RadiatorArts is an organization in Long Island City that gives space to Radiator Gallery and to artist studio spaces.
Radiator Gallery provides local and international emerging and mid-career artists and curators an excellent opportunity to work with and learn about the operations of a multi-disciplinary organization. Radiator regularly presents contemporary art exhibitions, performances, and video programs.
The gallery has opened 8 years ago and has made name for itself by presenting high quality curated exhibitions showcasing both local and international artists. Artists Tamas Veszi (b. in Hungary) and Daniela Kostova (b. in Bulgaria), who run the gallery, had practice outside the U.S. before moving to NYC, so their interest in international exchange is natural. Radiator has partnered with the Austrian Cultural Forum, The French Embassy and Embassy of Israel in NY, and presented group shows in Vienna (Austria), Paris (France), Art Market Budapest.
Our goal is to engage with the NY art scene and local audience but also to connect with the larger international artist community and participate in the current contemporary art discourse. We see the gallery as an interdisciplinary curatorial platform, open to both artists and curators, encouraging experimentation and collaboration. We work closely with all curators to develop their concepts and provide support at every stage of the process in realizing a successful project. Each exhibition is accompanied by special events such as performances, artist talks or group panels that provide context and bring new audiences to the space.
Daniela Kostova is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. Her work has been shown at Kunsthalle (Vienna), Institute for Contemporary Art (Sofia), The Queens Museum of Art (New York), Centre d’art Contemporain (Geneva), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino) and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, (Kassel, Germany) among the others. Daniela has organized numerous projects and collaborations across cultures and disciplines. She was Chief Curator of the BioArt Initiative at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in (Troy, NY) and Director of Irida Art Gallery in Sofia. Kostova is the co-founder of Bulgarian Artists in America, Director of Curatorial Projects at Radiator Gallery in New York, and a board member of the international exchange program CEC ArtsLink.
Tamas Veszi is a multimedia artist with an academic background in painting. He is the founder of RadiatorArts – Radical Mediator for the Arts. With these directorial and curatorial projects, Veszi is seeking a departure from the standards of our industry to set content back at the center of debates and invigorate cooperativeness. His activities as a community initiator bridge a gap between his restless interest for the questions of embodiment and formlessness. Veszi has exhibited his work internationally in Canada, Hungary, England, Germany, France, Austria, Italy and throughout the United States. As RadiatorArts’ director, Veszi has collaborated with the Embassy of Israel, Art Market Budapest, and organized international exchanges with La Couleuvre Art Center in Paris (France) and Bäcker Strasse 4 Gallery in Vienna (Austria). Tamas Veszi lives and works in New York.