What is temporary gallery

Pop-up galleries and temporary exhibition spaces in Berlin

Vacant retail spaces are often used as temporary galleries and exhibition spaces. The fluctuation of the artists who present their work is high, as they mostly only exhibit for a few days or weeks. And fluctuation has a method here that has long been an integral part of the art and culture industry. In this way, young artists in particular have the opportunity to present themselves and their work, even if only for a limited period of time. And owners of commercial space in Berlin can use this positively for themselves and their premises.

According to Thea Dymke from the Federal Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers (BVDG), there is no clear definition of what ultimately defines a pop-up gallery. In their opinion, the biggest difference lies in the fact that the well-known and large galleries prefer to work with established artists for profit, while pop-up galleries offer young and still unknown artists in particular an inexpensive way of self-marketing and are more of a non-profit character. Rather, pop-up galleries are showrooms for young artists who are looking for an exchange and want to increase their awareness and who can do it with these temporary exhibition spaces.

Berlin has a great attraction for young artists who are looking for suitable spaces to temporarily present themselves and their work. The demand for these exhibition spaces is great and we want to enable owners and landlords of vacant or suitable commercial space to meet this demand and offer their exhibition space free of charge. We then bring tenants and landlords together, accelerate communication and simplify the rental and payment processes. Artists can find a wide variety of options for temporary leases for exhibition spaces on PopUp Berlin Marktplatz. For example the MATTHEW ROSEN N ° 102, an elegant variant for exhibitions, or the Pop-Up Space Auguststraße, with its unique lighting system.

Under Spaces you will find up-to-date information on commercial spaces and rooms that can be rented on a temporary basis in Berlin. We regularly list the latest pop-up events that take place in the capital under "Find Pop-Ups" or in our app. If you have any questions, send us an email and follow us on Facebook and Twitter with #popupberlin.