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Electric Room features projects that are usually site-specific and mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. The space focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects, research-based presentations, performances, screenings, smaller-scale events, and occasional single-piece exhibits. Electric Room is located in downtown Tehran across Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture (Azad University), and within ten- to fifteen-minute walks from Tehran Art University, and Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. The space is technically the electric control room and the entry to the storage facility of V-Cafe, a large cafe/restaurant in Felestin Street. The venue was originally converted into an exhibition space in 2017 by Dastan-gallery founder Hormoz Hematian and curator Ashkan Zahraei, hosting 50 projects, each for six consecutive days, designed and executed by Ashkan Zahraei under Dastan:Outside Projects, from July 2017 until September 2018. In June 2023, Ashkan Zahraei reopened Electric Room as an independent curator-run project under his “INSIDE, despite” experimental art programming initiative. The space continues to feature short-term exhibitions, displays and installations, designed by Ashkan. The 5x6m Electric Room features a shop front comprised of four 2.2m-tall windows (two 0.9m and two 0.6m wide) and a 1.1m wide door, three electric switchboards covering one wall, […]
Qalamchi Dead End, Felestin Street North, Tehran, Iran
CRIPTA747 is a non-profit visual art organisation founded in Turin in 2008: it is a place for research, exchange and production where the artistic practices face the contemporary debate. Through a programme of exhibitions, screenings and events, CRIPTA747 investigates new forms and languages with the aim of giving back to the audience an authentic and fresh vision. Since 2017, we have started two new programmes dedicated to international mobility: Residency, to support research with fellowships, and Studio, a project of shared work space with a focus on production.
Via Quittengo 41/b, Turin (IT)
44 rue bouret 75019 paris
The Community is an experimental art, fashion, design, publishing and culture space taking the form of a multidisciplinary platform. A permanent delight.
65 Rue Château d'Eau
SHELTER is an artists run space where organizes art events only in may & december, since Dec 2017, in İzmir, founded by Artists Şerife Aslan Yavaşca & Mert Yavaşca. Past Exhibitons
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is a community art space for visual, literary and performing artists to share their work and create new connections.
2021 Winnebago St. Madison, WI
Multidisciplinary art residency (portugal)Are you an artist looking for that special retreat where you can just focus in your creative process? Check us out
ARTErra is a multidisciplinary art residency programme placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. Our project aims hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, work place ,cultural exchanges and ideas with the community and other artists. We offer two distinct spaces: the house where the residents can do the meals, rest, meet each other, and the other space separated , the “”creation yard””, The different work studios are surrounded by a big garden, a animal yard and an orchard, are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in a very relax and comfortable environment. We also have a workroom in the main square of the village where small exhibitions, talks and performances can be presented. This is the perfect place where to do “”try out”” and show your work. During the years we have built a strong relationship with the people of Lobão da Beira who are open and curious about ARTErra artists. Artists from very different disciplines and background search for retreats and places where they can change environment and focus in they´re work, our residency facilitates this escape. We accept application from artists who work in all disciplines […]
Rua Nossa Senhora do Crasto
ARTErra – Multidisciplinary art residency (portugal)Are you an artist looking for that special retreat where you can just focus in your creative process? Check us out
ARTErra is a multidisciplinary art residency programme placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. Our project aims hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, work place ,cultural exchanges and ideas with the community and other artists. We offer two distinct spaces: the house where the residents can do the meals, rest, meet each other, and the other space separated, the “creation yard”, The different work studios are surrounded by a big garden, a animal yard and an orchard, are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in a very relax and comfortable environment. We also have a workroom in the main square of the village where small exhibitions, talks and performances can be presented. This is the perfect place where to do “try out” and show your work. During the years we have built a strong relationship with the people of Lobão da Beira who are open and curious about ARTErra artists. Artists from very different disciplines and background search for retreats and places where they can change environment and focus in their work, our residency facilitates this escape. We accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and […]
R. Nossa Sra. do Crasto nº 380, 3460-207 Tondela, Portugal
Land404 is founded by artists Christopher Landin and Simone Ærsøe. From their farm on the southeast coast of Sweden, they run a residency program and facilitate workshops, events and exhibitions. Based in the countryside far from any major cities, Land404 is interested in examining rural spaces in the context of western civilisation. To create a flow of information and dialogue from the periphery to the center most of the work created and shown at the farm is also exhibited in urban contexts.
