Galerie Urs Meile
Since its establishment in 1992, Galerie Urs Meile has contributed to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art, from painting and sculpture to photography, installation and video.
In addition to their main galleries in Beijing (CN), Lucerne (CH) and the pop-up gallery in Ardez (CH), Galerie Urs Meile has expanded with a further dependance in Zurich (CH), locating itself in the city center, between fellow art galleries and institutions. The positions shown here are intended to provide a concentrated insight into the gallery’s intercontinental program. While its center of operations is based in Lucerne, the Beijing gallery has established itself as an international meeting place for collectors, curators, artists and aficionados of the arts.
Galerie Urs Meile was one of the first international galleries to focus on the Chinese art scene and has been working on an international level with Chinese artists since 1995. The gallery represents established artists such as Wang Xingwei, Xie Nanxing, Qiu Shihua, Not Vital, Marion Baruch and Urs Lüthi as well as emerging artists like Cao Yu, Hu Qingyan, Ju Ting, Chen Zuo, Miao Miao and Rebekka Steiger.
The opening of Galerie Urs Meile’s space in the 798 Art District in Beijing in May 2017 marks a further stage in the expansion of the gallery’s activities. The space is located in one of 798’s historical buildings that once made up the Dashanzi factory complex. The former warehouse has been completely renovated under the guidance of the Japanese architect Mitsunori Sano. On 520 square meters, it contains generous exhibition and reception areas, offices, and storage rooms. Offering perfect conditions for exhibitions and events featuring its diverse roster of contemporary artists, the new venue represents Galerie Urs Meile’s commitment to the city’s vibrant art scene.
The artist-in-residence program supported and run by Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing offers Western artists the opportunity to work in China for several months and establish a network within the Chinese art scene. In the frame of this cooperation, emerging and established artists present projects that have been specifically made for the Beijing gallery space.
Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne