering and understanding ancient myths? Can he still relate to religion as our ancestors did?

Alexandru Rădvan’s works talk to the onlooker, challenge him both intellectually and emotionally. It is an art structured and designed on the idea of ​​forcing and query the limits. Or, Alexandru Rădvan stretches the limits of representation and establishes a direct dialogue with Constantine, Judas, Christ. The three series of works or three stages in the artist’s oeuvre highlight, from an artistic perspective, the rewriting of a new humanity. The artist’s concern is the human dimension of his characters: Constantine – the man, Judas – the man, Christ – the human being. Forcing and interrogating limits lies at the very heart of his art, one that does not invite mere contemplation but rather a sharp scrutiny of whatever subject is under discussion.  “I do believe images have a capacity to tell stories. I believe that painting is a living phenomenon, which cannot be approached with circumspection and attention, but rather totally, without any concern as to how one gets out of it.  Like a fight”, confessed Alexandru Rădvan.

His works are part of important public and private collections in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Israel, Germany, USA and Romania.

Alexandru Rădvan is represented by Anaid Art Gallery since 2005.

Studies:

2012: PhD University of Bucharest, Romania;

2002 to present: University lector at University of Art, Bucharest, Romania,  painting department;

2000 – 2001: Master at University of Art, Bucharest, Romania, painting department;

1996 – 2000: Bucharest University of Art, Bucharest, Romania;

 

Solo shows:

2018: “The Sculptor’s Studio”, Museum of Art Arad, Arad, Romania

2018: “ Monuments on the Move - missing heritage”, Braşov, Romania

2018: “ Monuments en mouvement – Barbare”, French Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania

2018: “Untouchable Love”, Anaid Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016: “Torrid Geometry”, Anaid Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany   

2016: “Tropical night”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2015:  “Pasolini romantic grave”, Art on Display, Bucharest, Romania

2013: “Epic”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2012: “Ulise”, Új Kriterion Galéria, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania;

2011: “The heart”, installation, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxemburg, curator, Didier Damiani;

2011: “Christ”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2009: "Wond'ring aloud", Anaid Art Gallery Bucharest, Romania;

2008: "Homage to Judas and the Crusaders", Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Henrichshütte Hattingen   (Bochum), Germany.

2008: "Zeus and Europe", Calina Gallery, Timisoara.

2007: “Memories of Constantine”, Anaid Art Gallery in collaboration with Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca.

2007: “Cancer”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2007: “Memories of Constantine”, Curtea Veche, Bucharest, Romania;

2006: “Sol Victus”, U.A.P. Gallery, Bistrita, Romania;

2006: “Sol Victus”, Matei Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2005: International Action Art Center / UNESCO, Athens, Piraeus, Greece.

2005: “Soma”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2005: “Taurobolii”, Palatele Brancovenesti Culture Centre, Bucharest, Romania;

2003: “Imperatores. Fragments”, H’Art Gallery/ UNA Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2003: “Drawings for Petronius”, Posibila Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2001: “Heros”, “Galeria” Gallery, Univerity of Art, Bucharest, Romania;

2001: “12 images told by Alexandru Radvan”, ArtJazz Club, Bucharest, Romania;

2000: “Anatomy of the landscape”, 35 Atelier, Bucharest, Romania;

1994: Happening at “Don Quijote” play by Mihail Bulgakov, Teatrul Mic, Bucharest, Romania;

 

Group shows:

2018: “At Different Angles”, MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

2018: “Declined Realities”, Ilfoveanu Cultural Foundation, Piteşti, Romania    

2018: “Apollo & Daphne”, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania    

2017:  “Possible Worlds”, Ilfoveanu Cultural Foundation, Piteşti, Romania  

2017: “Eyes Wide Shut”, Anaid Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany    

2017: “Life is What Happens to You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans”, ARCUB, Bucharest, Romania

2016: “Our history about others. A town seen thru four lens”, Scena 9 – BRD Cultural Space, Bucharest, Romania

2016: “Divine decadence”, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium

