Berlin’s Silberkuppe Gallery Shuts Down After Nearly 10 Years

The gallery participated in the Liste fair in Basel just 10 days ago.

Silberkuppe, installation view of a show by Shahryar Nashat, August 2015.
Silberkuppe, installation view of a show by Shahryar Nashat, August 2015.

Berlin’s Silberkuppe Gallery, which opened in 2008 and exhibited at the Liste fair in Basel just 10 days ago, has confirmed in an email that it will not reopen its doors following the summer break. The gallery’s founders—Michel Ziegler and former art critic and writer Dominic Eichler—would not elaborate on the reasons for the closure. 

The news comes as a surprise considering that the gallery has recently participated in a number of major art fairs around the world. Silberkuppe showed at Art Cologne in April and Frieze New York in May. Just 10 days ago, it presented a booth with works by Anne Speier at the Liste fair in Basel. Last fall, the gallery’s booth at Fiac in Paris was among artnet News’s top selections from the fair.

The gallery first opened in Kreuzberg, in a building that also houses an independent publishing house. Silberkuppe later relocated to Schöneberg, and set up shop next door to photographer Wolfgang Tillmans’s space, Between Bridges.

The gallery’s outstanding program included artists such as Adam Linder, Michaela Eichwald, and Thomas Locher. The current and final exhibition at the space, Win McCarthy’s “Mister,” closes tomorrow. 

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