12 Apr 2024 - 14 Apr 2024

Art Düsseldorf 2024

Areal Böhler


The current edition of Art Düsseldorf showcases 105 galleries, marking a substantial growth compared to the previous year. Among them, 34 galleries join for the first time, including Meyer Riegger (Berlin), Kewenig (Berlin, Palma de Mallorca), Dirimart (Istanbul), and Plus-One Gallery (Antwerp). 71 galleries are returning for another participation, including well-known names such as Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin), Galerie Michael Haas (Berlin), and Konrad Fischer (Düsseldorf, Berlin). 

This year, there are 30 galleries from Düsseldorf and Cologne. Galleries based in Berlin are just as strongly represented: 24 galleries reflect the rich art scene of the capital, including KOW, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, and Galerie Friese. The list is further enhanced by 40 galleries with international locations representing countries such as Austria, Turkey, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the USA, India, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain, Portugal, and France. Notable participants include Emami Art (Kolkata), Carolina Nitsch (New York), Gallery Krinzinger (Vienna), Tatjana Pieters (Ghent), and Steve Turner (Los Angeles). The outstanding line-up confirms the excellent reputation of Art Düsseldorf as a lively stage for young as well as established positions on the cutting edge. Works by artists such as Marina Abramović, Julius von Bismarck, Ulla von Brandenburg, Julian Charrière, Willem de Kooning, Karin Kneffel, Konrad Klappheck, Joep van Liefland, Heinz Mack, Bettina Pousttchi, Troika, or Jürgen Staeck have been announced.

This list of exhibitors solidifies Art Düsseldorf’s position as a diverse and vibrant marketplace, attracting collectors, art enthusiasts, and industry professionals. 

Diverse Sections 

The fair emphasizes its commitment to a discursive approach, innovation, and the inclusion of current topics through its curatorial concept and the purposeful layout of its sections and focal themes.

With the thematic focus and program, the fair continues to assert itself as a place of exchange, debate, and the experience of art. 

As last year, the fair sections are once again called Main, Next, Solo Projects, and Joint. The Next section caters to galleries with less than ten years of activity, focusing on younger artists. The Joint section allows galleries to present their work cooperatively. The Solo Projects present outstanding artists addressing the central focal themes of the year 2024: Photography & Identity, Retromania  and Future Bodies.

These focal themes are also reflected in the fair‘s talk program. For the first time this year, a team of curators, Laura Helena Wurth (Deutschlandfunk Kultur) and Alexander Wilmschen (Kestner Gesellschaft), will select and present the highly popular Sculpture Spots, showcasing sculptures with museum standards and dimensions. 

Sustainability as a commitment: the „Change“ project in cooperation with the E.on Foundation 

Both curators are also responsible for the „Change“ project, which presents contemporary positions that deal with sustainability and transformation processes. Walter Gehlen, Director of Art Düsseldorf, emphasizes the continuous innovative nature of the fair and highlights the cooperation with the foundation: „Exploring the topic of sustainability will remain a priority of Art Düsseldorf. In close cooperation with the E.on Foundation, we will explore new perspectives and contemporary approaches to this topic in the arts this year.“ As part of the Change Project, artistic positions by Julia Scher, Jonas Lund, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Mona Schulzek, among others, will be on display. 

Düsseldorf is a significant destination for art history 

Art Düsseldorf is not the only reason to come to the Rhineland this spring. It is embedded in the rich offerings of the state capital as a historically significant place and is also supported by a close network of galleries, museums, and collections. 

From mid-March, the Kunstsammlung NRW is presenting the exhibition „Hilma af Klint and Wassily Kandinsky. Dreams of the Future“, while the Kunstpalast features a new presentation of its collection, including a replica of the legendary cream cheese bar. The fair is at the heart of the cultural calendar in April as a lively stage for contemporary art. 

„We look forward to four days full of art, exchange, and inspiring encounters. The Art Düsseldorf program and the participating galleries are united by the fact that we draw on the cultural wealth of the Rhineland and, at the same time, encourage contemporary global art. We achieve this through careful curation, well-thought-out program design, and a distinct understanding of the dynamic relationships between art history and innovation, between galleries, artists, the fair, and its location,“ Walter Gehlen summarizes. 

