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OPEN WALLS Gallery
Emerging from the groundbreaking West Berlin Gallery and the legendary Stattbad Berlin, OPEN WALLS Gallery was founded in 2012. As a unique space promoting free expression and public art, it grew into an important landmark for every Urban Art lover. Today, OPEN WALLS continues to serve as a forward-thinking platform for Urban Art, maintaining a focus on urban contemporary, street art and public art movements.
Guillaume Trotin curates the OPEN WALLS program, driven by his passion for Public Art. His exhaustive knowledge of the field and the unique curatorial approach become visible in the selection of internationally diverse artists, with whom he builds strong and lasting relationships. Concentrating on young emerging talent in the field, the gallery keeps a dynamic agenda aiming to excite and inspire.
OPEN WALLS is more than a conventional art gallery. It is a progressive art forum, a think-tank and the heart of an ever-expanding Public Art community. Unrestrained by physical space, the gallery continues to expand its activities, further building on the extensive decennial experience of its founder. With a goal to increase appreciation for this distinctive artistic expression, OPEN WALLS organizes curated solo shows, group exhibitions, and art fair presentations around the globe.
Guillaume Trotin is an expert art advisor. He mediates viewings, commissions, and collaborations, extending his support to individual and business collectors. Leading an independent and impartial art gallery, he provides guidance to clients, encouraging them to purchase from both the gallery roster and from the strong secondary urban contemporary art market.
In addition to the exhibition program and art consulting services, OPEN WALLS Gallery arranges private tours and workshops.
We trust you will enjoy our program as much as we do!