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OPEN WALLS Gallery
With a strong focus on Public Art, OPEN WALLS Gallery is one of the most renowned art galleries in Berlin and beyond. Founded in 2012, this unique space grew to be an inevitable stop for any urban art lover and the hub of today’s most talented artists working in this creative field. At its realm stands a French couple, composed of Elodie Bellanger and Guillaume Trotin, two curators who were previously managing West Berlin Gallery, along with running the Art Department of Stattbad Wedding.
It was the very first show that Elodie Bellanger and Guillaume Trotin organized in 2010 that influenced the course of their careers and gave direction to their game plan. The exhibition, featuring the artwork of street artist Alias, was a complete success, and following the closure of West Berlin Gallery, the couple founded OPEN WALLS Gallery, organizing its entire program in a way to honour and promote Public Art and its practitioners. At first, the gallery was an itinerant one, operating online only and participating in art fairs and pop-up shows around the world. But as the popularity of their ambitious project grew, the need of a physical space did too. After three years inside the Stattbad Wedding, OPEN WALLS Gallery moved to a new location in Berlin’s central Mitte district, and it quickly became one of the capital’s premiere art galleries.
Despite the fact they did not have any background in arts, Elodie Bellanger and Guillaume Trotin relied on their extensive experience in the field in order to achieve their creative and professional goals. Through a common passion for the development and the promotion of Public Art, the couple aimed to present a fresh outlook and an apt business approach to the matter by building an in-depth knowledge of every artist they represent. It is this very fact that distinguishes their dedication from any other – as their ideas grow and evolve, the core of their vision remains the same: it is all about the genuine and personal relationship they have with their artists and clients alike, the professional, high quality service and the thorough knowledge of the field. As a result, OPEN WALLS Gallery became home to an ever-expanding community that shares the same values and appreciation for Public Art. Furthermore, Elodie Bellanger and Guillaume Trotin openly encourage discussion and offer advisory related to collecting and acquiring artwork, as well as private consultations on curating and logistics provided to their clients.
Tuesdays to Fridays, from 12:00 to 18:00
Saturdays, from 14:00 to 18:00 & by appointment.
For sales inquiries & private viewing, please email the gallery.