Tanya Leighton, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, transgenerational gallery programme in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Since opening its second location in Berlin in January 2015, the gallery has consolidated its position as one of Berlin’s foremost representatives of international contemporary art. Solo exhibitions by established and emerging artists intersperse with conceptually motivated projects and group exhibitions across the two spaces. The gallery aims to recontextualise historical frameworks and practices, bringing marginalised figures back into focus. Gallery exhibitions have presented or restaged historical works by artists such as award-winning British avant-garde filmmaker John Smith, Chinese-American painter David Diao, British conceptual artist Bruce McLean, British Pop Art pioneer Derek Boshier, Italian master designer Enzo Mari and feminist artist Marianne Wex. In dialogue with the historical programme, Tanya Leighton produces and exhibits contemporary work by artists from around the globe, including Austria, Britain, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech-Republic, Germany, Guadeloupe, Palestine, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uruguay and the United States – among them Math Bass, Pavel Büchler, Alejandro Cesarco, Aleksandra Domanovic, Sharon Hayes, Sanya Kantarovsky, Oliver Laric, Oliver Osborne, Dan Rees, Jimmy Robert and Van Hanos. The gallery’s artists are regularly included in major group exhibitions, annual and semi-annual survey exhibitions, as well as being invited to mount solo exhibitions at museums and institutions worldwide.