Sol Calero, Jean Cocteau, William Copley, Mariechen Danz, Peter Doig, Debo Eilers, Peles Empire, Günther Förg, Tim Gardner, Axel Geis, George Grosz, Karl Haendel, Lothar Hempel, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alex Katz, Martin Kippenberger, Alicja Kwade, Michel Majerus, John McAllister, Olaf Metzel, Francis Picabia, Sigmar Polke, David Renggli, Thomas Schütte, Wawrzyniec Tokarski, Marcel van Eeden, Jorinde Voigt, Sophie von Hellermann, Amelie von Wulffen, Franz Erhard Walther, Katharina Wulff
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 opened up toward more performative and non-object related art practices.
Over time WENTRUP carefully broadened its portfolio, which includes artist of older generations who were influential precursors to current art practices while still producing work that is closely connected to the contemporary zeitgeist.
WENTRUP’s portfolio now comprises 13 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.
Since 2009, the gallery has been located in a former couture factory building from the 1950s at the northwest end of Kreuzberg, in close proximity to Potsdamer Platz and Neue Nationalgalerie.