viennacontemporary 2015 | Newcomers

Read about 25 galleries, who will be presented at viennacontemporary for the first time.

This year for the first time, galleries Christian Lethert and Hammelehle and Ahrens from Cologne will be present at the fair. Two more new entrants at viennacontemporary come from Paris: Bernard Bouche, who will bring three artistic positions to Vienna (Carlo Guaita, John Murphy, and José Pedro Croft) and Caroline Smulders with a solo presentation of Tokyo-born artist Kimiko Yoshida. Other newcomers from Western Europe include Boccanera from Trento and Anna Jill Lüpertz from Berlin. Stefan Lundgren Gallery from Palma de Mallorca/Spain will present two US artists, Luis Gispert and Jacolby Satterwhite, for the first time in Vienna. Further interesting new entrants come from the focus region Eastern Europe, such as up-and- coming Triangle Gallery from Moscow. Yay Gallery, which was founded in 2012, comes from Baku/Azerbaijan. Eastward Prospectus from Bucharest, which was only founded last year by Andrei Breahnă and Raluca Şoaita, will show a solo presentation of Marilena Preda Sânc at viennacontemporary. And for the first time, Fait Gallery from Brno/Czech Republic will join us in Vienna.


Ambacher Contemporary

Munich | DE | Stand: F28 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Frank Maier, Tom Hackney, Armin Mühsam, Sylvie Arlaud, Ernesto Canovas, Thomas Draschan, Daniel Schüßler, Otto Muehl, John Giorno
The gallery Ambacher Contemporary, founded in 2004 by Horst Ambacher in Munich, primarily promotes contemporary and international mid-career artists with practices that often combine approaches to painting and sculpture, who´s positions refer to concrete-art, surrealism, naive art, figurative-informal as well as american realism. Gallery Ambacher Contemporary represents following artists: Sylvie Arlaud, Ernesto Canovas, Thomas Draschan, Frank Mayer, Tom Hackney, Otto Muehl, Armin Muhsam, Inge Pries, Daniel Schussler.

Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery

Berlin | DE | Stand: D30 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Daniel Kannenberg, Pola Sieverding, Olaf Hajek, Harald Hermann
Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery, now located in Berlin on Postdamer strasse, was founded in 2010 by Anna Jill Lüpertz, who is a curator, project manager, art consultant and dealer. The project began as a temporary space/ moving gallery, as a concept that embraced a need for change, initiating the search for individualistic physical spaces to compliment the represented artists. In January 2013 gallery settled in a space located in a building of Alexander and Renata Camaro Foundation. Represents following artists: David Barbarino, Astrid Colomar, Pia Dehne, Bettina Ebel, Amir Fattal, Olaf Hajek, Harald Hermann, Daniel Kannenberg, Markus Kiebel, Will Kempkes, Robert Montgomery, Christine Rusche, Pietro Sanguineti, Pola Sieverding, Junior Toscanelli, Weltbrandt, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Lawrence Weiner.


Trento | IT | Stand: F17 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Nebojša Despotović, Valentina Miorandi, Vlad Nanca
Boccanera Gallery was established in Trento in 2007. The founder and director is Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera. Gallery is aimed on discovering unknown artists and helping them to develop research towards a more mature conceptual complexity. The gaze has been gradually expanded towards the scenes of international experimentation, thanks to the involvement of young foreign curators. List of artists represented by the gallery includes Nebojša Despotović, Valentina Miorandi, Vlad Nanca, Marcos Lutyens, Walker Keith Jernigan, Justyna Kisielewska and Richard Loskot.


Budapest | HU | Stand: B31 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Géza Perneczky
Chimera-Project is a program-gallery founded 2013, representing Hungarian and foreign emerging artists. Through its Swiss-Hungarian founders the gallery operates on an international level and is dedicated to a professional thematic exhibition program. Chimera-Project represents 6 artists: Géza Perneczky, Adrián Kupcsik, Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó, Gábor Koós, Tsuyoshi Anzai, Stano Masár.

