Since opening in 1970, von Bartha has exhibited modern and contemporary artists across historically significant movements such as Zero, Arte Concreto and Arte Madí. Representing over twenty artists and estates, the gallery’s program includes contemporary artists in a dialogue with Kinetic and Concrete art.
As a long-running, international and contemporary art gallery, von Bartha continues to support the careers of influential artists, such as Camille Graeser, Gerhard von Graevenitz and Olle Baertling. Building on its foundation, the gallery has established a contemporary program and represents an international roster of artists, working across a diverse range of media: Karim Noureldin, Imi Knoebel, Superflex, Terry Haggerty, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Felipe Mujica, Sarah Oppenheimer and Landon Metz. Therefore the gallery nurtures new generations of artists, whilst supporting the continually evolving practice of their established artists.
Initially co-founded by Margareta and Miklos von Bartha, since 2008 the gallery has been under the direction of Stefan von Bartha. The gallery’s relocation and expansion to a converted garage at Kannenfeldplatz has allowed for full-scale exhibitions, including large-scale installations, retrospectives and performances. In 2006 von Bartha opened a second space, located in S-chanf, in the Engadin Alps; the white cube space, in the site of a former barn of an old patrician house, is used for focused projects and site-specific installations. Von Bartha publishes books, exhibition catalogues and its own newspaper; featuring commissioned essays and interviews.