Club Electroputere – Centre for contemporary culture (CEP) was founded in 2009, in Craiova, by Adrian Bojenoiu and Alexandru Niculescu. CEP functions as a flexible and independent structure, connected to the community’s life, mediating a new cultural status in society. We intend to produce a platform targeting the artistic approaches we consider relevant to answer the needs of the current cultural discourse. CEP especially promotes: alternative art, the new media of creation, multiculturalism and interdisciplinary approaches, the pursuit of ways to decode the existing means of expression and communication, the production and promotion of alternative narrative structures.
Calea Bucuresti 56 Craiova
tranzit.ro has the particularity of being itself a network, activating in three permanent spaces in the cities of Iasi, Cluj and Bucharest. Through a wide range of activities, experimenting different methodologies of working and collaborating, tranzit.ro aims at establishing itself as an innovative platform dedicated to contemporary art. Founded by a collective of curators and artists from Romania (Matei Bejenaru, Livia Pancu, Lia Perjovschi, Attila Tordai-S, Raluca Voinea), tranzit.ro aims at encouraging contemporary art practices developed in Romania within different local socio-cultural contexts, through a wide range of activities.
Str. Gazelei nr. 44
Salonul de proiecte is a curatorial program initiated in 2011 by Magda Radu and Alexandra Croitoru. The program focuses through exhibitions, presentations and debates on the Romanian contemporary art, while positioning young artists' productions into a broader context, local as well as international. Between 2011 and 2015 Salonul de proiecte was located within MNAC Anexa and was supported by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. Since the fall of 2015 the program functions exclusively through the Salonul de proiecte Association.
MNAC Anexa, 2nd floor, Calea Moșilor 62-68
Founded in 2014 by Andrei Breahnă, cultural manager, art dealer and art collector and Raluca Şoaita, architect and art collector, EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS is one of the fewest contemporary art galleries and institutions which proudly defines its activity on the international art market, focusing on the contemporary artistic production from (and upon) Eastern Europe. Our choice is inspired by the artistic potential of this multicultural area which reflects plural contexts, mentalities, histories and local artistic languages.
EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS canvasses the artistic production from (and upon) Eastern Europe in order to identify the artists from this area whose practice preserves its singularity, its aesthetic and discursive power of fascination at an international level.
50 Plantelor Street, District 2
A space for theoretical discussion and social gatherings of all kinds, ODD welcomes to Bucharest artists, writers, critics, philosophers, performers, scientists, activists. Through residencies and informal events such as discussions, workshops, reading groups, performances, ODD provides for a combination of intimacy and playfulness, dialogue and resistance, from which to act upon the world.
Șelari 13, Sector 3
In 2016, Daniela Pălimariu with other artists, she opened Sandwich, an atypical artspace in Bucharest. Sandwich uses the hidden potential of a residual space in-between two utilitarian buildings, with the atypical proportion of 1.5 by 8 meters. It is located in an industrial area of Bucharest (Combinatul Fondului Plastic), within the nordic periphery of the city, and perceived as hard-to-reach. Starting from the assumption that any restraint is a resource for finding the ultimate solution, sandwich converts the characteristics of the chosen space into constructive limits and challenges a series of site-specific projects and installations.
Baiculesti 29, (Combinatul Fondului Plastic),
Suprainfinit Gallery plans to develop a programme focused on both Romanian and foreign emerging artists. It will also include exhibitions of some important names in the Romanian art of the last 50 years.
Popa Nan Street. no.82, Sinatex Factory, 2nd floor
Established in September 2015, Go Contemporary art gallery aims to promote Romanian and foreign emerging artists. The project started as a natural next step to Go Art Projects, nomad contemporary art space, launched in November 2014. The two initiatives are fueled by the same desire to promote talented emerging artists, with a special focus on artists at the beginning of their careers, but each has its own path: Go Art Projects is an open platform mainly for collective exhibitions, it is nomad and hosts events in different art-welcoming spaces, both in Romania and abroad; Go Contemporary has a fixed location in Bucharest and focuses on promoting a limited number of artists.
10, Semicercului St., Sector 1
Platforma started in 2011 as an independent artistic and curatorial project space and with a self-constructed exhibitions program.
Platforma is interested in: interdisciplinary strategies and methods of collaboration, social and political activism, visual anthropology, the relationship between art and research. Their program combines exhibitions (main media: video, film, photography, text, installations, and drawings), workshops and conferences (with an interdisciplinary target, from the arts, social sciences, cultural studies, urban research), film projections, performances, experimental sound and music performances, open studio work periods etc. Platforma is a project coordinated by artists, who aims at working with the best of both worlds – of artist-run galleries and of the contemporary art museum. Their aim to use the experimental, informal aspects of our project space to promote young artists and interdisciplinary or community collaborations, to contribute to the all too necessary formation of a larger audience for contemporary art on the Romanian art scene and to the formation of an active interdisciplinary community. We also assume an educational mission, through workshop, debates, informal education structures.
Template is an artists initiative and exhibition project running in Bucharest in 2018. The project focuses on activating various unused architectural structures located throughout the city by rendering them as temporary, scaled-down exhibition sites. Template invites and supports contemporary artists in producing site-specific work that is reflective of the physical, historical and/ or economical features of each structure within its given context. The program pairs artists with a distinct architectural structure per exhibition, each time in a new location that allows 24/ 7 visibility during the course of one week.
Template is co-founded by Kristin Wenzel (DE), Vlad Brăteanu (RO), Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu (RO).
The Institute of the Present
IP — The Institute of the Present is a research and an artist resource platform in the field of visual and performing culture conceived by Ștefania Ferchedău and Alina Șerban. Centered on artists and their personal accounts, on time-specific encounters and forms of (self) archiving, the Institute looks at various practices and situations from the recent past until today from a transnational and transcultural perspective.
3-5 Jules Michelet St.