gullholma 404, 373 75 jämjö
Ortega y Gasset Projects (OyG) is a non-profit artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Founded in May 2013 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, OyG moved to Gowanus in February 2015. Ortega y Gasset is a non-profit organization run by a group of directors based in New York and other regions throughout the US. All directors are working artists and in addition to writing, curating, installing and doing administrative work to run OyG, their directorship enables them to connect with the community that OyG fosters to support their practices as painters, photographers, sculptors and writers. OyG is entirely run by working artists, and so recognizes that exploration is key to the sustainment of artistic vitality. Thus, we embark on an exploratory model where artists take the role of curator, critic and promoter. Working without specific intentions of commercial profit or an explicit curatorial ideology, the goal of OyG is to mount exhibitions that provoke interpretation and dialogue and bolster artistic community. In doing so, we participate within a wider forum to disseminate aesthetic experience in new ways and expand our roles, priorities and scope of influence within art culture. Half of the current co-directors of OyG live outside of New […]
363 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Exhibition space in Basel. Run by Caroline von Gunten and Simon Lieberherr. Mission Das FAQ ist ein Kunstraum, eine Galerie und ein Ort für Projekte. Frequently Asked Questions sind der kuratorische Leitfaden des FAQ. Die gezeigten Positionen werden sich alle oft gestellten Fragen stellen. Damit soll die Möglichkeit für Künstlerinnen und Künstler geschaffen werden, sich mit zeitgenössischen Fragestellungen auseinander zu setzen. Die Mischung der Sprachen im Namen des Ausstellungsraumes deutet darauf hin, dass sich dieser Ausstellungsraum zur Gänze in der Gegenwart befindet. Er ist dem Druck und den Einflüssen globaler Sprachen, neuer Medien und sich verschiebender Kulturen nicht nur ausgesetzt, er probiert laufend zu Adaptieren und zu Lernen. Vernetzung, Öffentlichkeit und niedrigschwelliger Zugang bilden den Rahmen für alle Aktivitäten im FAQ. Das Jetzt und dessen unmittelbarer Transport in das globale Bewusstsein des Cyberspace bilden einen zentralen Ansatz der Vermittlungsstrategie des FAQ.
flat1 was founded 2008 by the artists karin maria pfeifer and sula zimmerberger. Based in Vienna, flat1 presents various thematic group shows with generally three to five participating artists. The focus of flat1 is on contemporary fine arts. Interdisciplinary fringe events such as live music, DJ-lines and performances are work in progress. The chief aim of flat1 is to support the creative exchange between inter/national artists who share similar thematic and/or artistic approaches and might not have met otherwise. In the independent environment of flat1 they are given the opportunity to communicate and create dynamic networks, such as programs devised by its two founders Karin Maria Pfeifer and Sula Zimmerberger.
U-Bahnbogen 6-7,Gumpendorferstr. U6 1060 Wien
Gradient Projects is a contemporary art initiative based in Thomas, West Virginia. We are currently developing a project space at 218 East Avenue in order to host exhibitions, artists-in-residence, performances, concerts, films and other art-based experimentation.
218 East Ave. Thomas, WV
Contemporary Art Gallery – Australian and South East Asian Artists BLACKCAT Gallery is founded in Feb, 2016. This unique space in the heart of the Art precinct Fitzroy, aiming to support local emerging and establish contemporary artists and also showcase emerging South-East Asian artists in Australia. The space is unique and provides a flexible floor plan to cater for a variety of mediums and installations. Artists will showcase the high calibre work being created throughout Australia and South-East Asia. We promote international exchange shows for local artists and provide art education programs. Our Journey: 2016 in Hawthorn 2017-2021 in Collingwood 2021- Current 420 Brunswick St. Fitzroy
420 Brunswick St. Fitzroy 3065
press to exit project space was established in 2004 as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the field of visual arts and curatorial practices. It is leading organization in Macedonia that deals exclusively with the presentation, production and education in the field of contemporary art and curatorial practices by initiating and supporting theoretical research practices and projects that arise from the complex socio-political, economic and cultural context. The organization is dedicated to undertaking a critical examination and evaluation of the questions raised by contemporary artists, curators, architects, and theorists in relation to the contemporary socio-political framework in which their practices emerge. In this sense, press to exit project space develops and offers alternative models of education and production that will lead to further education of the individual (cultural workers and the general public) and strengthening its capacity in relation to contemporary engaged, research and critical art and curatorial practices. Its particular focus is put on stimulating international collaborations and networking, as a recognized partner of Macedonia collaborating with recognized international cultural organizations and individuals, which results with numerous exhibitions, conferences, publications, symposia, meetings, etc. press to exit project space program is based on four main activities such […]
Orce Nikolov 58/1-5, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
AADK Spain is an artist-run platform that develops spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality. The platform advocates the decentralization of culture and access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as means to understand global problems. Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia) it holds several programs among which its Artist Residency and Cruce Programs stand out. As a team, we believe that all artists we host are an active part of our platform. Therefore, we foster networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises, helping to promote their mobility on national and international circuits.
