Belonging to the first generation of Berlin’s new gallery scene, the Mehdi Chouakri gallery started in 1996 in Berlin Mitte which soon became the city’s contemporary art centre.
Since then, international artists like Sylvie Fleury, Mathieu Mercier, Gerold Miller and Gerwald Rockenschaub have found their platform here. Generous, often space related installations of sculptures, wall pieces etc. have earned the gallery a reputation for being open to unconventional artistic experiments and creative proposals. Since the beginning the gallery has been working with artists that also investigate in non art related concepts such as architecture, fashion, music, physics, sociology, and the more profane world of everyday life.
The gallery collaborates regularly with renowned international institutions and major private collections. Furthermore, Mehdi Chouakri persues an active publishing policy.
After twenty years in the district of Berlin Mitte, the gallery moved in 2017 to West Berlin, in the Charlottenburg district, opening two distinct spaces, one of which on Mommsenstrasse.