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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 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. I paint in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. During the period 1992-1994 I was art director at COLEUS modern art gallery .
I am member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from 9th of April 2016, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest.
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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 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. I paint in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. During the period 1992-1994 I was art director at COLEUS modern art gallery .
I am member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from 9th of April 2016, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest.
From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union.
From 2014 I am member VISARTA(from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society.
I have 4th Personal Exhibitions with sacred art organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union in Bucharest (2001,2003,2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery) and another at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008). I have also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I participated at many group/collective exhibitions in Romania and around the world.
I won some prizes in Italy(Taormina, Palermo) and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy(Pompeii, Pisa, Turin, Milano, Reggio Emilia, Bari, Viadana, Mantua), but also in France, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland.
”La Spina” Art Gallery it was my reference gallery in Northern and Central Italy, Manager–Federico Bellini. Starting with September 2004 my reference gallery it was “Bellini Arte”, Cascina–Pisa, Art Director Federico Bellini. From October 2006 to 2009 my reference gallery in ITALY it was Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte, Viadana-Mantua , my ART Manager in ITALY it was during the period 2004-2013(R.I.P.) Mr. SILVANO FARLONI.
From May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper .. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor at Culture at the Intell News: Global news, press and event analysis. Read less

Gheorghiu Claudiu Victor

Peru International Art Festival ICAA 2018


Peru International Art Festival ICAA 2018: 20-28 of September 2018, at Trujillo and Lima.
Romania had two representatives at the International Scientific Symposium (see our name near the Romanian flag) at the Peru International Art Festival ICAA 2018 : the poet Florin Dan Prodan and the visual artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu. My presentation at the international academic art seminar was: ” The Icons, sacred images in the contemporary world”, presented on September 26, at the Cultural Centre “Ricardo Palma”, Lima(Miraflores).
In the photo: the artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, representing Romania : recognition at Peru International Art Festival ICAA 2018.


National Painting Salon 2018


During the period September 20- October 3, 2018, the Center for Visual Arts on 16 Biserica Enei Street (Caminul Artei gallery from Bucharest) host the 5th edition of The National Painting Salon exhibition, under the patronage of the Romanian Visual Artists ’Union of Romania and Painting Department from Bucharest.
The Center for Visual Arts(Caminul Artei gallery from Bucharest) hosting now the vast exhibition of the entire Salon, with 149 works of over a 149 active contemporary painters, under the supervision of the curatorial team coordinated by Irina Florescu and Teodora Chinschi.
I participate at the exhibition with one selected art works, Parchment : The Last Supper, tempera, ink and golden foil on paper, 90 x 31 cm, 2018


The group exhibition " Reverberations", Luceafărul Art Gallery, Bucharest


" Reverberations": this is the title of the group exhibition that brings together works of painting and graphics signed by the Romanian artists Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Mircea Nechita, Irina Sava and Eduard Stoenică, inaugurated at the Luceafărul Art Gallery in Bucharest. All the artists are members in Romanian Visual Artists ’Union of Romania, three of them in Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania and one in the Branch of Graphic from Bucharest of UAP from Romania.
The exhibition from Bucharest was open to the public between July 8 - August 4, 2018. "Luceafărul " Art Gallery belongs to the Cultural Center "Mihai Eminescu", a public cultural institution, subordinated to the Local Council of the District 2 City Hall, Bucharest.
At the open ceremony from 9th of July 2018 spoke the well-known art critic and art historian Luiza Barcan.


The 24th Seoul International Art Festival 2017, Republic of Korea: Chosunilbo Museum


The 24th Seoul International Art Festival SIAF 2017 is themed “Peace & Love” this year and held at the Chosunilbo Museum from Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 6th to 12th of December 2017. The event was hosted and organized by the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA), and managed by the International Creative Artists Association (ICAA) from Republic of Korea. The international art exhibition, SIAF 2017, included different pieces of paintings, sculptures, graphics, ceramics, installations from about 135 artists representing 46 countries, from 6 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The curator of the event was Ms. Bosuk Lee, chairwoman of the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA) and president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association(ICAA), as well as a well- known Korean artist. During the festival was also the international academic art seminar 2017 “Antiwar”, at the Induk University(Woonbong Hall) from Seoul.
Like as said, the event of open ceremony took place at the 6th of December 2017, Chosunilbo Museum, 33, Gil 21, Sejongdae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea and 46 countries were represented by their artists; among them from Europe were 15 European Union member states (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden) and another 6 European countries. The annual event introduces world cultural to the Korean audience, with the participation of some foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul : were there the ambassadors from Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, as well as Embassy’s cultural affairs from Egypt and Embassy’s Chief of Mission from Latvia and Romania.
I was very glad to meet at the opening Mr. Costin-Adrian Ionescu, Diplomatic Counsellor – Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Korea, it was a really pleasure both of us.
I was proud to be again in Seoul, after 10 years, when I participated in September 2007 at the 16th edition. I was selected and invited to representing Romania also at the 24th edition of the international exhibition SIAF 2017. The participation of the artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu at the XXIVth edition of the International Art Festival-SIAF was sponsored by the program “Catena pentru artă (Catena for art)”, my presentation flyer in English was supported by the Romană Art Gallery from Bucharest. Thank you very much!


The AFAPRR 2014 Autumn EXHIBITION "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube".


