Aiurtart is one of the most active art spaces in Bucharest, successfully combining its multiple identities as a contemporary art gallery, small museum and cultural centre. To date, Aiurat has hosted over 30 exhibitions of both Romanian and international artists, displaying a complex range of artistic creations from paintings to sculpture, video art, installations and various experimental projects. Aiurart is also involved in educational programmes such as Museums in High Schools and High Schools in Museums. Furthermore, the gallery’s location in a renovated pre-war mansion is an outstanding work of art, nominated for the main prize at the 2013 Bucharest Architecture Awards.
Launched in 2011 and located close to the green Kiseleff Boulevard, Art Yourself aspires to become a strong connection point between contemporary artists and the public. The gallery focuses on presenting creations of established artists and on promoting and encouraging young contemporary artists such as painter Radu Rodideal or photographer Cosmin Bumbut. Moreover, Art Yourself hosts a permanent exhibition of Affordable Art that displays hundreds of creations from dozens of contemporary artists available for sale at low and mid-range prices.
Art Yourself Gallery, Bulevardul Dacia 51, Bucharest, Romania, +40 21 222 9877
Launched in 2009 as an alternative project known as the Little Yellow Studio ‘designed to give a personal touch to thematic and group exhibitions, performances and interactive dialogues’, Anca Poterasu Gallery gained its present identity in 2011. Since then, the gallery has become an active and established name on Bucharest’s art scene. Aiming to enhance the presence of Romania’s contemporary artists on the international stage, the gallery is a regular guest at international events such as Contemporary Istanbul, Vienna Fair and Art Moscow. Its portfolio of artists includes the daring creations of Donald Simionoiu, Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu and Teodor Graur.
Anca Poterasu Gallery, Plantelor 58, Bucharest, Romania, +40 744 342 944
Atelier 030202 is perhaps one the most unconventional contemporary art galleries in Bucharest, dedicated to a public interested in visual arts and artistic experiments. Located on the same premises as the Comedy Theatre, Atelier 030202 brings a strong and distinct emotion through its authentic art performances and exhibitions. Conceived as an artist-run space where diverse forms of contemporary art could flourish, the gallery hosts various events: music performances, contemporary dance, video installations and film screenings. Furthermore, Atelier 030202 promotes young artists and curators from Romania and beyond. With its less formal approach to presenting and representing contemporary art, Atelier 030202 is unequivocally one of the top venues in Bucharest to see what’s new on Romania’s art scene.