About ‚Galery Royal‘

A short history of Galerie Royal (Munich)

Galerie Royal was established as a non-commercial project space in early 2002, on the run-down premises of a former paper factory, outside of the city center and with a certain morbid charme that was quite atypical for a wealthy city like Munich. Soon the Gallery became a focal point for the increasingly vivid emerging art scene in Munich, and also an important part of a network of independent and artist run spaces that was crucial in shaking off the catatonia that had kept Munich off the contemporary art map for years.

With the concept of usually showing two artists in collaborative exhibitions, Galerie Royal soon developed its unique curatorial profile, with an emphasis on site-specific and often installative works, as well as a stable roster of young cutting-edge artists working with the gallery on a long-term basis. Next to focussing on the young Munich art scene – to much critical acclaim -, the gallery regularly features guest artists from other German cities and from foreign countries, like Austria, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia, including even former documenta and Biennale di Venezia participants…

In 2005 Galerie Royal took another step in its rise and moved from the outskirts to the center of Munich, directly into the art hotspot of Schwabing/Maxvorstadt, well known for its agglomeration of renowned contemporary art galleries, and famous museums like Pinakothek der Moderne, Neue Pinakothek or Lenbachhaus. There, after about thirty exhibitions and events in the periphery, Galerie Royal was relaunched in late 2005, continuing the successful exhibition program, but this time as a regular commercial art gallery. Artists represented by Galerie Royal regularly appear in renowned museums, galleries and public exhibition spaces throughout Germany and various other countries. Works by Galerie Royal artists are present in numerous public and private collections.

The Royalists also love to engage in art consulting, for collectors as well as for corporate collections. Experienced in making/curating exhibitions, with broad practical and theoretical knowledge about contemporary art and equipped with widespread connections within the contemporary art scene, the Royalists can help in building a new art collection or in expanding an existing one. Especially when it comes to art in the public space and art in architectural contexts, Galerie Royal’s long experience with site-specific, spatial and installative works will prove of great value.