Lateral ArtSpace was initiated in April 2012 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, as an experimental platform for young and emerging artists, emphasizing on the dialogue between local and international artists. Lateral ArtSpace assists and promotes the development of solo exhibitions, group projects, along with a program of events that includes performance, video screenings, public gatherings, books/magazine launches, artist talks. The exhibition program is continuously diversifying while constructing a network of young artists from different countries.

The core of Lateral ArtSpace consists of three Romanian artists: Dragoș Bădiță, Cristina Curcan and Lucian Indrei, who got together during their studies at the Art and Design University of Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Lateral ArtSpace was located at the Paintbrush Factory in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.