I participate with 2 Parchments or ROTULUS:

1)Iconographer Prayer to the Our Lady MOTHER of GOD , from the book of the Byzantine painting(Erminia) , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm;

2)The sticherons from the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the celebration of the victory of the icons against the Iconoclasm , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm,

at the Autumn Exhibition of Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration- AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union :"Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube" Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union, in partnership with the National Library of Romania and the National Museum of Maps and Old Books is pleased to announce that, on the cymas of the National Library of Romania, is held the AFAPRR Autumn EXHIBITION "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube". Special guests are the artists and the restorers with the origins at the South of the Danube. The exhibition is housed in the chambers Papyrus, Scriptorium and Parchment, on the ground floor of the National Library. The exhibition is held at The National Library of Romania in Bucharest, from the 31st of October until the 14th of November 2014 . Open ceremony: the 31st of October, at 15:00 pm. At the open ceremony spoke art critic CORNELIU ANTIM, the Honorary President of Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration.


Closing ceremony at Autumn Exhibition of AFAPRR "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube"


EN: On the cymas of the National Library of Romania was held the AFAPRR Autumn EXHIBITION "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube", from the 31st of October until the 14th of November 2014 .

The exhibition was organized by Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union, in partnership with the National Library of Romania and the National Museum of Maps and Old Books.

AFAPRR Autumn EXHIBITION "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube" will be closed Friday, on the 14th of November 2014. Please join us for a closing ceremony, at 3,00 pm.




Additional Contact Information:

National Library of Romania: Bucharest, Bd.Unirii no.22, sector 3

https://afaprr.ro/


PS. I participated with 2 Parchments:
1) Iconographer Prayer to the Our Lady MOTHER of GOD , from the book of the Byzantine painting(Erminia) , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm;
2) The sticherons from the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the celebration of the victory of the icons against the Iconoclasm , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm


The Group Exhibition on Signs of the Zodiac "L'Oroscopo DICE CHE ... ", 2014, at Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo from Casamassima, provincia di Bari, Italy


The Group Exhibition on Signs of the Zodiac "L'Oroscopo DICE CHE ... ", 25 September- 14 October 2014, at Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo from Casamassima, Piazza Aldo Moro 35, provincia di Bari, Italy;
I was selected for the first time in my artistic activity with an artwork without religious themes, respective with my sign of zodiac "LIBRA", tempera on cardboard 30x21 cm , which is exhibited alongside other selected artworks .

"The Zeta = art Zodiac.
CulturaESpettacolo
At the Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo di Casamassima and precisely at the Center "Club delle Idee", Piazza Aldo Moro is in place until 14 October 2014, an exhibition on the signs of the Zodiac, an idea inspired by many works of art that artists over the years have produced concerning the signs of the zodiac.
In this form of artistic culture, present since the VI century b.c. can be found signs of the big Z = separate names: Zodiac Are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Arciteneus, Carper, Anphora, Pisces.
The (Z) Representing in the sixth. century BC was circular and according to some sources, dates back to Anaximander, with twelve pictures, appears already in the 3rd century BC, already known to Calippo and also known in the 2nd century BC by Hipparchus.
The artistic vein is not a peculiarity of this or that zodiac sign, but all combine each to its own nature, to play a unique role, the staff.
The Italian and foreign artists who took part in this particular view, have expressed, in the works, their artistic value and personal talent in coin in small format works of unquestionable value.
Water signs, they have more imagination, those of Earth more rationality, to limit the imagination across the border of believable (and madness), this interest in art depends on how, in "Christmas Theme" are harmonized the various points contained in it.
Artistic trends, as well as the remarkable creativity, imagination, dexterity, are talents, that they cannot express by zodiac sign, but from a set of circumstances and chained elements harmoniously with each other and that can give results speak volumes of this type.
The artists, who have ventured into this area, are twelve: (Aries) Silvia-Melcane (Toro) Marisa Mola-(twins) Cesare Garutti-(cancer) Roberta Scale-(LEO) Laura Moscow-(Virgin) Olimpia Mannino-(Libra) Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu-(Scorpio) Nikolinka Nikolova-(Sagittarius) Giorgio Baldoni-(Capricorn) Domenico Severino-(Aquarium) Flavia Canè,-(fish) Serena Rossi – (zodiac) Azio Speziga. "
source: Posted To tgyou24.it by Anna Sciacovelli


The 3rd symposium of painting during the period 2 - 9 May 2010 in the Festival of Arts and Sciences, the second edition, Patras, Greece


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.

CULTURAL EVENTS: The 3rd symposium of painting during the period 2 - 9 May 2010 in the Festival of Arts and Sciences, the second edition, Patras, Greece

Between 2 to 9 May 2010, in Patras, Greece held the Third Symposium of Painting in the Art and Science Festival, second edition, Patras, Greece. The festival is organized by Art Zervas Productions International, co-organizers are the University of Patras, Patras University Science Committee and the International Committee of Scientific and Artistic "ISAC”. For this symposium were selected to participate artists from 16 countries. I participated together with another 11 colleagues Romanian Artists , representing our country ROMANIA at this International Festival.


The 16th edition of the international Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea,CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, 2007


5-11 September 2007: I was selected and invited to representing ROMANIA (together with Corneliu Ionescu) at the 16th edition of international Festival SIAF, Seoul, Republic of Korea, CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, curator Ms Bosuk Lee, president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association.


“IMMAGINA 6”,10- 13 December 2004, Reggio Emilia, ITALY


The artist CLAUDIU VICTOR GHEORGHIU to the art salon IMMAGINA 6, Reggio-Emilia, Italy, 2004; I was selected by the Internal Committee and art director Renzo Mezzacapo to representing my country ROMANIA and I participated in the period 10-13 of December 2004 at Reggio-Emilia at “IMMAGINA 6”,art director Renzo Mezzacapo,stand n.C 53(references :IMMAGINA 6 ARTE Moderna e Contemporanea in Fiera, page 341, edited by Felici Editore srl).


