ABOUT the foundation
Mirrors of Romania is a foundation which aims at serving the public interest by collecting and sharing knowledge on the arts in Romania, with emphasis at the period from 1965 onwards and the influence of the Romanian revolution of 1989 on the arts. Through exhibitions, cultural events Mirrors of Romania aims at showing the current state of the arts from Romania.
The overall aims of the foundation are
• to provide information about the arts, artists and art institutions in Romania
• to contribute to a better / concrete understanding of local cultural infrastructure of Romania
• to organize events in the Netherlands and Romania
• to support exchange
• to provide a landscape of similar efforts of exhibitions on the thematics of the exhibition project Mirrors of Romania
• to support interaction between professionals from cultural institutions in the Netherlands and cultural professionals and institutions in Romania
• to create a (multi-disciplinary) network for future collaborations parties involved
• to offer a platform for intercultural debate
• to increase the level of dialogue and communication via future joint ventures
ABOUT the initiators
Riti Herman Mostert is an International Development Sociologist (MSc, Wageningen University, NL) and an Applied Theatre graduate (MA, Manchester University, UK). She is co-Founder of Mirrors of Romania and director of the foundation. She is guest lecturer at Wageningen University, teaching facilitation skills and (theatre) methods for interactive change and developed various arts-based projects for social change: Nacht der Helden at Theatre Mini-Art, forensic psychiatry (Bedburg Hau, DE 2012-2013) and an international women’s theatre group (Manchester, UK, 2007, Wageningen, NL 2008). Currently she works as an independent organisation development consultant for various organisations.
Réka Deuten Makkai is an Art Management graduate (MSc, Antwerp, BE), holds a Masters in Art History (Brussels, BE) and lives and works in The Hague, NL. She graduated on the transition period from modern to postmodern art in Hungary. She is co-founder of Mirrors of Romania and is curator of exhibitions. Currently she is active as curator, researcher and project manager. She curated exhibitions in Belgium, Romania and the Netherlands amongst others: Outsider Art Prize and Exhibition, Inclusion Festival, ID11, Alternative Valentine’s Day, Fekete Fehéren/Black on White (woodcuts).
Suzie Hermán holds a bachelor in Art History and a research master Art Studies (University of Amsterdam), lives and works in Amsterdam, NL. She is co-founder of Mirrors of Romania and curator of exhibitions. Recently she curated the exhibitions Art Since 2013 at Schloss Ringenberg and Time to Recollect, Kunsthalle Münster (Stadhausgalerie), DE (2013). Formerly she worked as researcher for The Venice Biennale Ideological Guide 2013, as producer for Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL, as co-curator of Graphic Happiness. 100 years of Dutch Graphic Design at Museum Hilversum, NL (2011), The Object Lag, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL (2010), Artnews Projects, Berlin, DE (2009) RED A.i.R./Redlight Art Amsterdam (2009), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2008) and the corporate collection of De Nederlandsche Bank (2008).