Walter Storms Galerie is a leading international art gallery in Munich founded by art historian Walter Storms in 1977. Since the beginning the gallery program has specialized in contemporary conceptual art based on the German ZERO tradition. The gallery is characterized by a constant collaboration and promotion between members of the renowned Zero group, important representatives of the European Avantgarde, Biennale and Documenta participants as well as young emerging talents. Walter Storms became well known after only a short period of time because of his extraordinary commitment to artists from Eastern Europe. In Germany the gallery was the first to represent Roman Opalka and Stanislav Kolibal whose participations at several documenta and Biennales were initiated and supervised by the gallery, recently at the Venice Biennale 2019. Walter Storms collaborates with a number of well-known artists including one of the most important German painters Günther Uecker, who since 1980 has been represented in numerous first-class solo exhibitions, and organized exhibitions in international institutions and museums such as Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna. As founder and representative of the Günter Fruhtrunk Gesellschaft Walter Storms manages the artistic estate of Günter Fruhtrunk (1923-1982) and published an extensive and unprecedented complete catalog of the German painter. On the occasion of Günter Fruhtrunk’s 100th birthday this year, comprehensive exhibitions will be shown at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Lenbachhaus Munich and Museum Wiesbaden.
In addition to the gallery program Walter Storms produces content through his own book publishing house and produces a wide range of prints and artists’ books. The young up-and-coming generation of artists is recruited from the Academies of Fine Art in Düsseldorf, Leipzig and Munich whose active promotion through scholarships, donations to museums, voluntary work is a matter close to the heart of the gallery. The gallery operates three locations and a large sculpture garden in the center of Munich. The spacious 500 sqm exhibition hall in the center of Munich’s Kunstareal surrounded by museums and Pinakotheken opened in 2009 with a show by Sean Scully. Currently the gallery is organizing a project with Sean Scully to create the stained-glass windows of the St. Martin Church in Landshut.
Walter Storms Galerie participates in numerous art fairs such as ARCO Madrid, Art Basel, Art Berlin, Art Chicago, ArtFrankfurt, Shanghai Art Fair and has been permanently represented at Art Cologne for 39 years. The gallery sees itself as a partner of the artists and from the beginning has been working only directly with the artists. The mission of the Walter Storms Galerie in Munich is to present and promote contemporary art that challenges traditional boundaries and stimulates intellectual curiosity, featuring a diverse range of artists from around the world who create innovative and thought-provoking works across different media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. The gallery aims to foster a dynamic and engaging environment for dialogue and exchange, encouraging visitors to explore new perspectives and interpretations of contemporary art while also supporting emerging and established artists in their creative pursuits.
In the past, the gallery participated in the art fairs ARCO Madrid, Art Basel, Art Chicago, Art Frankfurt, Shanghai Art Fair. Since 36 years we have been showing at Art Cologne and in 2019 we will be taking part in Art Berlin and Art Dubai as well.
Art Cologne 2022
Armory Show 2022
Art Dubai 2022
Art Düsseldorf 2023
Art Berlin 2018