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Jecza Gallery

Jecza Gallery, based in Timisoara, is a gallery dedicated to contemporary art from East Europe, especially Romania art. It is mainly focused on the third dimension, being concerned principally with questions of volume and space.

Club Electro Putere

Club Electro Putere (CEP) is a Romanian centre for contemporary culture, founded in 2009 by Adrian Bojenoiu and Alexandru Niculescu. The CEP activity is focused on inquiring into contemporary human practices concentrated on cultural manifestations. The purpose of the centre is to enable inter-human cultural exchanges by connecting different levels of reality and expression. The cultural activities of CEP question the status of contemporary culture having the aim of decoding the existing expression and communication forms in order to produce and promote alternative narrative structures.
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B5 studio

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[KSA:K]

Center for Contemporary Art - [KSA:K] is a non-profit, independent institution established in 2000. The new strategy of the Center is the development of cultural forms and art practices that reflect the dynamic of the social, political and economic transformations of the society. The Center supports advocacy activities in promoting cultural policies suitable for defining and strengthening the position of artists and contemporary art practices in society. Åžtefan Rusu is the manager and the curator of the project.

Galeria 29

Galeria 29 is one of the apartment galleries that ran in Bucharest, offering the alternative of the intimate living space to the conventional white cubes. With a live life span of one year this home gallery run by Mircea Nicolae, showed works by Mircea Nicolae, Elena Ciobanu, Lidia Neagu, Razvan Botis, Michele Bressan, No Limits Missionary, Tudor Ene, Alina Samoschi, Claudia Cristea, Sanziana Marin and Lea Rasovzky and offered the public an insight on how art changes when one changes the venue it is shown in.
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ParadisGaraj

ParadisGaraj is an experimental space initiated by Claudiu Cobilanshi and Ștefan Tiron in 2009. ParadisGaraj, the only artist run space in Bucharest, offers room to self education by accessing and engaging the audience through an open invitation towards debate and dialogue. Using a garage in the centre of Bucharest, despite its small surface, ParadisGaraj has become an active space of cultural production and distribution, bringing a considerable contribution to the local scene. ParadisGaraj, PAVILION UNICREDIT and Centre for Visual Introspection are one of the few independent entities operating in the Bucharest contemporary art scene. Currently ParadisGaraj is one of the venues of Bucharest Biennale.

Laika

Laika is an artist-run space opened in 2008 both in Cluj and Bucharest, aiming to promote emerging contemporary artists as well as atypical projects signed by already established artists from the international art scene.

SABOT

SABOT was released at the beginning of 2009, by means of Dadaist spontaneity, as an attempt to verify the raison d'être of a gallery in the third millennium. Its initiators are Daria D. Pervain, former art critic and journalist and Marcel Janco, a Romanian-born, Turin-based art critic and curator (abstract inciter of Sabot and the gallery’s phantasmal comrade).

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The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC)

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) is located in Wing E4 of the Palace of the Parliament, known during communist times as The House of the People or Ceaucescu's Palace. Established in 2002 MNAC managed Kalinder MediaLab, the first media lab in Romania and one of the first spaces in Eastern Europe dedicated to multimedia creation and showcasing. In October 2004 MNAC inaugurated its present venue in the House of the People, causing both controversy and debate.
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Jordi Colomer _Anarchitekton (Barcelona, Bucarest, Brasilia, Osaka, 2002-2004)

The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum

The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu was officially opened in 2007, in the frames of the project Sibiu, European Cultural Capital. The gallery is situated in an Art Nouveau building in the center of the town and has two spaces – an eclectic space with a strong identity, used for retrospective exhibitions with a historical content and an experimental space, dedicated to new means of visual communication.

RECYCLE NEST

RECYCLE NEST is a private gallery of contemporary art initiated by Sorin Neamţu and Bogdan Vlăduță. The space opened in December 2009 and promotes artists’ projects interested in contextualizing contemporary art and in questioning its possible resources. RECYCLE NEST is a community and a platform of connecting to the Romanian art market. It is an independent art venue addressing to artists involved in the problematic nature of contemporary art.
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Ivan Gallery

Ivan Gallery, founded by Marian Ivan, opened its doors in January 2008 with Oana Farcaș’s exhibition „Just a Glimpse”. Hosting approximately 5 shows a year, Ivan Gallery represents the artists Bartha Sandor, Cristian Opriș, Dragoș Bădiță, Geta Brătescu, Liana Dragomir, Oana Farcaș, Veres Szabolcs and Victor Răcătău. Every year the gallery participates at international art fairs such as PREVIEW BERLIN - The Emerging Art Fair (in 2008), ViennaFair (in 2009) and An Economy of a Gift, Liverpool (in 2010).
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Andreiana Mihail Gallery

Centre for Visual Introspection

Centre for Visual Introspection is a project generated by artists Anca Benera, Arnold Estefan, Cătălin Rulea and art historian Alina Şerban. Reacting critically to the restrictive institutional frameworks present within the Romanian cultural sphere, Centre for Visual Introspection was conceived as a platform for promoting the artistic production at the borders of cultural theory, research, architecture, design and sound experiment. The term “introspection” points CIV as an observing agency whose main focus is to develop specific models of interlinking the social space with the art space.
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Galeria Plan B

Plan B is an artist-run space opened in September 2005 in Cluj. Initiated by Mihai Pop and Adrian Ghenie, Plan B functions as a production space for contemporary art; at the same time it is a research center focusing on the Romanian art of the last 50 years, by revealing works of remarkable artists without previous international exposure.
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PAVILION UNICREDIT

PAVILION UNICREDIT is generated by PAVILION and BUCHAREST BIENNALE. PAVILION UNICREDIT is a work-in-progress independent space, a space for the production and research in the audiovisual, discursive and performative field. It is a space of critical thinking, and it promotes an artistic perspective, that comprises both the social and political involvement of the art and of the cultural institutions. Moreover, it is located in one of the most intriguing cities at the moment: Bucharest.
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PAVILION UNICREDIT, photo: Ioana Nițu

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