2015: “Bucharest Artistic Education and Romanian Art After 1950”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

2014:  “Enchanted Gardens”, Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest, Romania

2013: “AES Artists”  Florica Prevenda / Titi Ceară / Alexandru Rădvan, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania;

2012: “11+Painting”, Visual Art Centre, Bucharest, Romania;

2012: “UNARTE `012”, Art Museum Cluj – Napoca, Romania;

2011: “New figurative”, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania;

2011: "Fresh Drawings, 2006 -2010", LC Foundation – Contemporary Art Centre, Bucharest, Romania;

2011: "Thirteen", Visual Art Centre (House of Arts), Bucharest, Romania;

2010: ”Badly Happy”, Marina Abramovic Institute West ( The Performance Art Institute), San Francisco, USA.

2009: “Zoomania”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania;

2009: “October, remember, December”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2009: “Messiahs“, Modem, Debrecen, Hungary.

2008: “The Last Temptation”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2008: “7 parallel 7”, Etaj ¾ Gallery, National Theatre Bucharest, Romania/ MOYA, Vienna, Austria.

2007: “Delirium Tremens”, Anaid Art Gallery in collaboration with Ataş Gallery, Ataş Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2006: “Beauty and the Beast”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2005: “Lettres et livres”, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2005: “Figurativo Leggero” / Academia di Romania, Roma.

2005: International Art Biennale, Prague, Second Edition.

2005: “Bonjour Europe”, French Institute, Bucharest, Romania;

2005: “WORKS 5”, U.A.P. Art Gallery / Gallery Posibila. Bistrita, Romania;

2004: “Face to Face”, INTERart 2004, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania;

2004: “Period & Start Again”, Posibila Gallery, National Museum of Art, Timisoara, Romania;

2004: “Visiting Velasquez”, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania;

2004: “In Meninas Mirror”, National Museum of Art, Cluj, Romania;

2004: “Atterrissage”, ESCO Art Contemporain, Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris.

2003: “Simeza noastra”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2003: “The Forest in the Sleeping Beauty ”, Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2002: “Accente – Amprente”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2002: “Works 3”, deInterese Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2002: “Arte Divina”, Romanian National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania;

2002: “10 + 1”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2001: “Autorbooks”, “Curtea Veche”, Bucharest.

2001: “Romanian Neurotic Neorealism”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

2001: “Master”, Artexpo Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania;

2001: “Intimacy”, Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest, Romania;

1999: “Accente – Amprente”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;

1998: “Young artist from Romania”, “Taiex” Office, Bruxelles, Belgium.

1998: “Picasso’s Feast”, University of Art, Bucharest, Romania;

1998: “Portrait”, Culture Palace, Targu-Mures, Romania;

1995: “Fleu d’Eau”, Diplomatic Club, Bucharest, Romania;

1994: “Don Quijote”, “Cervantes” Institute, Bucharest, Romania;

 

Ruxandra Demetrescu, Diana Dochia, Roxana Rădvan, For Tomorrow. Investigating new materials in the works of Alexandru Rădvan, Archetype Publications, London, Great Britain, 2014

Awards and scholarships:

 

2007-2008: Theodor Aman scholarship, awarded by The Education, Research and Youth Ministry through National Centre for Scholarships;

2007: “Opera Prima” award in the frame of the Prometheus Awards 2007;

2002: Second Prize for painting at contest-exhibition “Accente şi Amprente”;

2001: “Alexandru Tzipoia” Foundation Award for the best exhibition of 2001 year;

1999: Study Grant of Romanian Cultural Institute and Humanistic Research, Venice, Italy;

Works by Alexandru Radvan

Order by

2018

120 x 210 x 2.5 cm

7500,00 €

2017

140 x 206 cm

8500,00 €

2018

140 x 210 cm

8500,00 €

2007

200 x 250 x 5 cm

9700,00 €

2003

600 x 200 x 5 cm

16000,00 €

2013

323 x 202 x 7 cm

12000,00 €

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