Galerie Gmurzynska have supplemented their prominent venue at Paradeplatz with a second location on Talstrasse. This is a clear commitment to Zurich as an art market hub, says the gallery’s director Mathias Rastorfer. The venue, right next to the Sprüngli confectionary, opened 15 years ago and was distinctly redesigned by Zaha Hadid as one of her last projects. Today the address is counted as a top destination for architecture and art.

[…] Gmurzynska is counted as a global player and has expanded their spaces in New York. Concerning their location in Europe, the gallery, which was founded in Cologne in 1965, have decided to be based in Zurich. They have held this location since 2005. And this speaks volumes about Zurich as an international gallery city.

– NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, December 18, 2019


The Galerie Gmurzynska feels committed to this international exchange since it was founded in 1965 and has strived on the idea of cultural juxtapositions and rediscoveries of important, yet not overexposed art movements or artists, that hold a strong intrinsic value and can be further developed. Wifredo Lam is such a “diamond in the rough” within the Galerie Gmurzynska program. Wifredo Lam’s work, whose major retrospectives at the Tate Modern London and the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris just finished last year, will be shown at the Art Basel Hong Kong in the context of “Art Kabinett”, a specially curated exhibition format, hand-picked by a selection committee of the Art Basel Hong Kong, and limited to about 20 exhibitors at the fair.
- Precious, No. 118 – March/April 2018


Three generations of art-mad women have led Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska to the forefront. Last year during Art Basel, one of the hottest shows stood apart from the rest. […] More significantly, it wasn’t held in Basel, but at Galerie Gmurzynska, an hour away by train. Nevertheless, a parade of the world’s top curators and collectors made the pilgrimage to the space in Zurich’s historic city center, where the late architect Zaha Hadid, in what turned out to be one of her final projects, had reconfigured the interiors with a series of dramatically swooping Schwitters-inspired walls.
- Christopher Bagley, W Magazine, Summer Issue - June 2017

 


Galerie Gmurzynska’s Zurich show explores the artists’ formal similarities and spiritual differences. To see this magnificently odd couple displayed with such intelligent concision is unmissable. Meanwhile the catalogue is a collector's item in its own right.
- Rachel Spence, Financial Times, June 13, 2017

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"Three generations of art-mad women have led Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska to the forefront. Last year during Art Basel, one of the hottest shows stood apart from the rest. […] More significantly, it wasn’t held in Basel, but at Galerie Gmurzynska, an hour away by train. Nevertheless, a parade of the world’s top curators and collectors made the pilgrimage to the space in Zurich’s historic city center, where the late architect Zaha Hadid, in what turned out to be one of her final projects, had reconfigured the interiors with a series of dramatically swooping Schwitters-inspired walls."
- Christopher Bagley, W Magazine, Summer Issue - June 2017

"Galerie Gmurzynska’s Zurich show (Judd/Maleich) explores the artists’ formal similarities and spiritual differences. To see this magnificently odd couple displayed with such intelligent concision is unmissable. Meanwhile the catalogue is a collector’s item in its own right."
- Rachel Spence, Financial Times, June 13, 2017

"Eye-popping architecture by the late Zaha Hadid set Gmurzynska’s exhibition “Kurt Schwitters: Merz” apart. The sinuous, unearthly shapes were in homage to Schwitters’s Merzbau, his Hanover home, which he transformed into a forerunner of installation art. The distinctive merging of subject matter and display served as a model for creative
exhibition-making."
- Artnet News, December 22, 2016