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The numerous participants to the RCINY projects count artists from a variety of fields, curators, art managers or journalists. More details about each of them in the following pages.

Dan Acostioaei
Born: 1974, Iaşi, Romania. Selected exhibitions include 11th Bristol International Short Film Festival, Watershed Cinema 3, Bristol, U.K.; Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel; Bronx Museum, New York; Prague Biennale, Prague; Tate Modern, London; Play Gallery, Berlin; among others.

2006: Documenting the PERIFERIC BIENNIAL
2007: The Uncanny in Romanian Video Art

Gabriela Adameşteanu
Gabriela Adameşteanu is one of Romanian’s outstanding writers and political journalists. She is the recipient of numerous awards in Romania and internationally, including a 2002 Hellman Hammett Grant by Human Rights Watch and the Romanian Writer’s Union’s 1984 Annual Prize.

2010: Gabriela Adamesteanu in literary fest
2011: European Book Club session: Wasted Morning
Radu Afrim
Named best director in 2006 by UNITER, the Romanian theatre guild, for Vasili Sigariov’s Plasticine at “Toma Caragiu” Theatre in southern Romania, followed by the same award in 2007 for his production of Katalin Thuroczy’s joi.megaJoy at Odeon Theatre in Bucharest.

2007: New Waves in Romanian Theater
Arthur Balogh
Bas player with the National Radio Orchestra and teaching assistant of the Bucharest Music University, Arthur Balogh is currently one of the most active bassist on the Romanian jazz scene.

2007: The Romanian - American Jazz Suite
2008: The Romanian-American Jazz goes national
Lucian Ban
Originally from Transylvania, Romania, now residing in New York, Lucian Ban has been nominated as “Best European Jazz Musician” by the Hans Koller Foundation and the Austrian Culture Department in 2005 & 2006.

2007: The Romanian - American Jazz Suite
WAXING WEST by Saviana Stanescu
2008: The Romanian-American Jazz goes national
2009: European Jazz Improvisation
Carmen-Francesca Banciu
Carmen-Francesca Banciu was born in Lipova, Romania, and grew up as the daughter of a high-ranking Communist Party official. When she won the International Short Story Prize of the city of Arnsberg, Germany, in 1985, this achievement prompted a publication ban in Romania.

2008: Reading the revolution with C.F. Banciu
2010: Book Launch: Twenty Years After the Fall
Alexandru Bălănescu
Has built a reputation as one of the leading and most versatile musicians of our time. Through his work both as a virtuoso violinist and composer, he has managed to contribute to the development of a particular philosophy of new music, a music of the future, which bridges the gap between different fields; classical, folk, electronic, jazz and pop music.

2008: Ada Milea and Alexandru Balanescu in NYC
Laurenţiu Bănescu
Laurentiu Banescu  is one of the most appreciated new young actors in Bucharest. He is currently in 4 Bucharest productions – Vitamins by Vera Ion and Terrorism by The Preshniakov Brothers at the Small Theatre, New York [Fuckin’ City] and Bucharest Calling, both by Peca Ştefan at the MONDAY Theatre.

2006: Monday Theatre - Green Hours
2007: MONDAY Theatre at the NY Fringe
Anca Benera
Born 1977, lives and works in Bucharest; co-founder of COLLECTIVE BUILDERS P+4– center for visual introspection. Selected exhibitions include: Kunstforum Wien, Periferic5 Biennale Romania, Play gallery Berlin, Ernst Hilger gallery Wien, Bucharest Biennale of young artists, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, among others.

2007: The Uncanny in Romanian Video Art


Gabriela Boiangiu
Gabriela Boiangiu is a Romanian artist living and working in the UK since 1999. In her artwork she is exploring issues of identity by using everyday life events and objects in producing artwork.

2008: "Traces" opens in Sarasota, FL
Traces: Contemporary Romanian Art
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