Wentrup was founded in 2004. A former stable in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg was the gallery’s first home. Conceived by Jan Wentrup as a space that reacted to the young, diverse, and international art scene of Berlin, for many artists of the gallery’s early days it became their first commercial platform.
Tina Wentrup joined in 2006 with her experience and expertise in contemporary theatre and dance from Paris and Berlin. Since then the gallery opened up toward more performative and non-object related art practices.
Over timeWentrup carefully broadened its portfolio, which includes artist of older generations who were influential precursors to current art practices while still producing work that is closely connected to the contemporary zeitgeist.
Wentrup’s portfolio now comprises 15 artistic positions that redefine and expand definitions of painting and sculpture, photography, film, and video and find solutions across genres that are both intellectually exciting and aesthetically appealing.
Since 2009, the gallery has been located in a former couture factory building from the 1950s at the northwest end of Kreuzberg, in close proximity to Potsdamer Platz and Neue Nationalgalerie.