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Q Contemporaryan art space for Central & Eastern European Contemporary Art

Q Contemporary, our vision is to establish one of the leading art space in the world for Central & Eastern European (CEE) contemporary art. We will showcase established and emerging talents from the region, with the aim of raising awareness and interest across Europe as well as in Asia.

Opening in 2020

About Q Contemporary

Q Contemporary is inspired by the rising generation of artistic talents responding to tremendous socio-economic change in post-communist CEE. It was founded in 2018 as a personal art collection and shaped with a curatorial eye for boundary-crossing art forms that defy conventional categorisation.

Today, this collection consists of a burgeoning body of works that focus on CEE artists active from the second half of the 20th century onwards to today, charting the artistic shifts across generations , geographies and genres.  It is the core around which Q Contemporary evolves.

Q Contemporary, international in reach and outlook, will anchor its main activities in Budapest, in a beautiful four-storey 19th-century villa in the heart of the city. Together with our future sites in London and Hong Kong, we offer a dynamic global space for selected CEE artists to display and sell their work, grow their audience and springboard their careers.

What we do

Q Contemporary will achieve its aims through:

Exhibitions

A year-round programme of exhibitions hosted initially at our Budapest space, free and open to the public, along with pop-ups in the region and further afield including London and Hong Kong, will showcase a diverse range of CEE contemporary work to local, European and international audiences.  There will be opportunities for site-specific commissions for our dedicated space in Budapest which includes an outdoor gallery in the garden, as well as collaboration with like-minded institutions, artists, galleries and curators. 

Collaboration with artists

We want our artists to thrive and succeed. From cultivating new audiences around the world to selling works to collectors to helping buyers commission new pieces, we use our commercial savvy and cultural sensibilities to bring together various activities to achieve one goal: to forge a stronger presence and appreciation of CEE contemporary art in the world.  

Artist residency program

An artist residency program will nurture up-and-coming talents in CEE and Asia by giving them the freedom and space to experiment, and eventually display their work. Selected by the Q Contemporary panel on merit, participating artists will benefit from sponsored travels to look for inspiration and engage in cross-cultural exchanges.

Education

Our program of seminars, talks and workshops will help bring context and insight to the artistic energies of a part of the world that, despite its richness, often goes under-reported. 

Library

We are building a library to serve anyone interested to know more about the CEE artists that Q Contemporary collects. Some of this resource may be available online in due course.

Café and shop

A café and a carefully curated range of design products for sale aim to attract more people to visit us and make the space an intimate part of the Budapest scene.

 

 

Q Contemporary

110 Andrassy Avenue, Budapest. 1062 Hungary

 

Hungary office

110 Andrassy Avenue, Budapest. 1062 Hungary

Hong Kong office

805- 806, Man Yee building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Our location

Q Contemporary is located along Andrassy Avenue, right next to the Liget Budapest Project ( the museum project)

  • 7 mins walking distance to the entrance of City Park and the Liget Budapest Project

  • The four new museums in City Park will form a new museum quarter in Budapest along with the Museum of Fine Arts and Hall of Art, all within walking distance from our building

  • Closest metro station is only 100 meters walking distance

 

Layout

  • Total floor area = 1,041 m2

  • Four floors

  • Lift access with the ability to transport artwork

  • Outdoor garden for installation work and sculptures

  • Security system installed, including CCTV throughout the building and a large safe

  • A dedicated exhibition space 440 m2

  • A Library, conference room