Art in Conversation
with Anca Albani

ABOUT THE ARTIST
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ANCA ALBANI
Visual Artist | United Kingdom

ANCA ALBANI is an international set and costume designer, Ph. D. Teacher in visual arts, living in the UK and Romania.

She trained at National University Arts in Bucharest, Set &  Costume Design Department and works mainly in opera, theatre, musical theatre, T.V. and film.

She is also an entrepreneur, founder, and president of Albani Arts Organization (an N.G.O.), with the mission of forming and training artists of all ages and encouraging them to apply new technologies for maximizing the impact of their arts.

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Artist Statement

Founder, and president of Albani Arts Organization (an N.G.O.)


I have more than 14 years of commercial experience in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, costume design, set design, painting, fashion designer, event curator. I joined the University of Arts from Bucharest, Set & Costume Design Department in 2009 as Professor of Set & Costume Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpturing and Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator.

Arts and graphic design involve a diverse area, like History of Arts, Fine Art, Sculpture, Fashion Design, Garden Art, Exhibitions, Media Studies, Graphic Design, Musical and Theatre Art. I am an expert in all these kinds of areas and I am glad that I can share all my experience and skills with students to make them employable everywhere with good communication skills, IT literacy, flexibility, teamwork skills.


Set & Costume designer


Wigs & Costume designer for The Rude Mechanical Theatre Eastbourne

Nights of Festival in London as a set & costume designer

LGBT pared – Portrait of Pride – Visual Artist for HSBC Live Event

Marriage after Gogol at Mask Theatre

Parapanghelos cabaret show at Mask Theatre

Seduction Baroque show at Mask Theatre
Costumes and set design for National and International Living Statues Festivals
Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  National Bucharest Opera
Alcina Handel Romanian National Opera
Boema Puccini
Cosi fun Tutte,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Making masks Scapino's Wickedness performance


Ph. D. senior lecturer in Set and Costume Design


14 years experienced (university teacher ) Ph. D. senior lecturer in Set and Costume Design, Fine Art practice in Visual Culture theory Graphic Design, an ardent advocate of New Technologies applied in Arts, an active member of a wider research community – having contributed to numerous symposium and public debates, and an experienced teacher for Erasmus program. I received a Ph.D. from the University of Arts from Bucharest, a MA in Visual Arts, and MA in Set & Costume Design as well.

I have more than 14 years of commercial experience in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, costume design, set design, painting, fashion designer, event curator.


Awards & Education


Romania National Prize for painting

2016, IBM grand for Design Thinking project

2017, IBM grand for Design Thinking project

2019, IBM grand for Design Thinking project

Doctoral degree Magna cum Laude in Visual Arts

Master's degree in set and costume design

Master's degree in Visual Art

Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Education