Founded in 2014 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Gallery built an international reputation for discovering unique talent and taking risks.
In 2017, the Gallery built its second location in Harare, Zimbabwe. Coined CTG Harare, the spcae was designed by artist Rachel Monosov and is organized in collaboration with local partners Dzimbanhete Art Interactions. Setting international artists in conversation with local creators and communities, CTG Harare is surrounded by bushland and small villages. The years spent in Zimbabwe allowed the Gallery the time and knowledge to add a robust voice from the Continet to its roster.
In 2020, the Gallery moved its primary exhibition space from NYC to Bucharest, Romania, where it is currently adding an Easter European position to its program; parallels between post-communism and post-collonialism becoming more pronounced.
This itinerant experience is reflected also in the Gallery’s international work as the CTG Collective which oganizes art residencies internationally with editions thus far in Canada, Finalnd, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia, and Zimbabwe.
The Gallery 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 its New York City window during which 31 artists approached states of transition from gender to politics to poetry, curated by Coco Dolle; and Video+Radio+Live, a live and video performance-based collaborative project by 6 galleries based in Romania making part of the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara (2021).
The Gallery was the instigator and is a co-founder of RAD Art Fair in Bucharest, Romania, with Catinca Tabacaru currently acting as its Co-Artistic Director since its inaugural edition in 2023; and of Doi Joi, a second-Thursdays program started in Bucharest in 2022 with plans to expand nationally in 2024.
READ MORE: The First 5 Years: 2014-2019
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 Women’s Voices from the Muslim World, 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.
Ana Maria Stefan
CTG Harare Partner
Galeria Catinca Tabacaru
Calea Giulești 14, Etaj 3
Bucharest, RO 012244
TEL: +40 (0) 722 430 430
Plot 1, Stonehurts
+263 7 83499954