2019 CREATIVE BOARD
| ADRIAN SOARE |
For four years, Adrian was vice president of Romanian Chamber of Architects, for five years he was an assistant professor at the Architecture University, he founded his first studio in 2001 and then he established SYAA together with Eliza, back in 2006.
He is now a co-founder of CUMULUS.
| ATTILA KIM |
Attila KIM, founding member of Studio Kim Bucșa Diaconu (SKBD) and Lundi Et Demi, since 2012 leads the team of Attila KIM • Architects. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University, Cluj Napoca, Romania and had scholarships and study trips in Slovakia, Hungary, United States of America and The Netherlands, as well as Post-Graduate Studies in Building Restoration at Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Doctoral Studies (DLA - Doctor of Liberal Arts) Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary and Post - Doctoral Research Scholarship at New Europe College, Bucharest.
His work has been recognised with many national and international awards, winning multiple categories at the National Architecture Biennale,
Bucharest (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018); awards of the Transylvanian Order of Architects (2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017); and was nominated for the Iakov Chernikov Prize of contemporary architecture, Moscow; and nominated in 2009, 2011 and 2017 for the European Union's Prize of Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award. Attila KIM is since 2016 the Commissioner of Romania for the Biennale di Venezia, activity that also contributed to the Arts and Society Leadership Award offered by Aspen Institute Romania for the international promotion of the cultural heritage.
|DORIN ŞTEFAN |
Dorin Stefan (1950), graduation as architect at the University of Architecture “Ion Mincu”Bucharest(1975); PhD, thesis: “City view- a poststructuralist prespective”(1997); University Teacher(University of Architecture “Ion Mincu”Bucharest); Commissioner for Romania at the Venice Architecture Biennale(2002);
References: A10, no.13, Amsterdam Olanda , 2007; The World Architectural Atlas, Phaidon, New York US , 2004; Architecture and Revolution, Routledge, London UK , 1999; Architectural Design, Profile N0. 119, London UK , 1996; Building Design, London UK October 13, 1995; 581 Architects in the world, Toto Shupan, Tokyo Japonia , 1995;
Exibitions: Four Architects, "Caminul artei " Gallery, Bucharest(1987), Romania; Interarch - World Biennale of Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria(1988); Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy(1991); "Caroserii de arhitectura" models, projects and motion, Bucharest(1994); Triennale de Milano, Italy(1996); East-West Gallery – Romanian Cultural Center, New York(2001); Romanian Pavilion at Universal EXPO 2005 AICHI, Japan(2005)
Distinctions: Silver Medal at Interarch Biennale of Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria(1987); Romanian Architecture Union's prize for youth house in Slatina(1987); Design prize of “Arhitext” magazine, Romania(1997); Prize of the Architect's Order of Bucharest(2003);Prize of the Architect's Order of Bucharest(2006)
Iulia Stanciu graduated as architect in 1987, founded and is partner in STARH office for architecture since 1996, is a Ph.D. in Architecture and a professor at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu of Bucharest since 1992. The office's work has been awarded at the biennials and annual architectural exhibitions of 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018, have been nominated 4 times for the Mies Van de Rohe Award, this year reaching in the shortlist with the restoration work of the Headquaters of the OAR Bucharest Branch (1st prize competition project).
The projects have been published in numerous specialized journals, being among the few Romanian offices present in The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. She has been and is part of the governing councils of the Order of Architects (vice-president of the mandate 2016-2018), of the Zonal Historical Comitee - Bucharest Giurgiu Ilfov (2016-2018). She is the President of the National Commission for the Granting of the Right of Signature of the Order of Architects in Romania.
|ȘTEFAN GHENCIULESCU |
Ștefan Ghenciulescu (1972) is an architect, critic and researcher, editor-in-chief of Zeppelin Magazine, Bucharest, and a Senior Lecturer at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest (UAUIM). In 2006, he was part of the team which represented Romania at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the author of the book "Transparent City. Limits and dwelling in Bucharest", as well as co-author of several other books and exhibitions.
Zeppelin team is the recipient of 16 awards and nominations at Romanian and international competitions. Ștefan is a member of the jury of thee 2019 EU Mies van der Rohe Awards. His current research interests are contemporary architecture, South-Eastern Europe, modern and post-socialist urban and architectural developments, building and area regeneration and alternative projects for public space.
Andrei Iovu is a Berlin and Bucharest based creative consultant, image maker and stylist, with a background in publishing and philosophy. For the past 11 years he has worked as Fashion Director and Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Romania, as well as having a two years tenure as Editor-in-Chief of ESQUIRE Magazine.
He has a long experience as an Art Director and Producer working for the biggest image agencies such as Getty Images and Corbis.
His editorial work is complemented by advertising campaigns for global brands as well as personal projects in the fashion industry.
|DOMNICA MĂRGESCU |
Domnica is Fashion Director for Elle Romania. She has set a standard in fashion editing in Romania, managing to constantly astound with amazing photo shoots worthy of any prestigious international publication.
|IRINA SCHROTTER |
It all started 25 years ago, when a Romanian Medicine Graduate had a dream: to create clothes that were practical and feminine at the same time. Her name is Irina Schrotter and today she is living that dream becoming a well-known brand sold across 4 continents, in 17 countries.
