Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne

Founded in Cologne in 2011, Gallery Bene Taschen represents some of the world’s leading artists in contemporary photography and painting. The gallery promotes its international artists through regular participation in major art fairs, such as Paris Photo and Art Cologne, as well as its extensive exhibition program. In 2011, Galerie Bene Taschen made its debut with LA photographer Gregory Bojorquez; a collaboration with Joseph Rodriguez from New York began in 2013. In 2014, the celebrated Berlin-based photographer Miron Zownir joined the gallery program. The American photographers Jamel Shabazz and Arlene Gottfried from New York joined the group in 2015. Since autumn 2017, the gallery has been pleased to represent the New York-based photographer Jeff Mermelstein and the German painter Charlotte Trossbach. Since autumn/winter 2019, the gallery has been working with the renowned photographers Sebastião Salgado and Larry Fink.

Press for the exhibitions
  • Jeff Mermelstein: Hardened (2021)
  • Opening of the second gallery space in Cologne
  • Joseph Rodriguez: TAXI (2021)
  • Larry Fink: Retrospective (2021)
  • Jamel Shabazz: City Metro / book (2020)
  • Sebastião Salgado: Gold (2020)
  • Arlene Gottfried: Retrospective (1950 – 2017)
  • William Claxton: Works from 1952 to 1993 (2019)
  • Jamel Shabazz: City Metro (2018/2019)
  • Joseph Rodriguez: Spanish Harlem (2018) + David LaChapelle: Recollections in America (2018)
  • Jeff Mermelstein: SideWalk (2017/2018)
  • Gregory Bojorquez: Frame Life (2017)
  • Miron Zownir: BERLIN NOIR (2017)
  • Neue Räume, Neue Ausstellung (2017)
  • Ulrike Nattermüller: Jumpsuit & Blazer (2016)
  • Arlene Gottfried (2016)
  • Oliver Blum: Das Ebenbild (2016)
  • Miron Zownir – Poet of Radical Photography (2016)
  • 5 years – six artists (2015/2016)
  • Oliver Blum: Der Seelenspiegel (2015)
  • Arlene Gottfried: These Days (2015)
  • Jamel Shabazz: Reflections from the 80s (2015)
  • A Story to Tell (2014)