Personal Exhibitions in Italy: The 2nd personal exhibition, VIADANA(Mantova), 2006


EN: 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 to October 2009, organized by mr. SILVANO FARLONI(1950-2013), my art manager in ITALY and townhall of Viadana (Mantova province), curator Luigi Meneghini.

FR: 6-27Octobre 2006-exposition personnelle “ICONE, l’immagine sacra nella contemporaneita”pres de la Cinema Teatro VITTORIA galleria d’arte, Viadana-Mantoue, Italie, curateur Luigi Meneghini et organisateur SILVANO FARLONI(1950-2013).

IT: 6-27 Ottobre 2006 :mostra personale “ICONE l’immagine sacra nella contemporaneita”, organizatto al Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte , Piazza Gramsci 2, Viadana (provincia di Mantova), Italia, curatore:LUIGI MENEGHINI. La mia galleria di riferimento nell'ITALIA è dall’ottobre 2006 al ottobre 2009 Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte , Piazza Gramsci 2, Viadana (provincia di Mantova) e Il mio impresario nell'ITALIA essere sig.SILVANO FARLONI(1950-2013), organizattore anche di mia personale a Viadana.

RO: 6-27 Octombrie 2006- expozitia personala intitulata „ICOANELE, imagini sacre in lumea contemporana” la Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte, Piazza Gramsci 2, Viadana (Mantova), curator LUIGI MENEGHINI, organizatori Silvano Farloni (1950-2013) si primaria din Viadana.


Personal Exhibitions in Italy: The 1st personal exhibition, PISA, 2003


EN: I was the Guest of honor, 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, organized by Spazio d'arte-Proposte Culturali Association, La Spina Art Gallery and Pisa Townhall, curator Federico Bellini and Elisabeta Caporali .

FR: exposition personnelle en Pise, Italie, organisse par “La Spina Art Gallery”, ma galerie de reference dans l’ Italie 2002-2004; directeur artistique et organisateur Federico Bellini, curateur Elisabeta Caporali en 2003.

IT: 15-30 giugno 2003 – invito d’onore, rapresenterà la ROMANIA a “ARTESTATE 2003/MIRACOLI D’ARTE – Citta di Pisa 2003”, organizato dall’associazione “SPAZIO D’ARTE – PROPOSTE CULTURALI” e “LA SPINA ART GALLERY”, con il patrocino del Comune di PISA, , curatori :Federico Bellini e Elisabeta Caporali .

RO: 15 - 30 iunie 2003 - Invitat de onoare la Pisa, reprezentand Romania la Artestate 2003 - Miracoli d'arte Citta di PisA, manifestare organizata de Galeria La Spina si Asociatia Spazio d'arte - Proposte culturali, cu inaltul patronaj al Primariei din Pisa, curator ELISABETA CAPORALI, critic de arta si directorul artistic al galeriei La Spina, FEDERICO BELLINI.


The 4th PERSONAL EXHIBITION, 2007, organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union


EN: June/July 2007- I have the fourth personal exhibition in Bucharest, at Galateea Gallery organized by UAP, named “THE MARTYRIZATION OF THE APOSTLES” continue with:
December 2007/January 2008-personal exhibition at Silva gallery, Busteni, curators ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, art critic and MIHAI PRECUP from UAP.

FR: Juin/Juillet 2007-la quatrieme personnelle en Bucarest, intitule “Le Martyre des Apotres”,pres de la galerie Galateea, organisse par L’union des Artistes Plasticiens de Roumanie, continuer avec:

Décembre 2007/janvier 2008-exposition personnelle à la galerie Silva, Busteni, curateurs ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, critique d'art et Mihai Precup de UAP.


IT: 28 giugno -11 luglio 2007-il quatro mostra personale intitolata IL MARTIRIO DEGLI APOSTOLI ‘ organizato dall’Unione degli Artisti Romeni a Galleria Galateea di Bucarest, continuare con:

21 dicembre 2007-24 gennaio 2008 mostra personale IL MARTIRIO DEGLI APOSTOLI presso nell’galleria d’arte Silva, Busteni, curatori MIHAI PRECUP , relatore a Unione degli Artisti Romeni e ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, critico d’arte e giornalista a Radio Romania Cultural.

RO: Expozitii organizate de Uniunea Artistilor Plastici din Romania:
28 iunie-11 iulie 2007-a patra expozitie personala cu arta religioasa, intitulata PATIMILE APOSTOLILOR, organizata de UNIUNEA ARTISTILOR PLASTICI din ROMANIA la galeria Galateea.Lucrarile expuse au fost prezentate si pe simezele Muzeului CHOSUNILBO,SEUL, COREEA DE SUD-septembrie 2007, curator BOSUK LEE, la a XVI-a editie a Festivalului international de arta; la editia a V-a din 2007 a expozitiei consacrata de catre Muzeul Taranului Roman "Mesterilor iconari si cruceri" si pe simezele galeriei SILVA,Busteni,decembrie 2007-ianuarie 2008, curatori ROXANA PASCULESCU ORATIE, critic de arta si jurnalist la Radio Romania Cultural si MIHAI PRECUP, sef serviciu expozitii UAP din ROMANIA.


