Marie Salomé Peyronnel
Director of Communications
250 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
+1 (212) 260.2481
Public Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery opened its first brick and mortar space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in May 2014. Representing thirteen artists hailing from six continents, the Gallery takes a nuanced and empathetic approach to projects, gravitating towards art that impacts the self and society. It supports authenticity, fearlessness, and conscientiousness, championing work that celebrates the deepening of voices over time.
The Gallery expands past the walls to create valuable dialogue and collaboration with artists embedded in different cultures. The CTG Collective is its primary vehicle, and in the summer of 2015, it created CTG-R, a traveling Art Residency with the first installment in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Residency is now evolving parallel to the Gallery’s space-driven program and has presented institutional and museum projects internationally.
Catinca Tabacaru earned her bachelor degree from the University of California, Berkeley (2003) and her juris doctorate and masters in international law from Duke University (2007). She spent her graduate school years working for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She calls upon this human rights background to shape the conceptual frameworks of her shows, which have included explorations of gender, war, imprisonment and civil rights.
After two years working as a litigation attorney in New York City, Tabacaru started Women’s Voices Now, a provocative organization aimed at giving voice to women living in Muslim-majority countries through the medium of film (2010). She curated a collection of 99 short-films from 40 countries which was made freely available on the web and, at its peak, was watched in 176 countries. She passed on Women’s Voices Now to its new leadership (2012) to focus on her work as an art dealer and curator, and then open the Gallery (2014).