Skalitzers Contemporary Art
Skalitzers Contemporary Art has an international focus on emerging and progressive contemporary artists and art forms. The gallery was established in 2009 in Berlin by Australian collector Kelly Reiffer and artist Rory Schmitz.
Operating between Berlin and Australia, Skalitzers produces exhibitions and projects with artists who work between the public and private sphere. Many of the artists represented have roots in the street but defy the categorisation of street art.
Skalitzers is based in Berlin, and is known for its focus on non-traditional spaces. The Gallery began in a 45sqm basement on Skalitzer Strasse in 2009 and moved upstairs the following year to occupy an 'altbau' apartment. The most recent space is a 360sqm warehouse in Friedrichshain, located at the former Railway Workshops on Revaler Strasse. The Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk
(RAW) was formed in 1867 as the Royal Prussian Railway Workshop Berlin II
for the repair of railway carriages, and used as a general industrial site by the DDR until 1989. RAW was decommissioned in 1994 and abandoned for several years before becoming home to artists in the late 1990s. The area was sold to private investors in 2007 and will be demolished in the next years.
Following the gallery's first Australian exhibition in Perth in 2011, Skalitzers launched their second Australian show in Sydney in 2013, re-purposing the former Gucci space in Sydney's Rocks.
Works by the Gallery's artists can be viewed online or by appointment.
Revaler Strasse 99 (RAW), 10245 Berlin - Friedrichshain
Skalitzers Vimeo Channel
Finding Berlin interview with Rory
| Zeit on RAW and interview with Kelly
Beatrausch on Danny Gretscher & Skalitzers and interview with Kelly
ArtInfo on Skalitzers
| Australian Art Collector on Skalitzers & Vhils
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