D+T Project Gallery

Brussels | BE | Stand: B21 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Ivan Argote, Kristof Kintera
D+T Project Gallery was founded in 2010. It is run by  by Gregory Thirion and Alexandre Daletchine. Focused on conceptual art, this gallery represents following artists: Ivan Argote, Elena Bajo, Stephan Balleux, Zachary Formwalt, Goldin+Senneby, Jens Haaning, Kristof Kintera, Federico Martinez Montoya, Hannu Prinz, Nicoline van Harskamp, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor.


Bucuresti | RO | Stand: B29 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Marilena Preda Sânc
Founded in 2014 by Andrei Breahnă, cultural manager, art dealer and art collector and Raluca Şoaita, architect and art collector, EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS is focused on the contemporary artistic production from (and upon) Eastern Europe. Ravzan Anton, Igor Bosnjak, Stefan Botez, Karolina Bregula, Floriama Candea, Radu Cioca, Sebastian Moldovan, Christian Paraschiv and Marilena Preda Sanc are represented by EASTWARD PROSPECTUS at the moment.

Fait Gallery

Brno | CZ | Stand: F35 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Tomáš Bárta, Ondřej Homola, Petr Kvíčala, Kateřina Vincourová
Fait gallery was opened by initiative of Brno investor Igor Fait in 2012. It is a gallery institution that aims on artist’s solo projects and also allow the public to view private art collections. In addition to the main space, which is located in a former malt-house of a brewery and serves for exhibiting works from the collection of the gallery, Fait Gallery has opened up two other spaces: Fait Gallery MEM at the same address, which focuses on up-to-date activities of Czech and foreigner artists and organises 7 short-term exhibitions throughout the year, and Fait Gallery Preview, located in city center, which focuses on young emerging artists. Represented artists of the gallery are Tomáš Bárta, Kateřina Vincourová and Ondřej Homola.

Galerie Bernard Bouche

Paris | FR | Stand: C17 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Carlo Guaita, John Murphy, José Pedro Croft
Bernard Bouche opened his gallery in Paris in 1994. The gallery aims to be recognised as a venue that shows high quality contemporary and conceptual work from international artists. Approximately four to five exhibitions are held each year; at the heart of the gallery programme is an emphasis on contemporary artists and on the rediscovery of historical figures. Among artist represented by the gallery are Michael Boulanger, Raphael Buedts, Antonio Calderara, Gianni Caravaggio, Joce Pedro Croft, Jean Degottex, Peter Joseph, Carlo Guaita, Bernd Lohaus, Charles Maussion, Jorge Molder, John Murphy, Pol Pierart, Bernard Rudiger, Susana Solano, Pierre Tal-coat, Marc Triver and Michele Zaza.

Galerie Caroline Smulders

Paris | FR | Stand: A17 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Céline Cléron, Emmanuel Régent, Kimiko Yoshida
Head of International Market for the Daniel Templon gallery from 1986 to 1989, head of the Art Program and architecture to the Caisse des Dépôts from 1990 to 1991, director of the gallery Thaddaeus Ropac Paris from 1992 to 2002, director of the Contemporary department of Christie’s France from 2002 to 2006, Caroline Smulders founded her gallery in 2007. Caroline Smulders represents a narrow team of artists  in France or abroad, which includes Anee Mann, Madeleine Berkhemer, Céline Cléron, Gérard Fromanger, Marion Lachaise, Gerard Malanga, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Jean Pierre Raynaud, Emmanuel Régent, Pascale Simont, Skall, Veronika Veit, Kimiko Yoshida. 

Galerie Christian Lethert

Cologne | DE | Stand: A08 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Imi Knoebel, Winston Roeth, Frank Gerritz, Rana Begum, Daniel Lergon, Nelleke Beltjens
Founded in August 2006 in Cologne by Christian Lethert. This gallery pursues a clear concept of reduced and abstract positions in Contemporary Art, referring to painting, sculpture and photography. Five to six times a year the gallery presents interesting single and group exhibitions, combined with a supporting program of lectures and controversy. Galerie Christian Lethert represent following artists: Jill Baroff, Rana Begum, Nelleke Beltjens, Henrik Eiben, Fergus Feehily, Lutz Fritsch, Joe Fyfe, Frank Gerritz, Hubert Kiecol, Imi Knoebel, Gereon Krebber, Daniel Lergon, Kai Richter, Winston Roeth, Max Sudhues.

Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens

Cologne | DE | Stand: A03 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Vincent Tavenne, Matthias Schaufler, Thomas Arnolds
The gallery was founded in January 1994 in Stuttgart as a showroom for young fresh art by the former art students Bernd Hammelehle and Sven O. Ahrens.  In 2002 gallery moved to Cologne and established there the gallery building together with Luis Campaña, Vera Gliem and Sabine Schmidt. The gallery works as an interface for young upcoming art and established positions of the 1990’s with clear concepts in painting, sculpture, new media and installation. Today Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens represents 17 artists: Thomas Arnolds, Lutz Driessen, Thomas Grötz, Tine Furler, Stephan Jung, Isabel Kerkermeier, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Markus Oehlen, Thomas Rentmeister, Andreas Rüthi, Jan Scharrelmann, Matthias Schaufler, Anja Schwörer, Vincent Tavenne, Ina Weber, Jens Wolf and Daniela Wolfer.

Galerie Nicola von Senger

Zurich | CH | Stand: C27 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Drago Persic
Gallery Nicola von Senger AG was created in 2005 by Nicola von Senger in Zurich. This gallery aims to attend to its artists personally and in the long term, to build up networks, and to exhibit its artists periodically every two to three years. Beni Bischof, Olaf Breuning, Buetti, Dejanoff, Saskia Edens, Thomas Feuerstein, Tom Fellner, Gelitin, Lori Hersberger, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Gianni Motti, Martin Parr, Drago Persic, Augustin Rebetez, Mario Sala, Arcangelo Sassolino, Simon Senn and Till Velten are represented by Galerie Nicola von Senger.

Galerie Rothamel

Frankfurt | DE |Stand: E36 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Eckart Hahn
The gallery was founded in 1996 by the art historian Jörk Rothamel. 
Galerie Rothamel is located in two offices in Erfurt and Frankfurt am Main and represents established positions and also aspiring artists. 
The gallery publishes numerous catalogs, works regularly with museums, exhibits at art fairs and represent following artists: Axel Anklam, Nabil El Makhloufi, Jörg Ernert, Harald Reiner Gratz, Jochen Görlach, Moritz Götze, Eckart Hahn, Dana Meyer, Michiko Nakatani, Nguyen Xuan Huy, Wieland Payer, Rodion Petrov, Hans-Christian Schink, Annette Schröter, Ulrike Theusner, Thitz, Raissa Venables.

Kasia Michalski Gallery

Warsaw | PL | Stand: F33 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Damir Očko, Maurice Schobinger, Jurek Wajdowicz, Katarzyna Mirczak
The Kasia Michalski Gallery is a commercial exhibition space focused on contemporary art and photography from Poland and abroad, was created by Kasia Michalski in March, 2015. It functions as a stepping stone for emerging and mid-career artists to share, promote and sell their creations outside the sometimes unapproachable boundaries of the art world. While the gallery runs a core white cube exhibition space, it also functions as a cultural meeting point where visitors can learn about and enjoy creativity within an accessible framework. List of represented artists as of March 2015: Maurice Schobinger, Jurek Wajdowicz, Katarzyna Mirczak, Damir Očko, Agnieszka Brzeżańska.

