Radu Lesevschi is a cultural manager, producer, publisher and occasional graphic designer in the field of art. A trained architect, he obtained a Master’s degree in architecture from the »Ion Mincu« University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest/Romania (2014).
He has directed the cultural program organized by the Solitude Project Cultural Association, a cultural NGO founded by Mihail Mihalcea, alias Farid Fairuz, since 2015. In this context, he facilitated, organized and produced discursive frameworks, workshops, performances, publications and residencies. In 2017, he initiated the Arc Bucharest residency program, which invites curators living and working outside Romania to attend short-term residencies in Bucharest and in other art centers across Romania, including Cluj, Timișoara and Iași. The program has taken a brief hiatus for funding reasons, but plans for a relaunch in the near future exist.
In 2014, he initiated PUNCH, which was first conceived as a specialist art bookshop focused on contemporary practices and theory in art, design, architecture, photography, and related disciplines. Since 2016, PUNCH has also expanded its publishing program, aiming to place uncompromising work by local and international artists and thinkers in the public sphere through the printed medium, while focusing simultaneously on circulating these works in an international context.