About our gallery

WENTRUP was founded in 2004. A former stable in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg was the gallery’s first home. Conceived by Jan Wentrup as a space that reacted to the young, diverse, and international art scene of Berlin, for many artists of the gallery’s early days, it became their first commercial platform.

Tina Wentrup joined in 2006 with her experience and expertise in contemporary theatre and dance from Paris and Berlin. Since then, the gallery has opened to more performative and non-object-related art practices.

Over time, WENTRUP carefully broadened its portfolio, including artists of older generations who were influential precursors to current art practices while still producing work closely connected to the contemporary zeitgeist.

WENTRUP’s portfolio now comprises 21 artistic positions that redefine and expand definitions of painting and sculpture, photography, film, and video and find solutions across genres that are both intellectually exciting and aesthetically appealing.

In 2009, the gallery moved to a former couture factory building from the 1950s at the northwest end of Kreuzberg, close to Potsdamer Platz and Neue Nationalgalerie.

In 2019, its 15th year, WENTRUP opened a new chapter and moved to a gallery space in a landmark building from 1928 in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin.

The gallery regularly participates at prestigious international art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hong Kong, Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles, WestBund Shanghai, and Art Cologne.