Arttrakt Gallery was established in April 2010 and since that time has been run by its founder, an art historian Ida Smakosz-Hankiewicz. The area of the Gallery's interest is contemporary art, with particular emphasis on painting. Since the beginning of its activities, the programme has focused on three main aspects:

-      discovery and promotion of young artists,

-      presentation of established artists and classics of Polish contemporary art,

-      promotion and popularization of Polish contemporary art.

 

The major aim of the Gallery is to promote diverse creative attitudes and forms of artistic practice by organizing solo and group exhibitions, publishing catalogs, providing educational activities (workshops for children, art classes) and participating in art fairs, as well as holding promotional art auctions to encourage the buyers to surround themselves with art and to spark their passion for collecting it. The Gallery also supports young artists, for example by organizing residencies, objective of which is their collective work on a project, which final stage consists in an exhibition.

We show current phenomena in Polish art that are noteworthy, intriguing and introduce new values. Each exhibition is based on a coherent curatorial concept; apart from presenting works by artists represented by the Gallery, we also organize themed shows. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication that includes a curatorial statement.

What is more, the Gallery is a place for meetings and discussion about art, a place that supports all forms of activities contributing to popularization of art within our society. Organic work plays an important role here: its goal is to raise interest in art and encourage participation in building art market (workshops, active participation in the annual Night of Museums, promotional and charity auctions, collaboration with traditional and online media).

ARTTRAKT GALLERY

ARTTRAKT Gallery is located at the intersection of Ofiar Oświęcimskich Street and Solny Square in Wrocław, in a part of a Renaissance tenement house reconstructed after the II World War. It used to belong to a Wrocław patrician, Heinrich von Rybish, n.b. an art collector. After the War, the flat on the first floor of the building was a home of Eugeniusz Geppert – an artist, painter, founder and the first Rector of the State Higher School of Visual Arts (PWSSP); he lived and worked there together with his wife, Hanna Krzetucka – a painter and initiator of Eugeniusz Geppert Competition.

 

 

Address:
ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 1/1
50-069 Wrocław
Mobile: 502581905
Email: galeria@arttrakt.pl
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 14:00-18:00;
Saturday: 11:00-15:00