Loock Galerie

Berlin | DE | Stand: B22 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Ivan Grubanov
Loock Gallery was founded in 1988 in Berlin-Mitte as Gallery Wohnmaschine, where Friedrich Loock began showing art in his private apartment in former East Berlin, thus combining aspects of living, working, and art production. In 2008  the gallery moved to a 4300 sq ft space next to the Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, changing the name to Galerie Loock in order to reflect the gallery’s conceptual evolution. Since April 2013 the Gallery is based in Potsdamer Straße 63. Loock Galerie represents Ivan Grubanov, Anton Henning, Leiko Ikemura, Callum Innes, Michael Kalmbach, York der Knoefel, Noguchi Rika,Takehito Koganezawa, Rei Naito, Peter Rösel, Alec Soth, Natalia Stachon, Yoshihiro Suda, Gavin Tremlett, Kaoru Usukubo, Charlie White, Miwa Yanagi, Holly Zausner, Jonathan VanDyke.

Martin Asbæk Gallery

Copenhagen | DK | Stand: B01 | Artist at viennacontemporary 2015:  Sofie Bird Møller
The gallery was established in 2005 by Martin Asbæk (b.1975) in Copenhagen and focuses on contemporary Scandinavian as well as international art by well-established and up-coming artists who work in a wide range of media; painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, embroidery. Martin Asbæk Gallery participated in many art fairs in Europe and USA for instance Paris Photo, VOLTA NY/ Basel, The Armory Show NY, Art Brussels. List of artists: Tjorg Douglas Beer, Niels Bonde, Elina Brotherus, Jesper Carlsen, Berta Fischer, Nicolai Howalt, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Eva Koch, Martin Liebscher, Soren Martinsen, Paul Mcdevitt, Sofie Bird Møller, Conrelius Quabeck, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Maria Rubinke, Matt Saunders, Lisa Strombeck, Trine Sondergaard, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Clare Woods.


Cologne | DE | Stand: A22| Artist at viennacontemporary 2015: Albert Mayr
MARTINETZ focuses on young emerging art. A special emphasis is put on transmedial working artists who preferentially cover the field of performance, video or soundinstallation. MARTINETZ represents artists from Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Poland. The gallery was founded 2015 by Petra Martinetz and is based in the center of Cologne, Germany. Artists represented by the gallery: Christian Eisenberger, Amir Fattal, Christian Keinstar, Albert Mayr, Thomas Palme, Evamaria Schaller, Tina Schwarz.

One Work Gallery

Vienna | AT | Stand: B23 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Daniel Ferstl, Titania Seidl, Manfred Hubmann, Philipp Fleischmann, Nana Mandl, Albert Allgaier, Adnan Balet Balcinovic, Cäcilia Brown, Judith Eisler, Bernhard Garnicnig, Gerhard Himmer, Bert Löschner, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Sarah Pichlkostner, Marusa Sagadin, Toni Schmale, Lukas Thaler, Marianne Vlaschits, Lucas Zallmann, Salvatore Viviano
In May 2014 Salvatore Viviano opened the One Work Gallery in Vienna. The main concept of the One Work Gallery is to present only one work at a time. Gallery stands for specific abstraction and abstract specificity. Every artist of the gallery is unique. One Work Gallery shows ultra-contemporary art and rare jewels from the past.

Photon Gallery

Ljubljana | SI | Stand: F37 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Stane Jagodič, Roberto Kusterle, Ladislav Postupa
Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography was established in 2003 in order to present and promote the artists from the Central and especially Southeast Europe, who are in particular engaged in the field of contemporary art photography and art video. Photon is a member of EMoP. In 2013 Photon has expanded its activities abroad and opened a gallery space in Vienna. This gallery represents: Goran Bertok, Roman Bezjak, Gabriella Csozso, DK, Anna Fabricius, Gyula Fodor, Markis Guschelbauer, Gabor Kerekes, Peter Kostrun, Roberto Kusterle, Marko Lipus, Stane Jagodic, Paula Muhr, Borut Peterlin, Eva Petric, Aniko Robitz, Aleksander Valchev and Sandra Vitaljic.


Warsaw | PL | Stand: E20 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Tomasz Kulka, Jakub Ciężki, Adam Jastrzębski
Propaganda Gallery, based in Warsaw, is dedicated to the promotion of Polish and Israeli art and their integration to the international art context. Founded in 2007 as appendix2 gallery by renowned art critic and curator Paweł Sosnowski have since featured over 30 shows. In 2010 appendix2 moved to a new location at Foksal Street in Warsaw centre merging its activities with Propaganda Foundation and henceforth acquiring the name of Propaganda Gallery. Tomasz Kulka, Jakub Ciężki and Adam Jastrzębski are represented by Propaganda Gallery.

