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Gallery Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen

Mainz, Germany
Venice, Italy


Mohammed Kazem, Directions (Steps) No. 1b (3) Red, 2018, scratched paper with red colour, 100 x 68 cm

Courtesy: Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen

Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, founded in 1979, is one the leading German galleries of contemporary art. The gallery has contributed to several establishments including its first publishing house in 1986, second gallery in 1989 in Mainz, Germany, second publishing house in 1995 and third gallery in 2001 in Venice, van der Koelen Foundation for arts and science in 2003 and CADORO – Centre for Art and Science in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen was awarded the Max-Slevogt-Medalas well as the Gutenberg statuette in 2019 in recognition of her oustanding achievements and extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary art. Since 1981, the gallery has participated in more than 250 international art fairs. Since 1985, Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, owner and director of the gallery, has curated more than 60 international art exhibitions and public projects worldwide in 30 countries and published more than 200 books on art. In 2019 Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen was celebrating her 40th gallery anniversary in Mainz with the exhibitions “Was-Is-Will be” in Mainz and Venice. In 2021, the gallery in Venice celebrated its 20th anniversary.


Lore Bert, born in 1936, Germany
Sebastian Dannenberg, born in 1980, Germany
Mohammed Kazem, born in 1969, Dubai
Tchun-Mo Nam, born in 1961, Korea
Turi Simeti, born in 1929, Italy
Günther Uecker, born in 1930, Germany
Heinz Gappmayr, born in 1925, Austria


Lore Bert
Daniel Buren
Sebastian Dannenberg
Heinz Gappmayr
Hans Jörg Glattfelder
Raimund Girke
Gottfried Honegger
Mohammed Kazem
Joseph Kosuth
Carolin Liebl
Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler
François Morellet
Tchun-Mo Nam
Fabrizio Plessi
Arne Quinze
David Rabinowitch
Mario Reis
Vera Röhm
Turi Simeti
Günther Uecker
Bernar Venet
Lawrence Weiner
Martin Willing
Guang Yao Wu
Reinhard Roy


Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Director

Mainz, Germany
Hinter der Kapelle 54

Venice, Italy
Calle Dei Calegheri (San Marco) 2566

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