Mission & History

A short history and introduction to our space in Timișoara.

Escape (2018)

LAPSUS is an independent artist-run space and laboratory dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary research in contemporary art through personal and collective projects working with emerging practitioners. Our spaces are situated in the old paint factory “AZUR” on Peneș Curcanul street, nr. 3-5 in Timișoara (Romania).

LAPSUS is a space in a continuous state of arriving, a laboratory experimenting on itself. Here we have about 50 square meters for screenings, exhibitions, demolitions, inventions, bike races, failures, nights, meetings, 3D printing, networking, cut-and-pasting, eating, role-playing, trophy collecting, quitting before we start, fighting, learning, reading and plotting (but sometimes nothing is still the best thing you can do).

Lapsus was founded in 2017 by curator Alex Boca and artist Cătălin Bătrânu, and is focused on presenting new projects. It is a hub for young artists and a small-scale network, a hybrid between a project space and a makerspace where we try to fuse artistic research, new technology, electronics and aesthetics with different philosophies. We have worked with artists from Romania and from abroad, as well as organizations which promote culture and education.

The entrance to the old Azur paint factory. Lapsus is on the first floor, room 23.