RAW Gallery Rotterdam (currently known as Chrysalid Gallery) was born in 2016 to foster a new vision of photography by exhibiting and supporting new and upcoming talents. The artists that we have showed during four years - have challenged their perspectives regarding the medium of photography and the environment that they chose to portray, in order to produce fresh and daring work.
On our side, we created the opportunity and possibility for them to be discovered both by Dutch and international collectors by participating in art fairs and photography festivals. Currently, in the Dutch artistic landscape, we are the only gallery that focuses specifically on the emerging genre of photography only.
In 2018 we have opened the second gallery in Tel Aviv (Israel). Thanks to two gallery platforms we have created not only the place to show contemporary photography, but an international bridge connecting Europe and Middle East.
2019 RAW Gallery achieved the new level of its development. We share our accumulated knowledge with photographers about working at the photography art market through specialized workshops in Rotterdam, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Athens and Kiev. Starting March 2019 gallery has started the new global exhibition: with the US partner “CuratorLove” , together we bring curatorial exhibition throughout the globe: Rotterdam, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York, New Mexico, London and Hong Kong.
Additionally RAW Gallery has an ambition to participate during 2019 at London Art Fair, the Others (Turino) and Maastricht Photo Festival.
The global exhibition, fairs, festivals and created cycle of curatorial photography workshop permit RAW Streetphoto Gallery not only to achieve the artistic ambitions but to support artists and share the knowledge throughout the world.
On the 21st of March 2020 RAW Streetphoto Gallery was renamed Chrysalid Gallery. The new re-emerged version of RAW Streetphoto Gallery has permit us to embrace new artistic media and exhibition wider range of artists and being even more radical in our curatorial work being Chrysalid.