Peter Kilchmann Paris

11-13 Rue des Arquebusiers, 75003

In 1992, Peter Kilchmann opened his first gallery space at an abandoned factory site in the Western district of Zurich. He was part of a group of young gallerists who ventured out into what was at the time a gritty part of the city. It was an unconventional and revitalizing move for the local art community, driven by a pioneering spirit and the curiosity of a small collective of visionaries who loosely collaborated with each other. 

Peter Kilchmann’s initial programmatic focus was on media that was generally not shown in commercial galleries such as photography and video art. From 1996 to 2010, the gallery grew into an internationally operating enterprise, including the representation of artists from the US and various European and Latin-American countries. Galerie Peter Kilchmann progressively earned a reputation to feature exhibitions by artists who challenge the established narrative and allowed critical, non-Western perspectives.

In 2021, Peter Kilchmann opened a second branch at Rämistrasse 33 in the center of the city and in vicinity to the Kunsthaus Zürich. The opening of a gallery space in the Marais district in Paris in October 2022 marks the most recent chapter in the gallery’s ongoing expansion. During each of these landmark achievements, Peter Kilchmann and his team have been driven by a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm in their support for a diverse selection of artists. The common thread among them is a conceptual approach to a wide variety of creative processes and to compelling socio-political statements.

In this tradition, Galerie Peter Kilchmann continues to offer a platform for artists and viewers to engage in open dialogues that challenge traditional perspectives.

Contacts & Details


Tue – Fri 11am – 7pm;
Saturday 11am – 7pm and by appointment

T: +33 1 86 76 05 50
W: Peter Kilchmann Paris

11-13 Rue des Arquebusiers, 75003

Past Exhibitions
Andriu Deplazes: Plaine en Jachères
The first solo exhibition in France dedicated to the works of young Swiss artist Andriu Deplazes, who...
15 Oct 2023 - 22 Dec 2023
Peter Kilchmann Paris
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