The independent art space nyg|west was founded Sophie C. Polheim and 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. In addition to changing exhibitions and events we organized the festival In Parallel Spaces – Festival for Contemporary Music and Performance 2018+2019, to promote cooperation between local and international artists and musicians. From 2019-2022 we organized the LINDENOW Project Space Festival.