Galateea Contemporary Art
the first gallery in Romania dedicated to contemporary ceramics
Galateea Contemporary Art gallery's broad scope is promoting Romanian contemporary ceramics in an international context, by encouraging partnership and collaboration with similar galleries and international art centers. Its exhibition program is currently coordinated by a group of enthusiastic group of local ceramists that initially had the initiative of setting up a dedicated exhibition space. A recognition of established artists, promoting younger talents and paying homage to masters. An ideal place for challenging encounters in a vivid international context debating the new role of ceramics and its relationship with the visual art in general. An instrument for educating the public at large in order to make this fascinating art of the fire better perceived and understood.
Bienala Arte Decorative 2019, ediția a IV a
Pigmento / Între uzanțe și experiment
now in the gallery
Opened at the end of 2011, GALATEEA CONTEMPORARY ART is Romania’s first art gallery of contemporary ceramics opened after the 90s. Located at 132, Victoria Ave., the gallery enjoys a strategic location along a touristic venue including important cultural landmarks such as the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Museum of Art Collections, the National University of Arts and the George Enescu National Museum.
For many years, the space of the Gallery hosted various art exhibitions. It started in 1953, when the Visual Artists' Union of Romania was allocated this 45 sqm space to be used as an exhibition space. In 1955, Arch. Eugen Vernescu set it up to accommodate V.A.U members’ painting and sculpture exhibitions. In 1955, Arch. Mircea Coradino changed spectacularly the gallery’s interior and front view, prompting the art critics Mihai Ispir and Mihai Drişcu to name it “GALATEEA Gallery”.
In 2009, a Group of dedicated ceramic artists, namely Ioana Şetran, Cristina Popescu Russu, Gherghina Costea, Vasile Cercel, Georgiana Cozma, Romana Mateiaş, Aniela Ovadiuc, Mónika Pădureţ, Bianca Boeroiu, Simona Tănăsescu, Cristina Bolborea and Adela Bonaţ, initiated a new project for remodelling the space in view of hosting contemporary ceramic art events. In the meantime Nicolae Moldovan, Lucia Lobonţ and, more recently, Vlad Basarab have joined the group. Cristina Popescu Russu was designated project manager. Through a relentless effort and the whole team’s voluntary implication, the project was successfully completed and the Galateea Gallery was relaunched in December 2011. Starting with 2012, the Gallery was included in the international art galleries' network. In 2017 the entire lighting system has been replaced with a LED based, high-performance and a maximum color rendering index system.
Regulament expozitie personala
Regulament expozitie de grup
Reprezentare artist pe website
Model apel expozitie de grup
Planul salii de expunere
Program expozitii 2019
Propuneri proiecte 2020
Expozitia curenta in galerie
Calea Victoriei 132
Bucuresti, sector 1
Deschis: Luni-Vineri, 12.00 - 20.00
Tel: +40 745 355 941
Personal exhibition regulation
Group exhibition regulation
Group exhibition invitation template
Artist representation on the website
Exhibition hall layout
2019 Exhibitions Program
Project proposals 2020
Current exhibition in the gallery
132, Calea Victoriei
Sector 1, Bucharest
Open: Mon to Fri, 12.00 - 20.00
Tel: +40 745 355 941