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Luminara Florescu

Luminara Florescu is an artist and curator based in rural Somerset. Her art practice occupies the intersection of art, advocacy, and activism and is deeply rooted in her lived experience as a disabled and neurodivergent artist. After graduating from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art she created short films for Channel 4 with her film Home Town being selected by the British Film Council to represent emerging British artists in Milan. Her limited edition artist book, Noble Offerings is also part of the Artists Books collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Luminara leads the pioneering Art Behind Bars programme in partnership with Shepton Mallet Prison. This initiative redefines art’s role outside of the white walls of the gallery environment through exhibitions such as B-Wing (2019), Artist Prison Residencies (2021), and Outside In (2022). She has been awarded a number of grants and commissions to develop projects including B-Wing exhibition (Arts Council England Project Grant), Contract of Self Care (a-n Artist Information Company’s Time, Space, Money artist bursary), Rest As Protest (Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) Grant) and the Somerset Film Artist in Residence commission for her film installation Social Gardening (The Mind At Rest).

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