Galerie Bob van Orsouw is devoted to the presentation and promotion of international, contemporary art, in the media of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film. The program includes established as well as upcoming artists. Special attention is paid to the contemporary Swiss art scene. In addition to the presentation of solo and group exhibitions, the gallery’s activities include collaboration with international guest-curators and institutions, a participation in international art fairs, as well as the edition of catalogues and artist’s books.
Galerie für Gegenwartskunst
Bob van Orsouw
Galerie Bob van Orsouw began its life in 1988 in a private apartment with the aim of fostering the idea of art in everyday life. In April 1990 the gallery moved into an old factory building and thus became a public space. Together with Kunsthalle Zurich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and other galleries, Galerie Bob van Orsouw then moved to the premises of a former brewery in May 1996. Since then, the Löwenbräu-Areal has become an established centre for contemporary art in Zurich. From January 2007 to July 2009, Galerie Bob van Orsouw ran a second, time-limited project space in Zurich: "Suzie Q Projects". This project space was a forum for the promotion of young international contemporary art. While the historic Löwenbräu brewery is undergoing an ambitious renovation since 2010, Galerie Bob van Orsouw resides in a temporary exhibition space, "Hubertus Exhibitions", an industrial building on Zurich’s Albisriederstrasse. In summer 2012, Galerie Bob van Orsouw will move back to a newly renovated and enlarged exhibition space in the Löwenbräu-Areal, along with Kunsthalle Zurich, Migros Museum and numerous other galleries. One of the City’s most prestigious construction projects, the Löwenbräu-Areal will rank among the leading European venues for contemporary art.