Calle del Castillo,30 Blanca Murcia
The Syndicate of Creatures manifest We are KRÆ. We are creatures. We are a syndicate of creatures who believe that the world needs radical rethinking While the capitalistic autocannibliism devours our nature, feasts on all living creatures and living growths; while we humans becomes a bottomless gap of insatiable needs, in a splintered world, where reflection hurts as the world is spinning in the wrong direction; we turn into disturbing creatures – we become KRÆ – creatures identifying with critters and growths, emerging as beings of the earth.We gather around exhibitions, events, rituals and conversations. We work with events that revolves around inter-connectedness, either to nature, the world, the past, the future, and not least to each other. We want to create an experimental non profit environment for rethinking, we start by dealing with the grotesque, the absurd, the rejected, the elements of nature, the robots and death. We use art and poetic collaboration as a gateway to disturb our fossilized mindsets and awaken numb senses. In the beginning our base was an old stable in the omeat packing district in Copenhagen. This government-protected stable has essentially been preserved since the Industrial Revolution took place in Copenhagen when butchering and […]
Vesterbrogade 101, copenhagen
HilbertRaum is an independent, non-commercial, artist-run project space. It opened in January 2015 in the middle of Reuterkiez in Berlin-Neukölln. Behind HilbertRaum is a group of 17 Berlin-based artists, who take turns curating and organizing two-week exhibitions throughout the entire year. Projects incorporate a broad range of painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and performance. HilbertRaum is named after the infinitely dimensioned Hilbert space, a concept developed by the mathematician David Hilbert. To us, it represents an open, undetermined and evolving structure of self-organization with the expectation of the unexpected. HilbertRaum ist ein unabhängiger, nichtkommerzieller, von Künstlern betriebener Projektraum. Er eröffnete im Januar 2015 inmitten des Reuterkiezes in Berlin-Neukölln. Über das Jahr verteilt wird alle zwei Wochen eine neue Ausstellung eröffnet, wobei sich die 17 Künstler in ihrer kuratorischen Leitung abwechseln. Gezeigt wird ein breites Spektrum an Malerei, Fotografie, Skulptur, Video, Installation und Performance. HilbertRaum ist nach dem unendlich dimensionierten Hilbertraum benannt, einem Konzept des Mathematikers David Hilbert. Er repräsentiert für uns eine offene, nicht festgelegte und sich weiter entwickelnde Struktur der Selbst-Organisation, die das Unerwartete erwarten lässt. Current members / aktuelle Mitglieder Sascha Appelhoff, Juan Arata, Feriel Bendjama, Eli Cornejo, Ellen DeElaine, Mathias Deutsch, Kuno Ebert, Andy Holtin, KeumHwa […]
Reuterstr. 31, 12047 Berlin
Our mission is to increase the number and range of people experiencing the arts through access and participation and to further opportunities for artists and the local community across a broad range of art forms that will enrich, educate and provide enjoyment. Located in a warehouse in Marrickville we have a gallery, six artist studios, and an atelier space where access and participation is provided to the local community through tutored skills-based classes and untutored arts groups. Scratch Art Space is an artist initiative founded and managed by Artist Carmel Byrne.
67 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Lease Agreement is an artist-run and sometimes nomadic curatorial project by Adam Farcus. The gallery programing continues in the tradition of alternative art spaces by organizing conceptually rigorous, engaging work for exhibitions, screenings, performances, and art events. Lease Agreement partners with galleries, organizations, and utilizes public spaces to bring contemporary art to viewers. Currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lease Agreement’s programing is a continuation of the previous iteration of the space which spanned from October 2013 to August 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-founded by Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa, Lease Agreement Baltimore was a residential art space and curatorial project set in the front rooms of a row house.