Weydingerstr. 2/4
10178 Berlin

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Brüsseler Straße 85
50672 Köln

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About the Gallery
Galerie Nagel Draxler (formerly Galerie Christian Nagel) was founded in Cologne in 1990 and operates in Cologne and Berlin. We are proud to be a gallery that has a history, a present and a future. An emphasis lies on an established generation of artists, that has mainly been showing with us since the beginning and whose work has been strongly influential for following generations. Our “mid career” artists such as Kader Attia or Michael Beutler for instance, take part in defining the artistic discourses of our times. Finally, with a young generation, comprising artists that sometimes have their first gallery presentation with us, we meet the challenges of tomorrow. We see it as our great privilege, to be able to give these younger artists a context rooted in recent art history.

The opening exhibition 1990 in Cologne was Cosima von Bonin’s first solo show. In the course of a strong orientation towards the new institutional critique we welcomed Michael Krebber, Joseph Zehrer, Christian Philipp Müller, Andrea Fraser, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Heimo Zobernig, Mark Dion, Renée Green, Clegg & Guttmann, Stephan Dillemuth, Kai Althoff, Josephine Pryde, Merlin Carpenter and John Miller. With Martha Rosler we represent one of today’s most important political artists. Her groundbreaking feminist positions reach back to the 60s. During the 2000s we began to show a younger generation including Stephanie Taylor, Kalin Lindena, Stefan Müller, Jan Timme, Nairy Baghramian, Lutz Braun, Sven Johne, Rachel Harrison, Sterling Ruby and Michael Beutler. Gang Zhao and Kader Attia are artists of bilateral heritage who reflect on Western positions from a transcultural perspective. In 2010/2011 we added Belgian artists Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Guillaume Bijl to our program. Anna Fasshauer, Egan Frantz, JPW3, Sayre Gomez, Luke Willis Thomspon and Christine Wang joined us more recently. With an exhibtion of works by Günther Förg, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Martin Kippenberger and Heimo Zobernig in 2016 we opened Nagel Draxler Kabinett Berlin.

In the extensive field of contemporary art, we also dedicate ourselves to engaging with the coming generations. Since 2011 we have been exhibiting artists that struck our attention and who are at the very beginning of their careers in the REISEBÜROGALERIE (Travel Agency Gallery), such as Peter Wächtler, Adam Harrison, Julia Haller and Anna Fasshauer. Mark von Schlegell and Oone-Léa von Maydell have curated shows, with graduates from the Frankfurt Städelschule among others.


Artist List

Artists Represented 
Kader Attia
Michael Beutler
Guillaume Bijl
Lutz Braun
Clegg & Guttmann
Keren Cytter
Stephan Dillemuth
Mark Dion
Anna Fasshauer
Egan Frantz
Andrea Fraser
Sayre Gomez
Renée Green
Julia Haller
Lone Haugaard Madsen

Julia Horstmann
Sven Johne
Kiron Khosla
Thomas Kilpper
Till Krause
Kalin Lindena
Ken Lum
Christian Kosmas Mayer
Hans-Jörg Mayer
Guy Mees
John Miller
Akiyoshi Mishima
Stefan Müller
Christian Philipp Müller

Josephine Pryde
Martha Rosler
Jörg Schlick
Dominik Sittig
Stephanie Taylor
Mirjam Thomann
Luke Willis Thompson
Jan Timme
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Luca Vitone
Christine Wang
Joseph Zehrer
Gang Zhao
Heimo Zobernig

Works Available by
Kai Althoff
Kathryn Andrews
Nairy Baghramian
Merlin Carpenter
Ingeborg Gabriel 
Gareth James
Michael Krebber
Catherine Sullivan
Cosima Von Bonin
Alexandra Zuckerman