Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC)

Bucharest, Romania

ARAC (The Romanian Association for Contemporary Art) is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012, in order to produce and promote contemporary art in Romania and abroad. The team of ARAC supports and promotes contemporary Romanian artists by attracting funds in order to ensure financial resources – as part of ARAC’s mission statement. An important objective of ARAC is to facilitate international cultural exchanges with artistic environments from around the world. Through the years, ARAC has organised residency programs (58 Plantelor Residency), exhibitions and published art books while actively investigating and reflecting upon emerging developments in contemporary art and culture.

In the next 2 years, between 2020 – 2022, ARAC will carry out, in partnership with the ARTAK350 residence in Iceland, a large-scale project that aims to expand the local contemporary art scene, through a series of cultural events and artistic residencies. The main topics of discussion set for the project: climate change, economic and war migration, new technologies, the gallery and ARAC aims to develop a dialogue about social developments and their perception at the global level. The exhibitions will be followed by a series of discussions and meetings with guest artists and curators for evenings of video and performance screenings called: “Insomnia Nights“. The 2 year-programme will finalize with the Exhibition of the public, a pilot project for the first time in Romania that further encourages the local public to interact with the gallery portfolio.