Galleri Nicolai Wallner opened in the fall of 1993 with a selection of artists that includes the majority of our program today. As such, the inauguration of the gallery not only captured the spirit of that particular time but also sets the pace and agenda for what we do today.
In 2009 Galleri Nicolai Wallner moved its exhibition space to a location in Copenhagen, which is situated in the old area of Carlsberg breweries. Housed in a former garage for the trucks, the gallery space consists of more than 800 m2 dedicated to our exhibitions, which makes it the largest gallery for contemporary art in Copenhagen.
Nicolai Wallner was the initiator of gathering the first exhibition sites to this area which has now become the new centre of the Danish art scene and other cultural activities in Copenhagen.
The gallery works with a diverse group of artists all working in different media. Accordingly, the artists are defined as a group not as much by a shared aesthetic but more by a common wish to express a content, tell a story and set a mark in an otherwise fluctuating world.
Even though the gallery has primarily been built on the ideals of what it means to represent a specific generation of artists over a very long period of time, we have also in several instances shown works by older, more established artists.
This has been done not only to contextualise our program but also to introduce the Danish art scene to some of the most seminal artists of latter half of the 20th century.
We see the responsibility of the gallery as wide reaching; a personal collaboration with each artist, helping with production and acting as their connection to international galleries and museums, also managing both a written and a visual archive for each artist, and not at least acting as an open public space that presents the highest level of contemporary art to the general public. During the years we have also published prints and catalogues with several of our artists.
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