THE LAST SUPPER, tempera on wood, 50x36 cm, 2003, Pisa-ITALY

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born on 19th of October 1967 in Bucharest.
I am Romanian orthodox and I live in Bucharest.
In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest ,the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (CONSTANTIN the GREAT and CHRISTIANITY) at professor LIGIA BARZU.).
In 1991 I graduated ART SCHOOL , PAINTING section with TITU DRAGUTESCU.
I painted sacred pictures from 1990.During the period 1992-1994 I was managership at COLEUS modern art gallery .I am member in PLASTIC BACKGROUND belong “FINE ARTS UNION(UAP) of Romanian Artists from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest.I am honor member in “SPAZIO D’ARTE-PROPOSTE CULTURALI” association,PISA,ITALY.

PERSONAL EXIBITIONS • Exibitions list :

Personal Exhibitions organizated by Romanian Artists Union:
2001, August-I had my first personal exhibition with icons on wood at ArTei Gallery Bucharest, organizated by Romanian Artists Union-UAP, curator ANA DOBJANSCHI, art historian.

2003, April-I had my second personal exhibition at the same gallery,Bucharest, organizated by Romanian Artists Union, curator VASILE BORILA, art historian .

2004, June/July-I have the third personal exhibition in Bucharest,at ArTei Gallery, organizated by Romanian Artists Union, named THE APOSTLES, curator COSTION NICOLESCU, theologian .
June/July 2007- I have the fourth personal exhibition in Bucharest, at Galateea Gallery organizated by UAP, named “THE MARTYRIZATION OF THE APOSTLES”.
December 2007/January 2008-personal exhibition at Silva gallery, Busteni, curators ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, art critic and MIHAI PRECUP from UAP.

Personal Exhibitions in Italy:

I was the Guest of honour, representing Romania, with icons on wood, during the 15th-30th of June, 2003 at Pisa, Italy, at Artestate 2003 - Miracoli d'arte Citta di Pisa, organizated by Spazio d'arte-Proposte Culturali Association, La Spina Art Gallery and Pisa Townhal, curator Federico Bellini.

6-27 October 2006- my personal exhibition named ”THE ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world”, at Cinema Theatre VITTORIA Art Gallery - my reference gallery in Italy from October 2006, Gramsci place no.2, organizated by mr. SILVANO FARLONI, my art manager in ITALY and townhall of Viadana (Mantova province), curator Luigi Meneghini.

Exhibitions in Romania:
I have exhibits at Romanian Peasant Museum, National Museum Cotroceni, European centre from Sinaia (Peles Castle), Astra Museum from Sibiu, Bran Castle, GOLD ART HILTON gallery, PONTICA Gallery, DALLES and HALELOR Gallery , COLEUS Gallery,another galleryes belong “FINE ARTS UNION from ROMANIA”.
1998-I was invited to exhibit icons on wood and painted eggs at Romanian Peasant Museum, at the annual Holiday Craft Fair.
2000, December and in 2001, december-I was invited at World Trade Plaza (Sofitel Hotel) with icons on wood at The 6th and The 7th Edition of Holiday Craft Fair, organized by ATA and United States` Embassy. 2002, November-I participated at The 8th Edition of Holiday Craft Fair, organized by ATA and Bucharest Grand Marriott Hotel.
September 2002,2003,2004,2005,2007, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011 -I participated at the Exhibition dedicated to Romanian Religious Painters, organizated by Romanian Peasant Museum.
2006-two group exhibitions in Bucharest with religious art, the first at TC Art Gallery in January and the second –named ANGELS AND SAINTS-in april, organizated by Arte e Arta foundation. .Group exhibition with sacred art at Senso Gallery in Bucharest from December 2006 till January 2007 organizated by Fildas Art.
2007-April,Group exhibition “Sacru”, Bucharest, organizated by Arte e Arta foundation.

Exhibitions Abroad:

1999, November-Exhibition in Italy, Pompei, at the Annual Mostra D`artigianato Religioso, art director arch. Giuseppe Petagna and participation at the Exhibition dedicated to Romania, Lausanne, Switzerland.
In 2000 I had exhibit at ”Itinerary Exhibition with icons” in Japan.
2002, September and October-I participated at two important exhibition at Pisa, Italy, organizated by “La Spina” Art Gallery, my reference gallery in Northern and Central Italy during the period 2002-2004.
I was honour guest,representing Romania with icons on wood in period 15-30 june 2003 at Pisa ,Italy ,at “ARTESTATE 2003-MIRACOLI D’ARTE CITTA DI PISA ”,organizated by “SPAZIO D’ARTE-PROPOSTE CULTURALI “ association,”LA SPINA ART GALLERY” and townhall of the city of PISA.
In the period 10-13 of December 2004 I was selected and I participated at Reggio-Emilia at “IMMAGINA 6”,art director Renzo Mezzacapo,stand n.C 53.

