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VITRINE, Basel

The art space endorses interdisciplinary approaches in a variety of media, concentrating on artists working in installation, sculpture and performance

Volta Zentrum, Vogesenplatz 15, Basel, Switzerland

VITRINE is focused on artistic experimentation and emerging interdisciplinary practices. The gallery was founded in London in 2010, with a second space in Basel opened in 2016 and a third digital space launched in 2020. Over this decade, we have established a reputation as a selector and nurturer of new talent and our continued aim is to support artists’ careers and the growth of their ideas.

Our programme is focused on interdisciplinary approaches in a variety of media, concentrating on artists working in installation, sculpture and performance. We are committed to support experimental practices that flourish site-responsively, in alternative environments to the traditional white cube, and are often underrepresented in the art market.

Our spaces are transparent: In London, glass windows cover the entire 16-metre-long, panoramic space; In Basel, our space – custom designed by Swiss architects PanteraPantera – offers a 360 degree ‘in-the-round’ viewing experience. This transparent architecture allows all exhibitions to be viewable 24/7 from the surrounding public squares. Both VITRINE London and Basel are wheelchair accessible. Our office and viewing spaces are hidden inside, allowing for an incredibly flexible contemporary exhibiting and working space.

Our business model is a hybrid. We operate an expanding commercial gallery; representing a core group of artists and advising international clients. Our experience is principally in the primary market and notably with institutions, foundations and outdoor sculpture projects, mirroring the ambition and experimental commitment of the programme. Our work in the public realm and commitment to supporting artists with ambitious experimental exhibitions has allowed us access to public funding, which we have carefully used over our 10-year history for specific large-scale non-profit projects. We founded the Sculpture At commissioning programme in 2014 and have an extensive portfolio of producing outdoor sculpture in both public and private space.

Our aim since foundation ten years ago, has been to capture a sense of the diversity of emerging contemporary art practices and to disseminate this to the widest audience. At the heart of our activity is an unwavering commitment to nurturing artists through exhibition-making and representation; supporting entry to the international art market and creating a platform for artistic experimentation.

– Alys Williams, VITRINE Founding Director, 2020

Contacts & Details

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T: +44 (0) 7896056400
M: info@vitrinegallery.com
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ADDRESS
Volta Zentrum, Vogesenplatz 15, Basel, Switzerland

ESTABLISHED
2016
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Represented Artists
Nadim Abbas
Artist
Nicole Bachmann
Artist
Edwin Burdis
Artist
Tim Etchells
Artist
Jamie Fitzpatrick
Artist
Ludovica Gioscia
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Milly Peck
Artist
Sam Porritt
Artist
Charlie Godet Thomas
Artist
Kara Chin
Artist
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Sun and the Moon
The works on view explore folktales or folk methodologies that have derived from a variety of cultures or sources and realised through carpets, sculptures and performance.
06 Mar 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Milly Peck: A Matter of Routine
The first solo exhibition by the artist at the gallery
18 Sep 2020 - 17 Jan 2021
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Our companion, our other
A two-person exhibition of emerging artists Dries Segers (b. 1990, Turnhout, BE. Lives and works in Brussels, BE) and Suzanna Zak, (b. 1990, Moscow, RU. Lives and works in New York, US)
28 Feb 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Ludovica Gioscia: The Tenderness of Insects
Italian London-based artist Ludovica Gioscia’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland.
12 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Nadim Abbas: Poor Toy
Coinciding with Art Basel 2019, Vitrine Gallery presents solo show of Nadim Abbas, Poor Toy. In the...
11 Jun 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Sam Porritt: A Certain Change
Sam Porritt’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Basel
15 Sep 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Jamie Fitzpatrick, Lindsey Mendick. Smut
A two-person exhibition of emerging British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, whose practices...
13 Jun 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Maya Rochat: A River is a Rock
The exhibition challenges the notion of traditional photography by playing with invented chemical processes,...
16 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery
The group exhibition presents site-specific works by 28 selected international artists that focus on...
11 Jun 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Tim Etchells: Open Mind
Vitrine Basel presents “Open Mind”, a solo exhibition by the artist Tim Etchells, featuring a...
18 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Sara Gassmann: Wetterleuchten
Vitrine presents “Wetterleuchten”, a solo exhibition bringing together new paintings, works on paper...
27 Jan 2017 - 04 Mar 2017
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Sylvain Baumann, Justin Eagle, Raja’a Khalid
VITRINE, Basel presents a three person exhibition of Basel-based Sylvain Baumann, London-based Justin...
15 Oct 2016 - 07 Jan 2017
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
Exhibitions
Sam Porritt: Grist To The Mill
A solo exhibition by the artist Sam Porritt. He will show a new work titled ‘Grist To The Mill’...
30 Sep 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
VITRINE, Basel
London
Exhibitions
Edwin Burdis: AutoLaque
Vitrine hosts a solo exhibition of established British artist Edwin Burdis. For the gallery’s second...
15 Jun 2016 - 01 Oct 2016
VITRINE, Basel
Basel
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