Constantin Rusu

Music. Aleksandr Skriabin - Sonata no. 2, op. 19; Jerome Gugu - piano-painting-constantin-rusu




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Constantin Rusu (b. 1987), holder of an M.A. degree from the National University of Arts in Bucharest is currently a PhD in the same university. Constantin has an intense artistic activity, with numerous participations in exhibitions, both in Romania and abroad.

In 2015, The Constantin Brâncuși Grant (The Romanian Cultural Institute) offered Constantin the perspective of an interdisciplinary development, inspired by the meetings and dialogue with colleagues in Paris. Until the present, Rusu has developed a series of works and performances that blend music and visual art. In parallel, he elaborated series of works that focus on the relation between shade and light, chaos and order, disturbance and peace – as key conceptual elements in his personal artistic creation.




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2009-2011, Bucharest National University of Arts, Painting Department, Master's Degree
2006-2009, Bucharest National University of Arts, Painting Department, Bachelor's Degree
2002-2006 "Nicolae Tonitza" High School of Fine Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2020-22 Visual arts teacher, Gheorghe Lazăr National College, Bucharest
2020-21 Visual arts teacher, ARC Metropolitan School, Bucharest
2020-21 Visual arts teacher, "Cuibul cu Barză" Art School no. 3, Bucharest
2013-14 Visual arts teacher at "Anna de Noailles" French High School, Bucharest
2012 joins the Romanian Union of Plastic Artists

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 - Habitat. Ray of Light, Cub Fluid, Bucharest
2021 - Ekphrasis. August Ruins, Helios Gallery, Timișoara
-Ekphrasis. Scriabin, performance, Bucharest
-Ekphrasis. Claire de lune, performance, Bucharest
2020 - Ekphrasis. Quasi una Fantasia, performance, Bucharest
-Ekphrasis. La Folia, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
2019 - Surface Expansions, Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia, Romania
-Ekphrasis. Visual Music, ETAJ artist-run space, Bucharest, Romania
2018 - Archeology, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
2017 - Ekphrasis - a synthesis of music and visual art, presentation of the project, Haroutiun Museum
Galentz, Erevan, Armenia
2016 - Directions. Sense, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Constantin Rusu Open Workshop, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2012 - Calderon Cultural Centre, Bucharest
-artZoom Constantin Rusu, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 - Superheroes/Antiheroes Trends in Romanian contemporary art, Art Safari,
Dacia-Romania Palace, Bucharest
-TAA2021collective, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Celebration of Putna - 150, Iacob Putneanul Cultural Centre, Putna
-A4, Bucharest National University of Arts
2020 - Indoor Laboratory, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-Group 53, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
2019 - Indoor Laboratory, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-GPS, Post-System Geometry in Romanian Art Today, MARe / Recent Art Museum,
Bucharest
-Romanian (Sub)Strate, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
-Heterogeneous, Ephemeral Art Gallery, Bucharest
-Art at EP, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
2018 - Artistic romances and genealogies, UNA Gallery, Bucharest
-Urban Steps, NMCA (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Bucharest
-National Salon of Contemporary Art - Centenary 2018, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest
-Group 47, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-Kakotopia, ETAJ artist run space, Bucharest
-National Painting Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-Mystic Nothing, ETAJ artist run space, Bucharest
-A4, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-P #zero, Atelier 35, Bucharest
-Bucharest Artists, Constanța Museum of Art, Constanța, Romania
-Bibliophile and Object Book Biennial, National Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest
-Winter Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
2017 - WinterArt, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-International Drawing Biennial, Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia
-Award Winners, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-PAN Award Winners' Exhibition (Romanian Union of Plastic Artists), Art Gallery, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
-Young Artists' Annual, Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia
-A theophany in stone and spirit, National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest
-International Painting Biennial, Moldova National Art Museum, Chișinău, Moldova
-National Painting Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-The Unrejected Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
2016 - Winter Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-National Painting Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
-IBE, International Biennial of Engraving, Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia
-A4, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-Drawing 1, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
2015 - Gernik XI, Pygmalion Gallery, Timișoara, Romania
-Interwar Dobrogea - The Secret Light of Dobrogea from Sulina to Balchik, Constanța Art Museum, Constanța
-THREE, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-A l’ecole de l’Art (Art School), foyer of the French Institute of Romania in Bucharest
-Entropic erosion: human cityscapes, Carol 53, Bucharest
-Winter Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
2014 - National Painting Salon, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
-"Gheorghe Petrașcu" Biennial, National Museum Complex "Curtea Domnească", Târgoviște, Romania
-"Ion Andreescu" Biennial, "Ion Andreescu" Art Galleries, Buzău, Romania
-IBE, International Biennial of Engraving, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-TAA2014, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Arts, Order of Architects of Romania, Bucharest
-HandsOnArts (part of project "A l’ecole de l’Art"), AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
2013 - Winter Salon, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest
-Festival a-part (international festival of contemporary art in Alpilles Provence) - section "Cadrages et decadrages de tous nos sens", exhibition in Jardins de Payan, Tarascon, France
-HandsOnArts, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Project in Progress - Saint, Art Hub, Bucharest
2012 - Winter Salon, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest
-Drawing, Victoria Art Centre, Bucharest
-Arts, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
-Summer artZoom, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Banner Exhibition at meeting Buffalo TAG 2012, Buffalo University,
State of New York, United States of America
-Bucharest Small Salon, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-"Am I my brother's keeper?", Bastion Gallery, Timișoara
2011 - Plan booklet, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Winter Salon, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest
-EBiennials on the White Wall, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest
-Arts in Bucharest, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-EBiennials, Palace Hall, Bucharest
-Contempora, Palace Hall, Bucharest
-Exhibition organized by the departments of Sculpture and Painting of the Bucharest National University of Arts, "Constantin Brâncuși" Hall, Bucharest
-Exhibition organized by the Painting Department of the Bucharest National University of Arts, "George Enescu" University of Arts, Iași, Romania
-Winter Salon, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest
-National Salon of Decorative Art, Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest
-Arts in Bucharest, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
-Art Embodiment, Constanța Art Museum, Constanța
-Exhibition organized by the Painting Department of the Bucharest National University of Arts, West University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Timișoara
-Corporealities, Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest
2009 - Annual Fine Art Salon, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest
2010 - "Thou shalt not kill", Timco Gallery, Timișoara

