Catinca Tabacaru founded her gallery in 2014 in New York City, from where she built an international reputation for discovering unique talent, taking risks, and mounting transformative site-enveloping exhibitions.
In 2017, she built and opened a second location in Harare, Zimbabwe, in partnership with Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions. The building was designed by artist Rachel Monosov. Located 20-minutes outside the city center, it is surrounded by bushland and small villages. Projects in Harare set international artists in conversation with local creators.
In 2020, Catinca Tabacaru moved the Gallery’s primary exhibition space from NYC to Bucharest, Romania. It feels important at this moment to function in a city whose art community is burgeoning; where the work the Gallery supports and exhibits directly contributes to a cultural explosion that will define the coming generations of artists, collectors, and curators.
This itinerant experience is reflected in the Gallery’s international program, which includes the representation of artists from 5 continents, and a traveling residency program.
The Gallery also functions as a platform for multi-disciplinary engagements with a focus on performative practices. Major projects include: TRANS-Ville (2017-2018), a performance art series transpired in the New York gallery’s public window in which artists approach states of transition from gender to politics to poetry, curated by Coco Dolle; and pennyroyal (2019), a sound-based series highlighting New York-based Black women artists, curated by Raphael Guilbert.
Works by Gallery artists have been exhibited and acquired by museums and institutions around the world including the Venice Biennale; Dakar, Cairo, and Bamako biennials; Whitney Museum (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, Albright Knox (Buffalo), NOMA (New Orleans), National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Harare), National Museum of Art (Bucharest), BOZAR (Brussels), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn), and most recently the PAMM in Miami.
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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.
After two years working as a litigation attorney in New York City, Tabacaru started Women’s Voices Now, a not-for-profit 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.
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Galeria Catinca Tabacaru
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