Initially lokal_30 was operating in a small, centrally located apartment. It was located in a place immersed in history – in a former studio of an artist Zuzanna Janin inside a pre-war tenement in Foksal Street in Warsaw, right off the famous Nowy Swiat Street. It has been active and open to the public since 2003, first as an open art studio, and since 2005 as a project and exhibition space lokal_30.
From September 2009 to November 2011 lokal_30 opened a second, parallel, temporary space lokal_30_warszawa_london, on 29 Wadeson Str, London E2, supported i.e. by Institute of Adam Mickiewicz in Warsaw in a frame of Polish Year in GB.
On January 2013 lokal_30 moved to the new space on Wilcza Street, Warsaw, to much bigger space of almost 170 sq m, also centrally located.
lokal_30 is to serve art, artists and give rise to new projects of all kinds: one-off events, works-in-progress, performances, actions, socially-engaged initiatives, meetings and debates. As a gallery, lokal_30 concentrates most of its exhibition and promotion efforts on video works, with a mission to provide the best possible conditions for contact with and reflection on contemporary video art, as well as debates with the artists. lokal_30 is run by Director Agnieszka Rayzacher and collaborates with a great many of artists and curators, who all make it a venue where innovative and fascinating high quality art is exhibited and created.