PRESA RO 13-Artinfonews, 11.10.2014, Infoagenda Published on October 11th, 2014 | by Marius Tita


Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu participă la expoziția “L’OROSCOPO DICE CHE…”

Artistul Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu participă la expoziția “L’OROSCOPO DICE CHE…” ce se desfășoară la Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo din Casamassima, provincia Bari din Italia în perioada 25 septembrie – 14 octombrie 2014. Expoziția este formată din 12 imagini, câte una pentru fiecare zodie. Artistul român a câștigat competiția pentru zodia Balanței, în care, de altfel, s-a născut. Selecția a fost realizată de un juriu condus de Marisa Mola, directorul artistic al galeriei Vernissage din Bari. Realizator, mai ales, de pictură religioasă, Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu abordează pentru prima dată un subiect din afara acestui domeniu, păstrându-și, însă, maniera de abordare care l-a impus.
Astfel, la expoziția “L’OROSCOPO DICE CHE…” mai participă, alături de Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Giorgio Baldoni, Flavia Cane’, Cesare Garuti, Olimpia Mannino, Silvia Melcarne, Francesca Mele, Marisa Mola, Laura Mosca, Nikolinka Nikolova, Serena Rossi, Roberto Scala, Domenico Severino și Azio Speziga.


The 3rd PERSONAL EXHIBITION, 2004, organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union


EN: 2004, June/July-I have the third personal exhibition in Bucharest, at ArTei Gallery, organized by Romanian Artists Union, named THE APOSTLES, curator COSTION NICOLESCU, theologian .

FR: Juin/Juillet 2004-la troisieme personnelle en Bucarest, intitule “Les Apotres”,pres de la galerie ArTei, organisse par L’union des Artistes Plasticiens de Roumanie, curateur COSTION NICOLESCU, théologien.

IT: 16 giugno-15 luglio 2004-la terza mostra personale intitolata « GLI APOSTOLI » organizato dall’Unione degli Artisti Romeni alla Galleria ArTei di Bucarest, curatore: COSTION NICOLESCU, teologo ed critico d’arte.

RO: Expozitii organizate de Uniunea Artistilor Plastici din Romania:
16 iunie - 6 iulie 2004, prelungita pana pe 15 iulie - A treia expozitie personala organizata de UAP la Galeria ArTei, intitulata Apostolii, curator COSTION NICOLESCU, teolog si muzeograf principal la Muzeul Taranului Roman Bucuresti.


Casamassima, mostra collettiva internazionale “L'oroscopo dice che...”, domenica 5 ottobre 2014


GIORNALE di PUGLIA

domenica 5 ottobre 2014
Casamassima, mostra collettiva internazionale “L'oroscopo dice che...”

BARI - Mostra collettiva internazionale “L'oroscopo dice che...”((progetto Galleria Vernissage, BARI), ospitata dal Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo di Casamassima, Piazza Aldo Moro 35,in provincia di Bari, continuerà fino al 14 Ottobre 2014 in quanto sta suscitando notevole interesse e curiosità(Periodo iniziale è deciso dagli organizzatori dal 25 al 30 settembre 2014).In mostra opere di ARTISTI SELEZIONATI: Giorgio BALDONI, Flavia CANE', Cesare GARUTI, Claudiu Victor GHEORGHIU, Olimpia MANNINO, Silvia MELCARNE, Francesca MELE, Marisa MOLA, Laura MOSCA, Nikolinka NIKOLOVA, Serena ROSSI, Roberto SCALA, Domenico SEVERINO, Azio SPEZIGA.

Essere una alta classe di eventi culturali organizzati da Associazione culturale "CLUB delle iDEE", così come e per la pubblicazione dell' prestigioso Annuario di arte moderna e contemporanea " CALENDA 2014 ", progetto creativo, ideazione grafica, cura Prof.ssa e Artista MARISA MOLA, Presidente L’Associazione culturale “CLUB delle iDEE” e il direttore artistico della galleria Vernissage di Bari .Gli artisti selezionati sono per lo più da Italia, Nikolinka Nikolova, bulgara per nascita, italiana per scelta e l’artista romeno Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, che vanta numerose mostre e riconoscimenti internazionali, in particolare in ITALIA.

Nel 2006, ha vinto il Premio speciale della critica a Taormina, per l’icona “Ultima cena”, mentre con “San Luca Apostolo ed Evangelista” si è aggiudicato a Palermo ( a il secondo edizione di premio BOE) e il Premio speciale della critica per la capacità di valorizzare l’arte delle antiche icone.Il lavoro “Bilancia”, selezionato per questa mostra, è il primo senza tematica religiosa firmato dal pittore di icone e storico Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu.


The 2nd PERSONAL EXHIBITION, 2003, organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union


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

FR: Avril 2003-la deuxieme personnelle en Bucarest pres de la galerie d’art ArTei, organisse par L’union des Artistes Plasticiens de Roumanie, curateur VASILE BORILA, historien de l'art.

IT: 1-21 aprile 2003 - la seconda mostra personale con icone su legno alla Galleria ArTei di
Bucarest, organizato dall'Unione degli Artisti Romeni, curatore:VASILE BORILA, storico d’arte.

