Since opening in 1970, von Bartha has exhibited modern and contemporary artists across historically significant movements such as Zero, Arte Concreto and Arte Madí. Representing over twenty artists and estates, the program includes contemporary artists in a dialogue with Kinetic art and Concrete art.
As a long-running, international and contemporary art gallery, von Bartha continues to support the careers of influential artists, such as Camille Graeser, Olle Baertling and Adolf Luther. Building on its foundation, the gallery has established a contemporary program and represents an international roster of artists, working across a diverse range of media: Daniel Robert Hunziker, Imi Knoebel, Superflex, Terry Haggerty, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Felipe Mujica, Sarah Oppenheimer and Landon Metz. Therefore, the gallery nurtures new generations of artists, whilst supporting the continually evolving practice of their established artists.
Initially co-founded by Margareta and Miklos von Bartha, since 2008 the gallery has been under the direction of Stefan von Bartha. The gallery’s relocation and expansion to a converted garage at Kannenfeldplatz has allowed for full-scale exhibitions, including large-scale installations, performances and retrospectives. In 2006 von Bartha opened a second space, located in S-chanf, in the Engadin Alps; the white cube space, in the site of a former barn of an old patrician house, is used for focused projects and site-specific installations.
YAM Gallery focuses on contemporary art representing established and up-and-coming artists from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Canada and France. YAM Gallery organizes solo-shows and collective exhibitions in its installations of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The gallery also participates in international art fairs and offers a program of residencies for foreign artists.
Nils Stærk is a gallery for contemporary art located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since its inception in 1997, the gallery has been representing emergent and established artists mainly primarily from Scandinavia and the Americas. Invested in different approaches, media and genres, these artists share in common an interest in exploring and critically communicating crucial ideas, values and conflicts fundamental to today’s globalised society.
The programme consists of around five presentations a year, primarily solo exhibitions and occasionally curated group exhibitions. In addition Nils Stærk participates in principal art fairs across Europe and the Americas.
It is a priority for the gallery to assist the represented artists in developing and managing their artistic career by establishing collaborations with institutions, museums and other galleries in order to create new projects and opportunities for the artists as well as placing their work in important collections.