About our gallery
WENTRUP was founded in 2004 in Berlin‘s Prenzlauer Berg district. 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 up toward more installative and non-object-related art practices.
WENTRUP‘s cross-disciplinary and transgenerational portfolio now comprises an eclectic group of international contemporary artists, who are critically acclaimed for their unique creative process.
Gallery artists have been included in a wide array of internationally renowned museum exhibitions and were part of international exhibition venues such as the Venice Biennial, documenta, Sharjah Biennial, Whitney Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, La Biennale de Lyon, Manifesta, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Berlin Biennale et al.
In 2009, the gallery relocated to a former couture factory building from the 1950s in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district.
In 2019 WENTRUP moved to a listed brick building constructed in 1928 in the style of New Objectivity in Berlin´s Charlottenburg district where the gallery continues to thrive in its commitment to cultivating a dynamic program dedicated to the diversity, innovation, and ambition of each of its artists.
A year later, WENTRUP II opened as a second gallery space in Charlottenburg.
In August 2021, WENTRUP opened a new space in Hamburg. Housed in an Art Nouveau villa, WENTRUP am Feenteich is a new concept aiming to move beyond the conventional white cube environment. In addition to being a space for collectors to experience contemporary art, it also facilitates encounters between visual art and other creative, cultural, and academic fields