In july/august 2006 I have been selected and I participated at Premio TAORMINA, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”THE LAST SUPPER” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Corvaja Palace in Taormina and it’s published in the july/august 2006 number of Arte BOE review.

In December 2006 I have been selected and I participated at 2 Premio BOE Palermo, Sicily, Italy, where I received with my icon on wood”ST. LUKE WITH SCENES FROM HIS LIFE” Special Prize of the Critic”, my icon it was exposed at Il Tempio gallery from Palermo in february 2007.

5-11 September 2007 selected and invited to representing ROMANIA at 16th edition of international exhibition TIAF, Seoul, Republic of Korea,CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, curator Ms Bosuk Lee, president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association.

I was selected at the 2nd ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL , Patras-GREECE, curator Panagiotis Milt.Zervas ; during the period 2-9 May 2010, I participated at the 3rd International Symposium of painting where I painted the icon”ST.APOSTLE ANDREW”, tempera on wood, 30x20cm.

Selected by Internal Committee of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art to participate at the sixth, seventh and eighth edition of the exhibition, from the 1st to the 9th of December 2007 , 2009, 2011 in the historical Fortezza da Basso in Florence, ITALY.

Works in private collections in Romania and abroad: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Holland, Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, USA, Canada, Uruguay, New Zeeland and Japan.

Memorials and Fine Arts Critique: Ana Dobjanschi, Costion Nicolescu, Vasile Borila,Paul Dudea, Dragos Ciobanu, Horia Popp, Roxana Pasculescu Oratie, Mihai Precup, Aurel Manea (ROMANIA), Iolanda Pietrobelli, Giuseppe Pilu, Federico Bellini, Elisabeta Caporali, Luigi Meneghini, Sveva Battifoglia (ITALY).

Art dictionaries: year book”AVANGUARDIE ARTISTICHE 2008”, p.852, Palermo, ITALY; LE DELARGE, The Dictionary of modern and contemporary art, 2010, Paris, FRANCE.
picture library: The Deutsche Fotothek, Dresden, GERMANY.

Articles in branch magazines and press: Capital, Romania Libera, Cronica Romana, Ziua, Natiunea, Bucarest Matin, Nine O`clock, Sette Giorni, Bucharest Daily News ,Curierul National, Curentul,Lumina, Informatia Prahovei,Hubners who is who Personalities from Romania ,I edition 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010, Flacara review, Anticart Magazin,Magazin Istoric review, Yearbook of religious objects 2009, p.53, Monitor Lacasuri Ortodoxe review no.18, 22-28 May 2010, 2nd cover and page 31 (ROMANIA);
La Nazione, Il Tirreno, Il Fogliacio di Pisa, Portobello, Pisa Informazioni, La Provincia-quotidiano di Cremona , La Cittadella, and ARTE review, Milan, October 2002, April and July 2003, Arte BOE review , Palermo, july/august ,November/December 2006, January/February 2007, year book”AVANGUARDIE ARTISTICHE 2008”, p.852,Palermo;

Radio: Radio Romania Actualitati, Romania Cultural, Antena Bucurestilor, Radio Bucuresti, Radio Romania International, Radio Trinitas.

TV Channels: TVR Cultural, Tele 7 abc, TVRM, Realitatea TV, Senso TV, Pratech TV, Prima TV, Tele 50 Pisa.

News agencies:Basilica, Agerpres, Romanian Global News, Lacasuri Ortodoxe , Infonews, Asii Romani.

”La Spina” Art Gallery it was my reference gallery in Northern and Central Italy, Manager–Federico Bellini, during the period 2002-2004. Starting with september 2004 my reference gallery it was “Bellini Arte”, Cascina–Pisa, Art Director Federico Bellini. From October 2006 my reference gallery in ITALY it is Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte,Viadana-Mantova my ART Manager in ITALY it is mr. Silvano Farloni.My icons are exposed permanent in ITALY at Bellini Arte and CinemaTeatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte.


Phone 004021.3246187, cell. 004.0729.096198 in English


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