Slag Gallery was founded in 2008, Chelsea, NY by Irina Protopopescu. The gallery actively exhibits, represents and upholds a diverse group of national and international, emerging artists embracing diverse practices. With a dynamic exhibition schedule, the gallery is characterized by its commitment to support and sustainably nourish the careers of the artists in its roster. Furthermore, the gallery's efforts concentrate on local and international exposure of works by its artists providing cultural exchange with art institutions and organizations, publishing catalogs, and collaborating with other galleries.
Artists represented have exhibited extensively in museums and galleries worldwide and were included in exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, and Prague Biennial. Their work was shown in exhibitions at museums and institutions such as MoMA PS1 in New York; The Drawing Center, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Marina Abramović Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); MODEM Modern and Contemporary Art Center, Debrecen; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; MKM Museum Kuppersmühle, Duisburg; Kultur Fabrik, Luxembourg; Brukental Museum, Sibiu; The Museum of New Art, Detroit; NJMoCA; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Birmingham Museum of Art: Boulder MoCA; the Islip Museum of Art, NY; Marfa Contemporary, TX; Kunsthaus Worms, GE; Kunstverein Viernheim, GE, Museum of Art and Design, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park.