The 2024 Tyler Visiting Fellowship has been awarded to a team of two researchers/writers/artists, Ms Alina Gherasim and Dr Eduard Andrei.
The Fellows will develop their project, The woman artist in the communist regime in Romania, represented in the Tyler Collection, and present a research-in-progress seminar and a public lecture at the conclusion of their project.
Alina Gherasim is a Romanian writer and painter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Stage Design from the National University of Arts, Bucharest (1998). She is a member of the Romanian Artist Union and currently teaches art at Agora Art Studio, a private studio in Bucharest. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Romania, USA, and Portugal, and her artworks are held in art collections in Europe and the United States. She regularly appears as a guest on Radio Romania Cultural and at TV Art Journal at Cultural TV. Gherasim has published eleven books including novels and short stories, and her main themes are of the feminine and human nature, spirituality, and freedom.
Eduard Andrei holds a PhD in art history from the National University of Arts, Bucharest (2011), a BA in painting from the same university (1997), and an MA in “Sciences et Techniques des Arts” from Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Tunis (2004). From 2014 to 2018 he worked as a programs manager at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. Andrei has published articles in cultural journals and is the author of several books about Romanian artists and art history. He has participated in national and international conferences. Andrei is currently a researcher at the “G. Oprescu” Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy, head of the Modern Visual Arts and Architecture Department.
The biennial award supports researchers, art historians, and artists to travel to Tasmania for a minimum of two weeks and engage with the Tyler Collection.
Applications for the 2026 Tyler Visiting Fellowship will be open from March 2025.
Dr Eduard Andrei and Ms Alina Gherasim