TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin is the first center for contemporary art in the northwest of Poland. Founded in 2013, TRAFO takes advantage of its geographical potential – the cross-border location within the Baltic Sea region and the immediate vicinity of Berlin, the cultural capital of this part of Europe. It acts as a unique “display window” through which Szczecin confronts its artistic image with the world. TRAFO follows in the footsteps of contemporary artists and takes an active part in the process of forming a new, experimental aesthetic quality. The center features and promotes contemporary artists, organizes activities in the fields of education, publishing, international cooperation and exchange.
TRAFO’s Artist in Residence program provides an unconventional space for artists where they can live and work, at the same time offering visitors an opportunity to observe the creative process. TRAFO is an exceptional place in the center of Szczecin. It is located in a renovated historic transformer facility in Świętego Ducha street. TRAFO was founded in an exceptional moment in the history of Szczecin, when the city is in the process of establishing its identity as a new artistic and cultural center.