Founded in 1991 and directed by Marie-Blanche Carlier and Ulrich Gebauer the gallery promotes international contemporary art and currently represents over 30 international artists. The program veers towards aesthetic and conceptual research in the fields of sculpture, installation, film, photography, painting, and drawing.
Rather than following a specific theoretical framework the gallery offers their artists a professional space to experiment. This allows for an antithetical spectrum of positions to be shown and gives the program its independent profile. The gallery has proven to be a key platform for the artists’ development by producing crucial exhibitions for their career, amongst others the participations of:
Cecilia Edefalk, Michel François and Thomas Schütte at documenta Kassel / Germany.
National pavilions at the Venice Biennial represented by the following gallery artists:
Michel François (Belgium, 1999 ), Mark Wallinger (United Kingdom, 2001), Aernout Mik (Netherlands, 2007), Laure Prouvost (France, 2019).
Gallery artists' prestigious awards and nominations:
2018, Julie Mehretu, New York Liberty Award for Artistic Leadership
2017, Richard Mosse, Prix Pictet
2017, Iman Issa, Preis der Nationalgalerie / Shortlist
2015, Maria Taniguchi, Hugo Boss Asian Art Award
2014, Richard Mosse, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
2013, Laure Prouvost, Turner Prize
2011, Guillaume Leblon, Prix Marcel Duchamp
2009, Paul Graham, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
2007, Mark Wallinger, Tuner Prize
2005, Aernout Mik, Blue Orange Prize / Shortlist
2005, Thomas Schütte, Goldener Löwe Venice Biennial
2002, Aernout Mik, Dutch National Heineken Art Prize