9th September - 30th October, 2021
Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Convergent Acts opening: Wednesdsay, September 8th, 2021, 5pm – 8.30pm until October 30th, 2021 | Wed. – Sat., 2pm – 6.30pm Bubble’n’Squeak is proud to present a group exhibition entitled Convergent Acts, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. The exhibition is on view September 8th – October 30th, 2021. Convergent Acts is the closure event of Bubble’n’Squeak, the pop up curatorial space created by Galleria Anna Marra (Rome), Montoro12 Gallery (Rome-Brussels) and Gallery Nosco (London-Marseille). Bubble’n’Squeak, from March 2021, presented in its Brussels space 6 international exhibitions, and more then 40 artists from all around the world. Convergent Acts is a group exhibition that brings together eleven artists from nine different countries, most of whom are based in Europe. Steeped in material traditions and the poetics of the ephemeral, the wide range of works in this exhibition — from video installations to photography, drawings, paintings and sculptures — set a scenario that allows the artists to confront global issues such as migration, gender, race, the natural environment, and social inequality. The artists reflect upon their experiences to speak to the construction of cultural identity, their decisions, and the place they now inhabit in their lives. Convergent Acts presents intentional processes that serve […]
05th June - 31st July, 2021
Andreea Albani, Ioana Batranu, Razvan Boar, Flaviu Cacoveanu, Mircea Cantor, Norbert Filep, Octav Grigorescu, Ioan Grosu, Nona Inescu, Mi Kafchin, Dan Mihaltianu, Ciprian Muresan, Paul Neagu, Radu Oreian, Eugenia Pop, Serban Savu, Ioana Stanca, Ioana Sisea, Nicolae Romanitan
Selected by Radu Oreian
Bubble’n’Squeak is proud to present Electric Crossroads, a group exhibition by an incredible selection of Romanian artists, spanning from crucial figures of the Romanian art history to contemporary emerging artists working across a variety of media. The exhibition is intended as a multigenerational dialogue across time, geographies and art practices to promote fruitful moments of interaction between the presented bodies of work and their cultural histories. At times of lockdown and social isolation, when we find ourselves craving for human interaction and proximity, Electric Crossroads’ goal is to represent a cultural bridge between Romanian art history and the rest of the continent’s as well as a fervid ground to develop an artistic dialogue across media: painting, drawing, installation and sculptural work engage in a curatorial assemblage of histories and cultural influences. The powerful selection of artists has been curatorially thought through by multimedia artist Radu Oreian (b. 1984) who has envisioned a crossroad as a cultural meeting point for the artists where to establish energetic, somewhat electric connections – “a lavish intersection of matter and thought.” Such crossroads can be interpreted as connection points linking together Romanian art practices of the past with emerging ones fighting to gain recognition in […]
In a moment when the art world has come to a standstill, prioritizing digital viewing rooms and virtual shows, Gallery Nosco (UK-France), Galleria Anna Marra (Rome) and Montoro12 Gallery (Rome-Brussels) are pleased to announce the opening of a joint curatorial physical venue in Brussels called:
The 350 square meter exhibition space is located a stone’s throw away from Wiels Museum and in the vicinity of additional important galleries, private collection spaces and foundations. It will welcome three curators and their projects per year as a joint program; hosted with the incentive of supporting global younger and mid career artists achieve visibility through exhibitions and selected art fairs.
Gallery Nosco was founded in London in 2007.
The gallery ethos is about cultural exchanges, running residency programs to further dialogue and enrich the difference between conceptualism, practices, political environments and cultural history in a contemporary art society.
The gallery operates its innovative programme of exhibitions and projects from Marseille – France, occasionally from London and off site locations while participating in major International Art Fairs.
The Gallery has been focusing its program on Latin America over the last 10 years but also working with artists from the US, Europe and more recently Africa.
Galleria Anna Marra was founded in Rome in 2013.
The Gallery focuses on valorising emerging and middle career international talents, organising curated exhibitions both in its own spaces and in public institutions, while participating in major International Art Fairs.
The Gallery’s intentions encompass maintaining both its attentive eye on Italian art, whose artists represent a high cultural level in the art scene, and offering a glimpse on the worldwide scenario, being always particularly attracted to research which was international in breadth.
Thanks to cooperation agreements with galleries and curators based in New York, in 2016 the Gallery started focusing on American and Afro-American artists.
Montoro12 Gallery was founded in 2012 by Contemporary Art Historian Ursula Hawlitschka, Ph.D., and opened its first exhibition space in the historic Palazzo Montoro in the center of Rome in early 2013.
The gallery represents international emerging and mid-career artists, promoting them through carefully curated exhibitions that demonstrate their innovative conceptual practices. Montoro12 has published numerous exhibition catalogues with scholarly texts, both for the gallery and for museum exhibitions.
In order to further enhance their artists’ visibility, the gallery moved its expanded exhibition space to Brussels, a vibrant center for contemporary art, and opened an artist residency on the outskirts of Rome, which promotes cultural exchange in a beautiful setting. While initially by invitation from the gallery, in 2021 the artist residency program will be curated by Brasilian curator Tiago de Abreu Pinto.
From its inception, Montoro12 Gallery has collaborated with curators, critics, museums and other galleries, preparing a thought-provoking context for the continuing discourse of contemporary art. Many of its artists have participated in renowned exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and have entered prestigious private and public collections. The gallery participates in numerous international art fairs and aims to evolve its efforts to “make art history.”