RO: Expozitii organizate de Uniunea Artistilor Plastici din Romania:
1 aprilie - 21 aprilie 2003 - A doua expozitie personala la Galeria ArTei, curator VASILE BORILA, istoric de arta.


article from italian newspaper LA PROVINCIA-QUOTIDIANO DI CREMONA, 4th and 8th of October 2006


Viadana - Oglio Po



Mercoledì 4 ottobre 2006


Viadana. Da venerdì al 27 le opere dell’artista rumeno Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu
Icone in mostra al teatro Vittoria


VIADANA — Inizia venerdì la serie di appuntamenti con l’arte che il cinema teatro Vittoria vuole offrire alla città: alle 18, infatti, verrà inaugurata la mostra ‘L’immagine sacra nella contemporaneità’. Si tratta di splendide icone dell’artista rumeno Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu. L’artista rumeno, come spiega il critico d’arte Elisabetta Caporali, «Gheorghiu è un maestro di icone». Ha iniziato a lavorare nel 1990. La spiritualità che traspare dalle sue opere risente dei maestri gotici del Trecento ‘europeo’: essi amavano il particolare, e l’osservanza nei confronti del Dio cristiano. Gheorghiu sottolinea la figura rispetto allo sfondo che è ancora dorato, tuttavia elabora una parte di edifici, nonostante non mantenga la prospettiva, come nella tradizione della miniatura. Come l’artista medievale, Victor è attento alle forme e ai colori, l’oro scintillante, gli azzurri accesi dei lavori di orificeria, il rosso acceso e il verde proprio per dare maggiore sensibilità ai temi religiosi che interpreta. La mostra rimarrà aperta fino al 27 ottobre. Seguiranno una serie di altri appuntamenti dedicati alle diverse forme d’arte tra le quali, oltre alla pittura, verrà riservata un’attenzione particolare alla fotografia d’autore.


Nine O'Clock,December 2005, page 8


Nine O'Clock,December 2005, page 8


The 1st PERSONAL EXHIBITION, 2001, organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union


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

FR:• 7-27 d`aout 2001 – la première exposition personnelle pres de la Galerie ArTei en Bucarest avec l`icones sur bois, organisse par L’union des Artistes Plasticiens de Roumanie, curateur ANA DOBJANSCHI, historien de l'art. .

IT:7-27 Agosto 2001 prima mostra personale con icone su legno alla Galleria ArTei di Bucarest,
organizato di Unione degli Artisti Romeni , curatore :ANA DOBJANSCHI, storico d’arte.

RO: Expozitii organizate de Uniunea Artistilor Plastici din Romania:

7 - 27 August 2001 Prima expozitie personala la Galeria ArTei, curator ANA DOBJANSCHI, istoric de arta, sef sectie arta medievala romaneasca MNAR.


DEESIS, STS. GEORGE and NICETA, ROMANIAN'S SAINTS


Tempera with egg on wood, 34/25 cm, original composition with canon rules after "Erminy of Byzantine Picture", exposed at my personal exhibition at Viadana-Mantua, ITALY, October 2006.


Special Prize of the Critic at 2 Premio BOE, Palermo, Italy, december 2006


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.


article from BUCHAREST DAILY NEWS


interview in romanian newspaper in english BUCHAREST DAILY NEWS, author Ana Maria Iancu, 2005.





