Q Contemporary founded by Queenie Rosita Law, was inspired by a rising generation of artistic talents responding to tremendous change in the post-communist landscape of CEE. The project was founded in 2018 as a personal art collection, shaped with a curatorial eye and consisting of boundary-crossing works of art that defy conventional categorisation.
Today, the collection focuses on works from CEE artists who have been active from the second half of the 20th century onwards. The diversity and richness of CEE art is both fascinating and bewildering. Spanning a region from the Balkans to territories that were formerly under Soviet Union control, CEE contemporary art is marked by strong historical and social differences. This has resulted in many of its leading artists being kept in the shadows of the global art market. We see huge opportunities for more people to discover this vibrant and often overlooked art scene.
This growing collection forms the cornerstone of our identity and activities, ranging from joint exhibitions with partnering museums to collaboration with artists and our commitment to education and research. International in reach and outlook, Q Contemporary’s main presence is in a beautiful four-storey 19th-century villa in the heart of Budapest.