A new place in Berlin-Mitte, dedicated to Berlin’s history, cultural life, art and architecture. Galerie 36 provides different exhibition spaces where collectors and photographers can display their works on topics with a societal relevance. It features both established and emerging photographers in solo or group exhibitions. Further more the gallery is building up a permanent collection, covering different themes. Part of the collection covers the history of Berlin and will be accessible to the public as of summer 2016.
Galerie 36 is located at CHAUSSEE 36 – a former grand Prussian officer house built in the late 19th century. The historical aspects of the building have survived many trials, influencing its layout as it adapted to the fluctuating needs of the times. Traces of these various structural elements still exist today, adding to the unique charm of the building. Chausseestrasse itself was also a former border crossing between West and East Berlin, at the intersection of Chausseestrasse and Liesenstrasse. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the building was given back to a Jewish family who sold it to the present owner.