Meet the artist: Claudiu Gheorghiu
Ana Maria Iancu




Claudiu Gheorghiu: It is a fine feeling, knowing that people worship the icons you painted
Claudiu Gheorghiu is one of the most respected and well rated icon painters in Romania. His works are created to follow canon law rigorously, but also include a touch of his family inherited faith. Gheorghiu is currently the Romanian artist with the highest number of invitations to art fairs abroad, and his work is particularly appreciated in Italy, where he has been invited to display his works every year since 1999.
What was the moment when you realized you wanted to become an icon painter?
I started in 1990, but my first professional icon was made in 1994. However, it was back in 1990 that I felt painting icons was my vocation. Religious art attracts me more than anything else. I used to paint oil on canvas but I was mediocre from my point of view.
As I am a very religious person, and I grew up in such a family I felt this was my way. I was lucky to start doing this art after 1989 because the communists wouldn't allow icon painting. I was also lucky to have good teachers.
Who were the people that most influenced your art?
The first was Titu Dragutescu; he taught me a lot of things before 1989, and after the Revolution, I was an apprentice to Lidia Mihaela Zamfirescu, she used to be the main art restorer at the National Art Museum, I learned a lot of things from her.
It is very important to have a good start in art. If you are an apprentice to a good artist, you learn things academically; it is much easier to learn the secrets.
You graduated in history. Was it important, to have such education for your art?
It is very important. Father Marchis at the Stavropoleus Church once told me I am a very rigorous painter. It seems my educational background helps me a lot because I have to know several things. Apart from the technical details, you have to know the church canons, and all the rules you have to apply when making an icon. Think about dressing, for instance; you cannot dress the saints as you wish, you have to respect the Byzantine erminia (sacred painting handbooks which circulated in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world till the late-19th century), and you have to know the ecumenical synods. My historical preparation helps me a lot in this, my university graduation diploma was about Constantine the Great and Christianity.
You come from a Christian family, how important was that in your development as an artist?
Yes, my family was really pious, they did not make too many compromises during the communist regime. I even had problems because my parents refused to be members of the Communist Party. I wasn't allowed to enter the History Faculty because of that. But this Christian education helped me a lot; there was no sudden revelation for me; the moment when I started painting icons, it was a rather smooth passage.
Do you remember what your first professional icon was?
As far as I know, my first icon is currently in a collection in Italy. But the most important thing is that I felt a great satisfaction, I was glad to have reached the level of my master, I suppose any apprentice is at this point. I was also very much encouraged by other artists to continue.
As for my evolution in this art is concerned, theologians and art critics say I have evolved. However the thing that gives me a good feeling is that many of my works can be found in several Bucharest churches, in the Podeanu church (which shelters the relics of Saint Simon the Zealot, the groom in the Canaan wedding), I have a work depicting the Holy Spirit Descending in the Mavrogheni Church. Without falling into the sin of idolatry, there is however a very fine feeling, knowing that people are worshiping the icons you painted. It is a great spiritual satisfaction, and still, I cannot have the un-Christian pride of worshiping the colors and the shapes instead of the Saint that is represented, this would be heresy.
When did you start to become more successful and realize this art can also make you a living?
Paradoxically enough, it was when I chose my own path, when I separated from my apprentice. That opened several perspectives, especially after 1999 when I first went to Italy to an international exhibition.
I am not trying to be arrogant, but I am nowadays the Romanian artist with the highest number of invitations to international art fairs and exhibitions abroad. I participated in the Immagina art fair, Lugano, as well as in Genoa, while next year I am invited to Florence.
However, the sponsorship system is bad in Romania; people who support artists aren't encouraged. So, I cannot afford to go everywhere I am invited, I need a sponsor.
Last year I was lucky enough and my work was seen by one of the most important businessmen in Italy, Ugo Brozzi, and he paid for my participation in the Reggio Emilia fair. He chose me to be an emblem of the Brozzi group and next year he will sponsor me to participate at the Florence Art Fair.
There are also many reputed Romanian businessmen among the people who buy my work, but it is very hard to get their help. People here would like to have my works on their walls but when it comes to money the situation is different.
In Italy, art photography costs between 800 and 5000 euros, I realized I was selling my works for less than a photo.
How were you received in your first exhibition abroad?
I first went to Pompei, to the Religious Art Fair, I exhibited my icons in Romania's stand, which was awarded third place out of 100. This was a special fair, focusing on icons. Unfortunately I haven't participated in another specialized fair since then.
Abroad all art markets are for professionals; it is very hard indeed to get into the artistic circuit, but when you succeed, you receive recognition from everyone.
In Italy, for instance, people who have money respect artists very much, it is an honor for them to support you, to share some time with you, and in Romania things are very different.
What would be a real challenge for you
at this point in your career?
For me it would be a real challenge to paint a complete iconostasis (the screen decorated with icons which divides the sanctuary from the nave of an Eastern Orthodox church). This would be very tempting.
I would also like to find a gallery in Romania which would help me to go further into the international art circuit.
Resume
- Born 1967 in Bucharest
- Graduated from the History Faculty of Bucharest University (specialism, ancient history)
- Studied fine arts at the School of Arts
in Bucharest, teacher Titu Dragutescu
- Member of the Plastic Fund of the Fine Arts Union in Romania
- Member of the "Spazio D'Arte" Association in Pisa, Italy
- Exhibitions abroad
- 1999- " Mostra dell`Artigianato Religioso", Pompei, Italy
- 2000 - works in the Itinerary Icon Exhibition in Japan
- 2001 - The 26th International Exhibition " La Telaccia d`oro Torino Italy
- 2002 - "Premio Arte 2002" - from the magazine ARTE, Milano
- 2003- guest of honor in Pisa "Artestate 2003"
- 2004-The Great International Exhibition Reggio-Emilia
- 2005-collective exhibition " Il Vento di Dio", in memory of HS Pope John Paul II, Cascina(Pisa)
- Works in private exhibitions in Italy, France, Portugal, Japan, New Zealand, USA


website UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union , 2004, CLAUDIU VICTOR GHEORGHIU


website UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union , 2004, CLAUDIU VICTOR GHEORGHIU


My artworks at the Autumn Exhibition of AFAPRR "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube"


I participate with 2 Parchments or ROTULUS:

1) Iconographer Prayer to the Our Lady MOTHER of GOD , from the book of the Byzantine painting(Erminia) , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm;

2)The sticherons from the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the celebration of the victory of the icons against the Iconoclasm , tempera on paper, 2001, 100x30 cm,

at the Autumn Exhibition of Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration- AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union :"Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube" Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union, in partnership with the National Library of Romania and the National Museum of Maps and Old Books is pleased to announce that, on the cymas of the National Library of Romania, will be held the AFAPRR Autumn EXHIBITION "Cultural interference - Creation and Restoration on the South and North of the Danube". Special guests are the artists and the restorers with the origins at the South of the Danube. The exhibition will be housed in the chambers Papyrus, Scriptorium and Parchment, on the ground floor of the National Library. The exhibition will be held at The National Library of Romania in Bucharest, from the 31st of October until the 14th of November 2014 . Open ceremony: the 31st of October, at 15:00 pm. At the open ceremony spoke art critic CORNELIU ANTIM, the Honorary President of Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration.


Not all the artists will be CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI or GIOTTO.


Not all the artists will be CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI or GIOTTO.


REMBRANDT 2006 award


I have been proposed by association "ITALIA IN ARTE" , BRINDISI and UNIVERSITY from LECCE at REMBRANDT 2006 award.


THE MOTHER OF GOD WITH SAINTS


Tempera on wood, 29/20 cm


The artist CLAUDIU VICTOR GHEORGHIU in his studio, 2003.


With some of my icons in my studio.


I participated at great international exhibition IMMAGINA 6, Reggio Emilia, ITALY, December 2004.


my personal stand C 53 at IMMAGINA 6.


Buletin informativ UAP din ROMANIA, Iulie 2001


Buletin informativ UAP din ROMANIA, Iulie 2001


Biography of CLAUDIU VICTOR GHEORGHIU


SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu



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.
In 1982 I graduated MUSIC and PLASTIC ART SCHOOL no.2 with teachers TITU DRAGUTESCU, GHEORGHE ARDELEANU and ION MINOIU.

I paint sacred pictures since 1990. During the period 1992-1994, I was the manager of “Coleus” Modern Art Gallery.
I am member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from 9th of April 2016, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union.
From 2014 I am member VISARTA(from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), The Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society.
2002-2004, Member of honor in “Spazio d’Arte-Proposte Culturali” Association, Pisa, Italy.

