Sophie Constanze Polheim                                                        

The independent art space nyg|west was founded by media artist and art historian Sophie C. Polheim and theater scholar and musician Henrik Rohde in 2016. The gallery is located in the west of Leipzig, an area which is known for its large art scene. The program focuses on young, emerging artists and international artists. In regular exhibitions, we mainly focus on media art, performance, sculpture and photography. Networking among young, local and international artists and the creation of a space that is not based on the commercial aspect of art and culture is central to the activity of nyg|west. A framework program is complementing most of the exhibitions, making them interdisciplinary and participatory. In addition to changing exhibitions and events we organize the festival In Parallel Spaces – Festival for Contemporary Music and Performance, to promote cooperation between local and international artists and musicians. Furthermore, in 2019 we took over organizing the LINDENOW Festival – art space tour in the west of Leipzig.