Gallery Weekend Berlin Announces Artists and Galleries for 2016 Edition

Other cities have adopted Berlin's successful format.

Installation View, Pae White Special No. 127, neugerriemschneider Photo: Marco Funke, courtesy Gallery Weekend Berlin
Installation View, Pae White Special No. 127, neugerriemschneider Photo: Marco Funke, courtesy Gallery Weekend Berlin

Berlin is currently basking in the spotlight of the 66th International Film Festival in Berlin, with numerous high-profile Hollywood stars gracing the German capital with their daily red carpet appearances. For the international art world jet-setters, however, the real date on the calendar for a Berlin visit is at the end of April, when a slew of the city’s galleries align their exhibition schedules and offer some of the strongest shows of the year during Gallery Weekend.

The weekend has managed to establish itself as a magnet for international collectors, leading other cities around the world such as Barcelona or Paris to adopt the successful format and launch their own versions of Gallery Weekend.

Now in its 12 edition, the long weekend will see openings by 54 participating galleries. The program abounds with highlights, including a joint presentation by galleries NEU and Plan B who will exhibit Romanian painter Victor Man; Carlier Gebauer will host Iman Issa’s first show with the gallery; KEWENIG will present Ghada Amer; and Capitain Petzel will hold an exhibition by photographer Christopher Williams.

Photo: Marco Funke, courtesy Gallery Weekend Berlin

Photo: Marco Funke, courtesy Gallery Weekend Berlin

A quick glance at the program reveals, regretfully, that last year’s unusually high number of stellar shows by women artists will not be repeated in this iteration. However, dealers like König Galerie, who generally stand out with the number of established women artists on their roster, do not disappoint.

Here’s the full list of participating galleries and the artists they will show for the 12th edition of Berlin Gallery Weekend:

Arratia Beer: Ed Fornieles
Galerie Guido W. Baudach: Andy Hope 1930
Blain | Southern: Harland Miller
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi: Oscar Murillo; Stephen G. Rhodes
BQ: Jochen Lempert
Galerie Buchholz: Wolfgang Tillmans
Buchmann Galerie: Bettina Pousttchi; Daniel Buren
Capitain Petzel: Christopher Williams
Carlier | Gebauer: Mark Wallinger; Iman Issa
Contemporary Fine Arts: Gert & Uwe Tobias; Christian Rosa
Mehdi Chouakri: Philippe Decrauzat
Galerie Crone: Hanne Darboven
Croy Nielsen: Sebastian Black; Megan Rooney
Delmes & Zander: Horst Ademeit
Galerie Eigen + Art: Carsten Nicolai
Konrad Fischer Galerie: Alice Channer
Michael Fuchs Galerie: Tomi Ungerer
Gerhardsen Gerner: Jim Lambie
Galerie Michael Haas: Paula Modersohn-Becker; Leiko Ikemura
Galerie Max Hetzler: Edmund de Waal
Johnen Galerie: Martin Honert
Kewenig: Ghada Amer
Kicken Berlin: Sibylle Bergemann, Rudi Meisel, Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer, Helga Paris, Petra Wunderlich, Ulrich Wüst
Klemm’s: Bernard Piffaretti
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition: Rirkrit Tiravanija
König Galerie: Annette Kelm; K.H. Hödicke; Katharina Grosse, Jeppe Hein, Camille Henrot, Alicija Kwade, Michael Sailstorfer, Tatiana Trouvé, David Zink Yi
KOW: Tobias Zielony; Hiwa K
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler: Rachel Harrison
Tanya Leighton: Aleksandra Domanovic
Daniel Marzona: Olaf Holzapfel
Mathew Gallery: Richard Phillips
Meyer Riegger: Miriam Cahn
Galerie Nagel Draxler: Egan Frantz; Günther Förg, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Martin Kippenberger, Heimo Zobernig
Galerie Neu: Anne Collier; Victor Man
neugerriemschneider: Tobias Rehberger
Galerie Nordenhake: Michael Schmidt
Peres Projects: Mike Bouchet
Galeria Plan B: Victor Man
Galerija Gregor Podnar: Julije Knifer
PSM: Eduardo Basualdo
Aurel Scheibler: Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Esther Schipper: Tomás Saraceno
Galerie Micky Schubert: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili
Galerie Thomas Schulte: Idris Khan; Daniel Buren
Société: Petra Cortright
Sprüth Magers: Thea Djordjadze; Craig Kauffman; Alexandre Singh
Supportico Lopez: Adriano Costa
Galerie Barbara Thumm: Diango Hernández
VW (Veneklasen / Werner): Pat O’Neill
Galerie Barbara Weiss: Maria Eichhorn
Wentrup: Peles Empire
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner: Per Kirkeby
Barbara Wien: Michael Rakowitz
Zak | Branicka: KwieKulik

Gallery Weekend Berlin takes place from April 29 – May 1, 2016


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