Exhibitions at Romanian Peasant Museum, National Museum Cotroceni, European Cultural Centre from Sinaia (Peles Castle), Astra Museum from Sibiu, National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” Bucharest, Bran Castle, Gold Art Hilton Gallery, “Pontica” Gallery, “Dalles” and “Halelor” Gallery, “Coleus’ Gallery, Silva Gallery, Elite Prof Gallery, 2 Art Gallery, EriCris Art Gallery, another Galleries of the Romanian Fine Arts Union(UAP from Romania). Since 2014 I had participated at all exhibitions organized by Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union , where I am member, admitted by contest.
”La Spina” Art Gallery it was my reference gallery in Northern and Central Italy, Manager–Federico Bellini. Starting with september 2004 my reference gallery it was “Bellini Arte”, Cascina–Pisa, Art Director Federico Bellini. From October 2006 to 2009 my reference gallery in ITALY it was Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte, Viadana( Mantua) , my ART Manager in ITALY it was during the period 2004-2013(R.I.P.) Mr. SILVANO FARLONI.



I paint sacred pictures because I have a strong believe in GOD. I want that my icons on wood to be a connection between Occidental and Oriental Christianity, because I think in Universal Christianity, SAINT TRINITY is the same for all Christians. It have published over 350 articles in magazines and newspapers from Romania , Greece, South Korea and Italy, and more articles of art criticism made by Ana Dobjanschi, Luiza Barcan, Costion Nicolescu, Vasile Borila, Dragos Ciobanu, Paul Dudea, Roxana Pasculescu , Mihai Precup, Aurel Manea, Ana Amelia Dinca in ROMANIA, Iolanda Pietrobelli, Federico Bellini, Giuseppe Pilu, Elisabeta Caporali, Luigi Meneghini, Sveva Battifoglia in ITALY, presentation on TV about Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu’s creations. Author of over 1500 icons on wood, many of them present in museums and private art collections in Romania and abroad.

AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS:

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” the " SPECIAL PRIZE of the CRITIC”, my icon it was exposed at Corvaja Palace from 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” the " SPECIAL PRIZE of the CRITIC”, my icon it was exposed at Il Tempio gallery from Palermo in february 2007.

In may 2001 I participated at the 26th Rassegna Internazionale “La Telaccia d`oro, 2001” at Turin, “Sacred Art” section and I was selected in final fase.
In june 2002 I participated at the 27th Rassegna Internazionale ”La Telaccia d`oro 2002” at Turin, “Renaissance or Decline in Art” section and I was selected in final fase (details in the Magazine “Arte”, october 2002, no. 350, page 207).
I participated at “Premio Arte 2002”, “Premio Arte 2003”, ”Premio Arte 2004”, Painting section, Milan, Italy.
I was selected in the final fase at “Premio Pisa 2003” and at “Premio Gardeschi”, Painting Section at Montevarchi (Arezzo), Italy, April 2003.
I was selected in final fase at “Premio Orazio Gentileschi”, Pisa, Painting Section, December 2003.

GALLERIES: ROMANIA: Gold Art Gallery at Hilton Bucharest, some galleries of Fine ARTS Union-UAP from ROMANIA,National Museum COTROCENI, National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” and ROMANIAN Peasant Museum from Bucharest;in the past as well Peles and Bran castle and ASTRA Museum from Sibiu ; La Spina Art Gallery, Pisa, Italy, 2002-2004; “Bellini Arte”, Cascina–Pisa, Italy, 2004-2006; La Telaccia Gallery, Turin, 2001, 2002; Cinema Teatro VITTORIA Galleria d’arte,Viadana-Mantua , Italy, 2006; Il Tempio gallery from Palermo , Italy, february 2007; Corvaja Palace from Taormina and Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo from Casamassima, Italy; CHOSUNILBO Museum, Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 2007 and December 2017; Zervas Art gallery, Patras, Greece , 2010.



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS • Exhibitions list :

Personal Exhibitions organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union :

2001, August-I had my first personal exhibition with icons on wood at ArTei Gallery Bucharest, organized by Romanian Fine Arts Union- UAP, curator ANA DOBJANSCHI, art historian.

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

2004, June/July-I have the third personal exhibition in Bucharest,at ArTei Gallery, organized 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 organized 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 honor, 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, organized by Spazio d'arte-Proposte Culturali Association, La Spina Art Gallery and Pisa Townhall.
6-27 October 2006- my personal exhibition named ”THE ICONES, sacred pictures in contemporary world”, at Cinema Theatre VITTORIA Art Gallery - my reference gallery in Italy from October 2006, Gramsci place no.2, organized by Mr. SILVANO FARLONI(1950-2013), my former art manager in ITALY and as well as town hall of Viadana (Mantua province).





GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Exhibitions in 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, 2009, 2011, 2014 -I participated at the Exhibition dedicated to Romanian Religious Painters, organized 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, organized by Arte e Arta foundation.
Group exhibition with sacred art at Senso Gallery in Bucharest from December 2006 till January 2007 organized by Fildas Art.
2007-April,Group exhibition “Sacru”, Bucharest, organized by Arte e Arta foundation.
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018- Group exhibitions at Elite Prof, EriCris , 2 Art and Luceafărul galleries from Bucharest.
2018 National Painting Salon 2018: September 20- October 3, 2018, the Center for Visual Arts on 16 Biserica Enei Street (Caminul Artei gallery from Bucharest) host the 5th edition of The National Painting Salon exhibition, under the patronage of the Romanian Visual Artists ’Union of Romania and Painting Department from Bucharest.
Since 2014 I had participated at all exhibitions organized by Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union , where I am member, admitted by contest.



