Atelier 030202
Sfanta Vineri nr. 11


Atelier 030202 Gallery is a platform for contemporary art based in Bucharest (RO), dedicated to young artists, curators, art historians and cultural managers that share a passion for experimentation and innovation in contemporary art. Atelier 030202 Gallery is a non-profit art space hosted in the New Hall of the Comedy Theatre, where artistic events coexist with contemporary theater plays and with art interventions of all kinds such as experimental music, performance art, contemporary dance, video projections, installations and urban art. Through a carefully selected program, the gallery has gained a consistent multicultural visual identity. We have a strong curatorial program, but we welcome challenging and consistent proposals. We are open to partnerships with Romanian and international artists and curators, as well as with other institutions and organisations in the art field. Our numerous projects exhibited at Atelier 030202 Gallery have created a unique identity and a new vibe by boosting the educational and cultural Romanian scene through a direct and interactive dialogue between the artists and the viewer. Atelier 030202 Gallery, whose name was borrowed from its location’s zip code, has so far hosted the following major events: NAG#4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10 (The White Night of the Galleries), WEG#1, 2, 3 (The Art Weekend of the Galleries), Arte în București#7, IEEB#4, 5, 6, 7 (International Experimental Engraving Biennial), Ebienale#2 (“George Enescu” International Contemporary Art Biennial) BB#6, 7, 8 (Bucharest Biennale), RDW (Romanian Design Week) and Vienna Fair, 10th Edition. Also, the gallery has collaborated in the realization of several contemporary art exhibitions and conferences with the following institutions: Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara, National University of Arts in Bucharest, Comedy Theatre, Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Mexico in Romania, CNDB (National Centre of Dance Bucharest) and AFCN (Administration of the National Cultural Fund). Atelier 030202 Gallery was founded in December 2009, 20 years after the fall of Communism in Romania, by visual artist and curator Mihai Zgondoiu.


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2018 - 21.09.2018
  • 18:00 - Deschidere
  • 00:00 - Inchidere
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My images are born in the imaginary from the personal archive, sometimes combining the past with the present. Compositions starting from sensory representations reflected in the imaginary can never be precise. They become a type of perceptions that, although they are meticulously presented, are in the end interpretations based mainly on memory. Works in the Missing Thoughts exhibition are gathered under the sign of an absence, censorship, or rather a deliberately selected and metered self-censorship. Whether it is the physical censorship of certain elements of composition, the cutting of anatomical parts, or the use of cliché symbols, such as the lacy leaves covering the intimate parts of the ancient sculptures or the yellow stars in the scandal magazines, censorship influences the way which we perceive and "read" the image. I want to use censorship as a tool in building the composition to reveal or highlight certain ambiguities, intentions or thoughts, and to influence how they are perceived by context. Often the momentum and energy of my painting originates from subjectivity, at least as far as the initial images are formed, starting from the immediate reality. I'm looking to transform images with elements that are sometimes very personal to show a kind of ambivalence. Much of my work is psychological, and most of the work is an investigation of feelings or psychological relationships that relate not only to myself but to others. I start from the personal archive, no matter the characters or objects that populate my paintings, without making them nostalgic or strictly personal.