Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art is a leading institution for contemporary art in the Region of Istria, Croatia. It is a flexible concept that works in the space of “in between” – different positions and ideas: as a project space, a gallery, an office, an active agent, focusing on presentation, exhibiting, research, development, understanding, promotion, communication, networking in the field of contemporary artistic practices, emerging artists, curating, research, innovative and creative culture.
Apoteka is a project space, where different exhibition formats and a variety of artistic positions, practices and media are explored and made visible. It is a place for artistic and curatorial research and discussion.
Program is focused on research, understanding and presentation of contemporary artistic practices as a “generator” of new content, formed as an open and flexible structure.
Apoteka is established in 2013 as an initiative by Matija Debeljuh (visual and film artist) and Branka Bencic (curator) in in the old town Vodnjan (Istra, Croatia) in the premises of an abandoned pharmacy.
Space is granted by a lease from Vodnjan Municipality City Council, committed to the temporary use of abandoned buildings and premises in the town.
Apoteka is registered as an artists association.