Exhibitions Abroad:
1999, November-Exhibition in Italy, Pompeii, at the Annual Mostra D`artigianato Religioso 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. 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 and 6-12 December 2017: selected and invited to representing ROMANIA at the 16th and 24th edition of the Seoul International Art Festival SIAF, Seoul, Republic of Korea,CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, curator Ms Bosuk Lee, president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association and WCAA.
I was selected at the 2nd ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL , Patras-GREECE , , curator Panagiotis Milt.Zervas.I participated at the section of Festival: 3rd International Symposium of painting, during the period 2-9 of May 2010, official opening of the exhibition at 9 of May, 19 p.m.
I attended to the 3rd Symposium of painting with selected artists from other 14 countries.
I presented "THE MARTYRIZATION OF ST. APOSTLE ANDREW in PATRAS", tempera on wood and I painted live the icon of "ST.APOSTLE ANDREW, the Patron of ROMANIA " as well.
Selected by Internal Committee of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art to participate at the sixth and seventh edition of the exhibition, from the 1st to the 9th of December 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 in the historical Fortezza da Basso in Florence, ITALY.
25 September -14 October 2014, The Group Exhibition on Signs of the Zodiac "L'Oroscopo DICE CHE ... ", at Palazzo Ducale Caracciolo from Casamassima, Piazza Aldo Moro 35, province of Bari, Italy; I was selected for the first time in my artistic activity with an artwork without religious themes, respective with my sign of zodiac "LIBRA", tempera on cardboard 30x21 cm , which is exhibited alongside other selected artworks .
20-28 of September 2018: Peru International Art Festival Icca 2018, at Trujillo and Lima. Romania had two representatives at the International Scientific Symposium (see our name near the Romanian flag) at the Peru International Art Festival ICCA 2018 (20-28 September): the poet and writer Florin Dan Prodan and the visual artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu. My presentation at the international academic art seminar was: " The Icons, sacred images in the contemporary world". Note: The distance of more than 12,000 km between Romania and Peru has not allowed my travel to Trujillo and Lima due to poor health. As I have already mentioned, my communication, titled "Icons, Sacred Images in the Contemporary World," was presented on September 26, in Miraflores, a district of the Peru capital Lima, exactly at the Cultural Centre "Ricardo Palma", where was the academic symposium with theme : "What it is like to be an authentic artist in a globalized world" (September 25-26)..


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

Personal Web site : http://www.artmajeur.com/cvictorgheorghiu/
Promoted on the web sites:
• Romanian Orthodox Church, www.crestinism-ortodox.ro, page Resurse Ortodoxe
•Romanian Fine Arts Union- http://uap.ro/claudiu-victor-gheorghiu/ - in Romanian and English
• “La Spina” Art Gallery, Pisa
• “Bellini Arte” Art Gallery
• Siti Cattolici Italiani, Seminario di Milano
• “Monterossocalabro” Gallery (Southern Italy)
• Arte- Spain, http://artindex.ro/, Artportfolio.ro, artit.it.

Memorials and Fine Arts Critique: Ana Dobjanschi, Luiza Barcan, Costion Nicolescu, Vasile Borila, Paul Dudea, Dragos Ciobanu, Horia Popp, Roxana Pasculescu , Mihai Precup, Aurel Manea, Ana Amelia Dinca (Romania), Iolanda Pietrobelli, Giuseppe Pilu, Federico Bellini, Elisabeta Caporali, Luigi Meneghini, Sveva Batifoglia, Sandro Serradifalco (Italy); John Spike(US); Dominique Blaizot(France).

Art Dictionaries and Picture Library: LE DELARGE-The Dictionary of modern and contemporary art, Paris, FRANCE; "AVANGUARDIE ARTISTICHE 2008", p.852, Palermo, ITALY; 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(from I edition 2006-2014), 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, Artindex , Artinfonews, Jurnalul Bucurestiului, Timp Romanesc, CPT, Ultima Oră, Revista Culturală Leviathan, LO News, Lăcasuri Ortodoxe, Modernism.RO, Artportfolio, Senso Arte, Ultima Oră, Top Business, Merg.in (ROMANIA); La Nazione, Il Tirreno, Il Fogliacio di Pisa, Portobello, Pisa Informazioni, La Provincia-quotidiano di Cremona , La Cittadella, Gazzetta di Mantova, BARI Today, Giornale di Puglia , Casamassima web- La voce del paese (ITALY) and ARTE review, Milan, October 2002, April and July 2003, BOE review , Palermo, july/august ,November/December 2006, January/February 2007, year book "AVANGUARDIE ARTISTICHE 2008", p.852,Palermo. ;year book “CALENDA 2014” , PAFAL Edizioni ISBN:978-88-978-73-20-4; curator MARISA MOLA( Artistic Director al Vernissage Gallery, BARI, pages 12, 297, 431. http://www.calenda.es/calenda_2014.htm ;RoMedia.gr(GREECE); Korea Times (KOREA).

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

TV Channels: TVR Cultural, Tele 7 abc, TVRM, Realitatea TV, Senso TV, Pratech TV, Prima TV, Tele 50 Pisa, Tg You 24, TVR 3, TVR 1, Trinitas TV.

News agencies:Basilica, Agerpres, Romanian Global News, RGN Press, Lacasuri Ortodoxe , Infonews, Asii Romani,
LO News,libersaspun.3netmedia.ro, Rador.


” Special Prize of the Critic” at Premio TAORMINA, Sicily, Italy, 2006


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.