camera e12

Malmaison Studios

Tell us about camera e12.

Anca Poterașu Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 2011, Bucharest, aiming to support contemporary Romanian artists. The gallery shows both well established and young artists, active in various media – painting, drawing, art-objects, installation, photography and video-art. The exhibition programme is centered on curatorial practices that encourages collaborations with art practitioners from across the country and from all over the world. In 2015, the gallery initiated an international exhibition residency programme – Plantelor 58 – for artists and curators from around the world, establishing a sustainable platform for cooperation. Anca Poterasu Gallery aims to further develop the international visibility of its artists through cooperation with other xgalleries and institutions. Based on the previous success of the curatorial project space programme, run between 2018-2019 in the Spinnerei, Leipzig, the gallery continues to develop the concept of the “nomad gallery”, intending to open different project spaces around Europe.

What do you have upcoming?

Room E12 is the project space of the Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) and hosts concept exhibitions and independent art projects by curators and artists invited by the ARAC team. ARAC (Romanian Association for Contemporary Art) is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012 by Anca Poterașu, aiming to produce and promote the contemporary art in Romania. An important objective of ARAC is to support Romanian artists by facilitating international cultural exchanges through residency programs, art publications and exhibitions. In the last two years, ARAC has carried out an extensive project to encourage local public participation in contemporary art events, organizing guided tours, dialogues with international artists and curators, practical and theoretical workshops for students of all ages. Since 2020, ARAC is an active member of the European Alliance of Art Academies at the invitation of the Akademie der Künste.