Established in 1998 by Jörn Bötnagel and Yvonne Quirmbach in Cologne, the gallery moved to Berlin in 2009.

Weydingerstrasse 10

Jörn Bötnagel and Yvonne Quirmbach began working together in 1995, initially without a dedicated gallery space. They organized shows in temporary venues in Cologne, working with artists with whom they established a personal connection. In October 1998 they decided to set up BQ, their own exhibition space – the name taken from their initials – in a small space in South Cologne. The exhibition space was run on a limited budget, with its activities funded by dayjobs. In April 2002, BQ moved to a space in the city centre of Cologne. The new premises provided space not just for exhibiting art but also for an office and a storage, the space needed to run BQ on a commercial basis. In January 2004 they showed works from 1963-74 by Ferdinand Kriwet. This show was part of an ongoing exhibition series with an art-historical background from the 60’s and the 70’s. Other shows had been organized earlier with Peter Roehr (2001) and Reinhard Voigt (2003). These exhibitions are closing the gap between the work of their younger artists and the lively past of the Rhineland, where BQ was based at the time. In April 2009 the gallery moved from Cologne to Berlin. Here BQ separated the administration (Büro BQ) from the shows (BQ), which took place in temporary exhibition spaces, rented from show to show in different parts of Berlin. Since March 2011 the gallery is based in a permanent space in Berlin-Mitte.

Contacts & Details
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T: +49 30 2345 7316
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Weydingerstrasse 10
Past Exhibitions
Marcus Steinweg: For the Love of Philosophy
BQ presents “For the Love of Philosophy”, a solo exhibition featuring 13 paintings by the...
14 Jan 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
Philipp Gufler: Romankreisen
BQ presents “Romankreisen”, a solo show by the artist Philipp Gufler. The exhibition takes...
25 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
Matti Braun: Singale Sugat
BQ presents “Singale Sugat”, a solo exhibition featuring a new group of works by the artist Matti...
29 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017