- Șelari 13 Biennial, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
-Atelier 35, Bucharest
2008 •Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
2006 -"Rembrandt - My contemporary", UNA Gallery (exhibition space of the Bucharest National University of
Arts), Bucharest
AWARDS
2021 -IIIrd place, awarded by Putna Monastery in the framework of the Plastic Creation Competition,
Celebration of Putna - 150
2019 - Youth Award, awarded by UPA (Romanian Union of Plastic Artists)
2017 - Ion Atanasiu Delamare Award, awarded by UPA
2014 - Painting Award, awarded by UPA Painting Branch Bucharest, National Painting Salon,
Simeza Gallery
- UPA Award, IBE, International Biennial of Engraving
2012 -AnnArt Award
2011 -nominated for UPA Award for Painting, Arts in Bucharest
2006 -First prize at the graffiti contest in Sfântu Gheorghe - Brașov, Romania
SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
2018 -Shortlisted for Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Paris
2017 -Artistic residency, Haytayan Art Corner, Erevan, Armenia
2015 -"Constantin Brâncuși" scholarship offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute, residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2008 -Erasmus scholarship, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy

ART FESTIVALS
2021 -Celebration of Putna - 150, Putna Monastery, Putna
2013 -Festival a-part, Alpilles, France
CREATIVE SYMPOSIUMS
2015 -Gernik International Creative Camp, Gârnic, Romania
-"Pontul Euxin" Painting camp, Interwar Dobrogea - The Secret Light of Dobrogea from Sulina to Balchik, Constanța, Romania
2012 -International painting camp, George Enescu National Museum,
Dumitru and Alice Rosetti-Tescanu-George Enescu Section, Tescani, Romania
-GrowArt Camp, Sfântu Gheorghe (Danube Delta), Romania

CULTURAL PROJECTS
2021 - Clarinet
2020 - Ekphrasis Season
2015 - educational and artistic project "A l’ecole de l’Art" (Art school), developed by Anna de Noailles French High School in Bucharest and School No. 136, in partnership with the French Institute of Romania in Bucharest and the Romanian National Museum of Art - project and workshop coordinator
2014 - project "A l’ecole de l’Art", developed by Anna de Noailles French High School in Bucharest in partnership with AnnArt Gallery - workshop coordinator
2013 - project "A l’ecole de l’Art", developed by Anna de Noailles French High School in Bucharest in partnership with AnnArt Gallery - workshop coordinator
2012 -"Graffiti and Social Response" conference at the Buffalo TAG 2012 meeting, Buffalo University , Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York State, USA, participant with the presentation "Romanian Graffiti: Socialization through Style"
2008 - Ceramics workshop, Castellon and Madrid, Spain

He has works in private collections in Romania, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Armenia, Sweden, United States of America.

Constantin Rusu
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