Richard Saltoun

London | UK | Stand: A15 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Renate Bertlmann, Valie Export, Friedl Kubelka
Richard Saltoun is a London-based gallery specializing in post-war art with a particular interest and emphasis on conceptual, feminist and performance artists that emerged during the 1970s. The gallery has been at the forefront of reintroducing and promoting the work of exceptional artists from the 1970s such as Helen Chadwick, Bob Law, and Jo Spence. Richard Saltoun has worked with and exhibited leading Feminist artists including Renate Bertlmann, Helen Chadwick, Rose English, Alexis Hunter, Valie Export, Friedl Kubelka, Gina Pane, Carolee Schneemann and Jo Spence, all of whom used their art to express and reflect the social turbulence of the times. Richard Saltoun represents the estates of Helen Chadwick, Bob Law, Jo Spence and Shelagh Wakely.

Stefan Lundgren Gallery

Palma De Mallorca | ES | Stand: A21 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Luis Gispert, Jacolby Satterwhite
Mallorca Landings was founded as a gallery in 2011 by Pärnilla and Stefan Lundgren, and currently represents 16 artists, emerging but also established, mostly belonging to a younger generation. The program’s focus is on interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space based approaches in a variety of media: including sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, video, sound and performance. Since September 2013 Mallorca Landings changed name to Stefan Lundgren Gallery when opening a new second space on C. Tomas Forteza 55 which works as our gallery show room. Represented artists: Metthew Brandt, Gerald Davis, Luis Gispert, Devin Kenny, Rannva Kunoy, Justin Lieberman, Roman Liska, Carter Mull, Nathlie Provost, Christopher Richmond, Ry Rocklen, Jacolby Satterwhite, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Kate Steciw, Andrew Sutherland, Jennifer West.

Triangle Gallery

Moscow | RU | Stand: A31 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Gosha Ostretsov, Liudmila Konstantinova, Valery Chtak
Triangle Gallery was founded in 2015 on the territory of Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art by Nadia Stepanova and later on she was joined by art dealers: Elvira Tarnogradskaya and Alisa Baldeschi. Valery Chtak, Polina Kanis, Liudmila Konstantinova, Kirill Kto, Evgheny Kukoverov, Sasha Kurmaz, Sasha Pirogova and Pavel Ziumkin are represented by Triangle Gallery at the moment. 


unttld contemporary

Vienna | AT | Stand: D07 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Josef Bauer, Roxane Borujerdi, Caroline Heider, Sofia Goscinski
Gallery unttld contemporary was founded in Spring 2014. Represents following artists: Alfredo Barsuglia, Josef Bauer, Roxane Boroujerdi, Daniel Domig, Christian Egger, Sofia Goscinski, Caroline Heider, Lukas Janitsch, Paul Leitner, Thomas Wagensommerer.

Yay Gallery

Baku | AZ | Stand: B20 | Artists at viennacontemporary 2015: Farid Rasulov, Rashad Alakbarov
Yay Gallery is the leading contemporary art gallery in Azerbaijan, representing pioneering Azerbaijani artists across several generations and genres. Since being founded in Baku in 2012, it has championed the careers of key Azerbaijani artists who have gained international recognition in recent years including Farid Rasulov, Rashad Alakbarov, Aida Mahmudova, Faig Ahmed, Orkhan Huseynov and Reza Hazare. Located in the heart of Baku’s Old City, Yay Gallery sits amongst designated UNESCO world heritage sites. The gallery was founded by YARAT Contemporary Art Space, a non-profit contemporary art organisation, as part of their commitment to support the infrastructure for art in Azerbaijan.


For more info about participating galleries visit viennacontemporary online catalogue: http://www.viennacontemporary.at/en/online-cataloge/

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