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Galerie Gisela Capitain

Contemporary Art

Galerie Gisela Capitain was founded in 1986 and is focused on International Contemporary Art from the 1980s to the present.

Since 1986 the gallery developed an ongoing vibrant program with international artists from various disciplines. Günther Förg, Charline von Heyl, Zoe Leonard, Albert Oehlen, Stephen Prina, Franz West, Christopher Wool and Martin Kippenberger belong to the first generation of artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding. For over 35 years, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, European and American Contemporary Art from the 1980s until now. In the 2000s Wade Guyton, Seth Price and Kelley Walker, a generation of emerging artists at the time, joined the program, among others. Adding emerging as well as established artists, including Barbara Bloom, Richard Smith or Monika Sosnowska, the gallery continually evolved its program.

In recent years, Galerie Gisela Capitain has extended its program: Japanese artist Hiroki Tsukuda and Hong Kong based composer, multi media and sound artist Samson Young, joined the gallery, followed by Peruvian artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca, British painter Jadé Fadojutimi and Italian artist Isabella Ducrot. In 2020 the gallery started to work with Ragen Moss as well as Yann Gerstberger. In 2022 painter Liza Lacroix will join the gallery program.

Galerie Gisela Capitain is the representative of the Estate of Martin Kippenberger since 1997.

In October 2008 Gisela Capitain has opened a new, 1300 square meter space in a 1960s glass pavilion in Berlin in collaboration with Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, to continue and extend the gallery‘s program of exhibitions and projects.

Insights From The Exhibitor


Ragen Moss - 2 Assurances
Sep 4–Oct 17, 2020
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Jun 25–Aug 29, 2020
Art Cologne at Galerie Gisela Capitain
May 5–Jun 11, 2020
Franz West
Apr 10–Jun 16, 2020


  • Karla Black
  • Barbara Bloom
  • Maria Brunner
  • Gillian Carnegie
  • Isabella Ducrot
  • Jadé Fadojutimi
  • Günther Förg
  • Luke Fowler
  • Ximena Garrido-Lecca
  • Anna Gaskell
  • Yann Gerstberger
  • Wade Guyton
  • Jacqueline Humphries
  • Rachel Khedoori
  • Zoe Leonard
  • Meuser
  • Ragen Moss
  • Marcel Odenbach
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Laura Owens
  • Jorge Pardo
  • Tobias Pils
  • Seth Price
  • Stephen Prina
  • Richard Smith
  • Monika Sosnowska
  • John Stezaker
  • Hiroki Tsukuda
  • Kelley Walker
  • Franz West
  • Christopher Williams
  • Johannes Wohnseifer
  • Christopher Wool
  • Samson Young
  • Estate of Martin Kippenberger