Petru Lucaci

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Graduate with Merit Diploma of the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Fine Arts Institute of Bucharest, Painting Department, 1982; PhD in Visual Arts 2006; PhD Associate Professor at the Bucharest National University of Fine Arts, Painting Department.President of Bucharest Painting Branch of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania, from 2004 to 2007.
Vicepresident of the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, from 2007 to 2009.Acting President of the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, from 2010 to 2012. the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. President of the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, from 2012 to date. Acting President of the National Alliance of Creators Unions, 2011-2012. Director of “Art” Magazine, from 2010. Director of Victoria Art Center for Contemporary Cultural Production Bucharest.

Practiced artistic genres: painting, graphics, photography, object / installation, happenings and new media.

Exhibitions: 40 solo exhibitions and over 250 group and collective exhibitions at home and abroad (see website).

Personal Exhibitions: Black – based Cocktail, Art Museum Cluj-Napoca 2013; Chiaroscuro, Gallery Paul Amar Paris, France 2008; Noctumbres, Present Art Gallery, Paris, France 2000; Out of Surface, Art Museum, Bucharest 1995; Sortie de la surface, Gallery Espace Suisse, Strasbourg, France 1994; Counterpoint, Soros Center for Contemporary Art Bucharest, National Museum of Art of Romania 1994; Bandages on Wounds, Dalles Gallery, Bucharest 1993; Underground, Ettiene de Causans Gallery, Paris, France 1993; Confluance I, Jean-Yves Gallery, Chevilly, Avallon, France 1993; Cinetique Art, Cine-Video- Psy, Lorquin, France 1993; Out of Surface, Itäkeskus Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 1992; Genesis, Hellios Gallery, Timişoara 1989.

Group Exhibitions: The City seen by the 80′ s Generation Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, 2013; Body World II, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, 2012; Trans Realities, Oudin Espace Contemporaine Gallery, Paris, France, 2011; Art Embodied, Romanian Cultural Institute, London, England, 2011; Body under Surveillence, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania, 2011; The Abstract, Mogoşoaia Palace, Romania, 2011; Start / Departure, The Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, 2011; Body World, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania, 2011; Nude, “George Apostu” International Centre of Culture and Arts, Bacau, 2011; 4th Beijing International Art Biennial, Art Museum, Beijing China, 2010; Reflexions, Bispergaarden Gallery, Karlundborg, Denmark, 2010; Reflexions, Gammelgaard Gallery, Herlev, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010; Meeting Point, Oskar Kokoshka Museum, Pöchlarn, Austria, 2010; 8 ART +, Galati Art Museum, Romania 2009; Bibliophilie, Mediatheque, Auxerre, France, 2009; Bucharest-Budapest Bridge, Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest, 2008; Transparent Corps, EA Gallery, Bethonvilliers, France, 2009; Prose Sculpture 2, Gallery Alice & Co, Melbourne, Australia, 2008; 8art +, Arttis Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2007; Meeting Point, BIA, Slavonia Museum, Osieck, Croatia, 2008; Et nous serons collage, Book Salon Frauenfeld, Switzerland, 2008; Works from the MNAC collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, 2008; Meetingpoint, International Biennial of Arad, Arad Art Museum, 2007; 8art +, Cite International des Arts, Paris, France, 2007; Romanian Artist in Maastricht, JCI, European Conference Maastricht, Netherlands, 2007; Noctumbres, TEM Gallery, Goviller, France, 2006; Eleven, Museum of Art, Cluj, 2006; 8 +1, Art Museum Constanta, 2006; Aichi Expo 2005, Metropolitan Art Space Exhibition Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2005; “4+4” – Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest, 2003; Preview, ArtExpo ¾ floor Gallery, Bucharest, 2003; Art beat Art, Meta Gallery, Bucharest, 2001; Parallel Definitions, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest, 1997; The Experiment, ¾ Floor Gallery Bucharest, Cluj Napoca Art Museum, 1997; 28th Festival of Painting, Cagnes sur Mer France 1996; Young Artists from Eastern Europe, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1991; Romanesque Art Exhibition, Szombathely, Hungary, 1991.

Awards, Distinctions: Visual Arts Award  of the Ministry of Culture [8art +], 2007.
Prize for Painting, the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, 2006. Award for Excellence, the Visual Artists’Union of Romania [8art +] 2006. Order of Cultural Merit in the rank of Officer category C, decree No. 35/7-02-2004 given by the President of Romania, 2004. Youth Award, the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, 1990. Youth Prize for Painting the Visual Artists’Union of Romania, 1987.