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Top 10 Berlin Galleries

Berlin has firmly established itself as one of the artistic capitals of the world, most people know the story of the Berlin wall, and the influx of artists into this city throughout different historical periods.

So it makes sense to have an acclaimed Berlin based, Swedish artist Sara Wallgren put together her list of favourite Berlin galleries.

Now to the list (in no particular order):

1.Carlier Gebauer

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An interesting commercial gallery space that continuously flow of fantastic contemporary artists, including: Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu. See more here

2.Galeri Nordenhake

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A Gallery with locations both in Stockholm, and in Berlin. Artists from both Stockholm and Berlin exhibit in both locations, pieces comes from a vide range of disciplines but  the usual focus here is on minimalist expression. Artists exhibiting at this gallery amongst others include: Jonas Dahlberg and Helen Mirra. See more here

3. König Galerie

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This gallery has one of the most spectacular gallery spaces one can imagine. Both as a spectator and as an artist. Located in St Agnes, a church built in the mid sixties. This exhibition space really offers the exhibiting artist an unusual space to create great exhibitions in with it’s giant ceiling and concrete panelled walls, with the exhibition space levitating over the ground floor. See more here

4. Sprüth Magers

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Sprüth Magers has expanded from its roots in the Rhineland to become an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting the very best in groundbreaking modern and contemporary art. This is one of the larger gallery spaces in Berlin. Located in Mitte, close to the core of the tourism around Alexanderplatz. Sprüth Magers exhibits Sterling Ruby and Thea Djordjadze among others. See more here

5. Barbara Wien

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Nina Canell, Luca Frei and Hague Yang are a some of the artists exhibited by Gallery Barbara Wien. The gallery space has more  intimate, apartment style touch to it than the usual sterile exhibition space. This leaves the artist with interesting possibilities for exhibitions. Barbara Wien also has a publishing house and publishes artistic books and sells them onsite. See more here

6. Konrad Fischer

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Konrad Fischer Galerie was first to show American artists such as Carl Andre, Sol Lewitt, and Robert Smithson in Germany and is still the only European representative for Bruce Nauman. Established German artists : Bernd + Hilla Becher, Hanne Darboven, Wolfgang Laib, and Thomas Schütte exhibition in the programme regularly, along with younger artists: Manfred Pernice, Gregor Schneider. See more here...

7.Zak Branicka

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The ŻAK | BRANICKA Foundation and its Berlin gallery, ŻAK | BRANICKA, are dedicated to the integration of primarily Polish and other East European artists. The gallery displays 70’s icons part of the Eastern European Avant-Garde movement (Zofia Kulik, Jozed Robakowski) and also works with video and performance artist Katarzyna Kozyra. See more here

8. Savvy Contemporary

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This Wedding Art-Space broadens the perspective of the art community. Savvy Contemporary actively crosses borders between continents to challenge Western conceptions and paradigms of art especially from the African continent. See more here

9. Tanya Leighton

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Tanya Leighton is a vibrant flash in the Berlin Gallery scene. This is a gallery that shows both upcoming and more established artists such as Dan Rees and Sharon Hayes. The gallery has two spaces on Kurfürstenstrasse, with one space on the smaller and intimate side and the other much larger. High energy art! See more here

10. Peres Projects

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When you walk into Peres off Karl Marx Allee, you’re greeted with fantastically large contemporary works, sculpture and installation. See more here

Special Mention : Spektrum

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This is one of the most interesting and most active spots Berlin for the Media and Sound Art scene. Almost every night of the week there is something happening at this location. If there is not an exhibition there is a performance or a lecture.See more here...

Some of Sara’s Work:

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