Cristian Luchian is a theatre director and visual artist, with a career spanning more than 20 years in the creative industries. His portfolio contains works of painting and multimedia, graphic design, photography, video, mapping and special effects, site specific installations and event directing, devised for both artistic and commercial purposes. He is involved particularly in cultural, educational and heritage projects, working with artists, creatives and public institutions.
In the past eight years, while living in London, Cristian has directed theatre, he has owned his own painting and multimedia studio and has been involved extensively with the cultural and social life of the Romanian community in London. He had notable collaborations with the Romanian Cultural Centre under the Ratiu Family Foundation and with the Romanian Cultural Institute where he contributed to the founding of the first Romanian theatre in London, a project named Home in Belgrave Square. This last partnership together with his visual arts activities brought him the Romanian Embassy Award in 2018 for promoting Romanian culture in Britain.
Some of theperformances where he created video mapping and special effects in London are The Queen’s Wars, by Anca Doczi and Cristian Luchian, directed by Cristian Luchian, Romanian Cultural Institute in London and Army Museum; Dada 100 ‘Handkerchief of Clouds’ and ‘Gas Heart’ by Tristan Tzara, directed by Cristian Luchian, Romanian Cultural Institute in London; Memodrome: Home by Anca Doczi, directed by Cristian Luchian, Horniman Museum din Londra and Romanian Cultural Institute in London; Memodrome: Incubator by Anca Doczi, directed by Cristian Luchian, Romanian Cultural Centre – Rațiu Family Foundation, London; The Great Time by Cristian Luchian, directed by Cristian Luchian, , Romanian Cultural Centre – Rațiu Family Foundation, London; Timelandby Anca Doczi and Cristian Luchian, direction Cristian Luchian, an Immersive Theatre Company production, premiere held at ,Romanian Cultural Institute’ London. Some of the Romanian titles include Zenobia, by Gelu Naum, adaptation and direction Mona Marian, Lucian Blaga National Theatre’, Cluj Napoca, Romania; Apolodorby Gelu Naum, direction Mona Marian, Puck Puppet Theatre’, Cluj Napoca, Romania; Blue Cat, directed by Mona Marian, Radu Stanca National Theatre’ Sibiu, Romania; Escape In by Anca Doczi, direction Cristian Luchian, ‘TEDx’, Cluj Napoca – Romania; The study of love and madness in Hamlet after William Shakespeare, direction, scenography Cristian Luchian , UBB University, Cluj Napoca –Romania; Frida Kahlo Mania, direction Alexander Hausvater, Petrosani Theatre’, Romania; Dreamby Mircea Cartarescu, direction Catalina Buzoianu, Timisoara National Theatre’, Romania; Top Dogsby Urs Wiedmer, direction Laurian Oniga, Timisoara Hungarian Theatre’, Romania; Amocby Stefan Zweig, direction Alexander Hausvater, Classical Theatre Arad’, Romania; Il Trovatoreby Giuseppe Verdi, direction Alexander Hausvater, National Opera’ Bucharest, Romania; Western Railway Station, script and direction Arian Horobet, Classical Theatre Arad’, Romania; Decalog, script and direction Laurian Oniga