Galleries 2024 

A+B Gallery, Brescia, JOINT 
alexander levy, Berlin, MAIN 
Artemis Gallery, Lisbon, JOINT 
ASPN, Leipzig, MAIN 
Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne, MAIN 
Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, NEXT 
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
boa based on Art, Düsseldorf, NEXT 
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano MAIN 
Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne, SOLO PROJECTS Clages, Cologne, MAIN 
Copperfield, London, JOINT 
COSAR, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Dirimart, Istanbul, MAIN 
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, JOINT 
Drei, Cologne, Change presented by E.ON 
Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, NEXT 
Elektrohalle Rhomberg, Salzburg, NEXT 
Emami Art, Kolkata, NEXT 
Encounter, Lisbon, SOLO PROJECTS
EXILE, Wien, Erfurt, MAIN 
fiebach, minninger, Cologne, SOLO PROJECTS
Galerie Friese, Berlin, MAIN 
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Berlin, MAIN 
Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, MAIN 
Galerie Droste, Düsseldorf, Paris, MAIN 
Galerie Karin Günther, Hamburg, JOINT 
Galerie Mathias Güntner Hamburg | Berlin, Hamburg, Berlin, MAIN 
Galleria Studio G7, Bologna, JOINT 
Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, MAIN 
green on red gallery, Dublin, MAIN 
GROELLE, Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Zürich, MAIN 
Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, MAIN 
Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin, NEXT 
Galerie Anton Janizewski, Berlin, NEXT 
Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Lisbon, MAIN 
JUBG, Cologne, NEXT 
JVDW gallery, Düsseldorf, NEXT 
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, MAIN 
Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, Venice, MAIN 
Galerie Russi Klenner, Berlin, NEXT 
KEWENIG, Berlin, Palma de Mallorca, MAIN 
Kornfeld Galerie Berlin, Berlin, SOLO PROJECTS KOW, Berlin, MAIN
Krinzinger, Vienna, MAIN 
Krobath Wien, Vienna, JOINT
LAGE EGAL Curatorial Projects, Berlin, MAIN 
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, MAIN 
LINN LÜHN, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Lucas Hirsch, Düsseldorf, Change presented by E.ON 
LUDORFF, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Galerie m, Bochum, MAIN 
Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, MAIN 
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, MAIN 
Matèria, Rom, JOINT 
max goelitz, Munich, JOINT 
Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Basel, SOLO PROJECTS 
Carolina Nitsch, New York, MAIN 
Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin, MAIN 
NO·NO Gallery, Lisbon, NEXT 
Noah Klink, Berlin, Change presented by E.ON 
nouveaux deuxdeux, Munich, Change presented by E.ON 
Office Impart, Berlin, Change presented by E.ON 
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main, MAIN
Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, MAIN 
Persons Projects, Berlin, MAIN 
PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, JOINT 
Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg, MAIN 
PSM, Berlin, JOINT 
Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, MAIN 
Reinisch Contemporary, Graz, Salzburg, MAIN 
RizzutoGallery, Palermo, MAIN 
Ruttkowski68, Köln, Düsseldorf, Paris, New York, MAIN 
Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, MAIN 
Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, MAIN 
Schönewald Fine Arts GmbH, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
SETAREH, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Sevil Dolmaci Gallery, Istanbul, MAIN 
Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Smolka Contemporary, Vienna, SOLO PROJECTS: Retromania 
Soy Capitán, Berlin, SOLO PROJECTS: Future Bodies 
Sperling, Munich, NEXT 
Steve Turner, Los Angeles, MAIN 
Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, MAIN
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, MAIN 
Galerie Tanit, Munich, Beirut, MAIN 
UN-SPACED Gallery, Paris, SOLO PROJECTS: Retromania 
Van Horn, Düsseldorf, MAIN 
Kadel Wilborn, Düsseldorf, Change presented by E.ON 
Weserhalle, Berlin, NEXT 
Galerie Zink, Waldkirchen, MAIN 

Press release from Art Düsseldorf

Image: Rania Matar. Lea, Beirut, Lebanon. 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Tanit