Exhibitions and art work are shown at two locations:
The name Smolka has been associated with the craft of creating frames and selected art trade since 1910. In 2013, Elisabeth Melichar, co-owner of the family business, added another facette to the family-run enterprise and started presenting internationally recognized, contemporary Austrian artists at the premises in central Vienna. Up until June 2017, she operated under the motto elisabethzeigt (elisabethshows).
In the summer of 2017, the gallery was extended and since then, Elisabeth Melichar has been showing her programme under the name Smolka Contemporary. The gallery programme is versatile and includes paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.
In addition, Elisabeth Melichar has been curating the MQ Art Box in the MuseumsQuarter in Vienna since 2014. The MQ Art Box is a prominent venue for exhibiting contemporary art work in public space.