It is a modern story about believing in your dreams and strengths, in focusing on what women really need to wear-a practical formula that helps them to look powerful, yet feminine. For Irina, clothes shouldn’t be boring and they should help women define who they are and help them to achieve their goals.
Maurice works as Fashion Editor for Elle Romania and is one of the most popular characters in the Fashion industry. In the past he was also in charge of fashion editing at The One Magazine. Maurice also writes on his blog: www.mauricemunteanu.ro
|OVIDIU HRIN |
Ovidiu Hrin is an awarded multidisciplinary designer & art director working in Timisoara (Romania) and internationally. He has a vast experience in branding & designing of complex communication and information systems for both cultural and corporate institutions. Hrin has won numerous design awards worldwide and his works were published in more than a hundred prestigious books, catalogues and magazines worldwide.
A selection of his art posters is part of the permanent collection of the Museum fur Gestaltung in Zurich. He runs Synopsismedia, a versatile design studio he founded in 2001, and holds graphic design and communication lectures and workshops throughout the world. In 2011 he launched Typopassage Timisoara, a design and typography micro-museum intended as a platform for showcasing Romanian and international designers, illustrators and typographers, with the goal of initiating a creative dialogue between the artists and a place where new interactions can be generated between the public and the exhibited artists.
Hrin is actively involved in cultural and educational initiatives in Timisoara and Romania. He has curated and co-curated multiple exhibitions and shows for the Typopassage Musem. Ovidiu Hrin is also a member of AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Artists), TDC (Type Directors Club, New York) and Graphis International.
|ROMAN TOLICI |
Born in 1974, in the Ghetlova village, Republic of Moldova (former USSR member), he starts studying arts at the Igor Vieru Fine Arts School in Chisinau. He moves to Bucharest in 1990, after receiving a scholarship at the Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts High school from the Romanian state. At the end of ’90 he tries his hand at literature, animation, photography, comics and illustrations, and, starting with 2000 he establishes himself as a painter, being recognized as one of the most active and appreciated artist of his generation.
Roman Tolici lives and works in Bucharest.
|ADRIAN BOŢAN |
Adrian started by studying architecture and design, but ended up betraying its ideals of social transformation for the ephemeral and superficiality of advertising. At least that’s what he thought at the beginning of his journey.
Surprisingly, in advertising he found the same social mission that attracted him towards architecture, and that proved a strong incentive to carry on.
Adrian created campaigns that entered pop-culture, working either for a local challenger brand of chocolate bars (American Rom, Romanians are smart) or for established global brands like Coca-Cola and Vodafone (Ghita The Shepherd, Sunday Grannies). His team has won all the awards that matter, including the first Cannes Lions Grand Prix and Titanium for an agency in Central Eastern Europe.
Adrian now works out of London, where he is trying to export the challenger spirit and Romanian resourcefulness. In the past 5 years he has coordinated global brands like Mastercard, Nestle, Coca-Cola, and he was the creative lead for McCann in Europe. More recently, McCann has been increasingly recognized as one of the most creative networks in Europe.
|CAROLIN IVĂNESCU |
Carolin Ivănescu graduated the Ion Mincu University of Architecture in 1997. In 1994 he founded Accolade srl, one of the first companies of graphic, design and advertising production in Romania, that was ranked first in the country in 1998 and 1999. He started, in 2000, a collaboration as an architect, designer and decorator with Mobexpert for their future stores in Bucharest, Braşov, Sibiu, Iaşi, Suceava, Piteşti, Oradea, Timişoara, Cluj, Sofia and Constanţa.
Since 2003 he has been involved in coordinating and framing the furniture and decorations collection, furniture design and image. He is currently the head of the Communication and Design department at Mobexpert.
|MIHAI GUREI |
Mihai Gurei promotes contemporary design in Romania for more than 15 years through his showroom Intro and a series of articles and interviews published in specialized publications. He has a journalism background and started his career as radio producer and DJ. His passion for design can be seen mostly on hipshops.com and international website that showcases the best shops in the world. He also became a mentor and member in the first Romanian Accelerator specialized in design.
|MIHNEA GHILDUŞ |
Ph.D Mihnea Ghilduș, product designer, founder of Dizainar.ro, Creative Director at DZNR Studio.
Formed as product designer at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, Mihnea continued his educational path at the Academy of Arts and Design in Stuttgart, Germany, where he got his MA in Integral Studies. In 2014 he received his PhD in medical design, at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, where he lectured as associate professor between 2008-2016.
An enthusiastic interior- and graphic designer, he focuses his passion and activity mostly in the field of product design.
In 2012 he started Dizainăr, the Romanian design concept-store which he manages from the perspective of "creative householder", together with a team of 4 specialists in communication and design.