Layr Wuestenhagen was established by Emanuel Layr and Thomas Wüstenhagen as a project room for contemporary art with an emphasis on young emerging artists from Austria and abroad, who work in various media (painting, photography, film/video, sculpture/object, installation). In September 2005 the gallery moved to a larger space (including viewing galleries, offices and related spaces) in Vienna's city center, surrounded by established as well as up and coming commercial galleries. Layr Wuestenhagen has maintained an imaginative programme of solo exhibitions, punctuated by frequent group shows. A substantial range of the gallery work takes place in cooperation with national and international institutions such as museums, galleries and art fairs. Since its foundation, the gallery has participated in international art fairs such as Fiac Paris (2004-2008), Art Cologne (New Contemporaries 2005/2006, Open Space 2008), Art Brussels 2006, NADA Art Fair (2007/2008), LISTE Basel (2008/2009), viennAfair (2005-2009), The Armory Show (2009/2010).