Adriana Grand hails from Romania. In 1983 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cluj. She has not only created set and costume designs, but also devoted to puppet theatre and film and worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator and advertising artist. Since 1986 she has cooperated with the publishing companies Kriterion, Albatros, Unitext, Dacia and others. Between 1990 and 1992 she created graphic designs for the Romanian magazine Teatrul Azi (Theatre Today). In 1992 she designed the costumes for the Hungarian Olympic skating team. Since 1994 she has been a member of the Romanian Theatre Union (UNITER).
To date, Adriana Grand has designed more than 150 sets for theatres in Romania and Hungary; for instance, for productions of Weiss’s Marat/Sade, Anouilh’s Becket and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the National Theatre in Cluj, Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard for the National Theatre in Budapest, Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great for the National Theatre in Bucharest, Verdi’s Requiem for the Romanian Opera in Cluj, Ionesco’s The Lesson and Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the Hungarian-language Csiky Gergely State Theatre in Timisoara, Brecht’s Mother Courage and Ionesco’s The Chairs for the German State Theatre in Timisoara, and many others.
Adriana Grand is a holder of a number of awards for set design and has been conferred the Romanian Order for Cultural Merits.
Update: January 2009