GAEP Gallery

Founded in 2014 by Andrei Breahnă (gallerist and cultural manager) and Raluca Șoaita (architect), Gaep was initially named Eastwards Prospectus and focused on artistic practices from Eastern Europe. In 2019, the gallery changed its name to become consistent with the new international nature of the programme, a result of the connections established over time with the international milieu of contemporary art. The current programme includes artistic practices that reflect various sociopolitical contexts and different generational positions, in an attempt to transcend established borders and circulate artworks and ideas in new ways.

In the span of eight years, between 2014 and 2022, the gallery presented 35 exhibitions, showcasing new artworks and introducing international artists to Romanian audiences, and participated in 25 international art fairs. Awards and nominations include: 2022 Radio România Cultural Nomination, Visual Arts category, for the exhibition Mircea Stănescu: Meditation upon Measure; 2020 Radio România Cultural Award, Visual Arts category, for the exhibition Marilena Preda Sânc: Subjective (De)Constructions; Opening Prize at ARCOmadrid 2019, with a solo presentation of Ištvan Išt Huzjan; Sardi per l’arte Back to the Future Special Mention at Artissima 2017, with a solo presentation of Marilena Preda Sânc.