In January 1994 Michael Zink started his gallery in a small space in Regensburg, a historic city about one hour away from Munich. From the very beginning, the gallery-program had a clear focus on international, contemporary art. After running a successful space in Munich, a temporary project space in New York, Galerie Zink was based in Berlin for the last 10 years. Latest partnering with Florian Kromus as Kromus + Zink located at Linienstrasse, in Berlin Mitte.
Whilst Michael Zink was still based in the south of Germany he decided to bring back life and work to one place again and moved the gallery to the small village Waldkirchen, in the countryside between Munich and Nuremberg. Waldkirchen is an old place of pilgrimage, that goes back to 1107a.c.. The former parish house from 1886 is temporary used to host curated exhibitions of the gallery and is located in the heart of the small village, overlooking the surrounding landscape. In the autumn of 2017 a neighboring historic building will be remodeled to create a new gallery space, art storage as well as an artist studio. The new building is designed and planned by the Lausanne based architects „Atelier Dimanche – Matthieu Robitaille and Tamara Henry“.
Along with the relocation the gallery is also refocusing on the core of its activities. From the beginning our first interest has been finding artists that have a strong artistic vision and the potential to build up coherent oeuvre in the context the development in contemporary art today. As a gallery we understand ourselves to helping these artists to develop their work and their career, by placing their works successfully in institutional and private collections, and by making them seen in important international exibitions. We believe in an open and honest dialogue with our artists, collectors and institutions about artistic content and formal qualities. This is an essential part of our work. We cooperate with a network of contemporary galleries in Europe and rather believe in collaboration than in competition – an approach we highly enjoy and are successful with.
We are not off the grid, we just do what we love, at a place where we like to be!