Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne

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Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne is a contemporary art gallery located in Lucerne (Switzerland) and Beijing (China).[1]

Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne; Beijing branch.
Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne; Lucerne branch.

History and artistic programme[edit]

The gallery was founded by Urs Meile, the son of an art collector.[2] Since its establishment in 1992, Galerie Urs Meile has contributed to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art, from painting and sculpture to photography, installation and video.[citation needed] The gallery is working from two locations: Lucerne (Switzerland) and Beijing (China). While its center of operations is based in Switzerland, the Beijing gallery – located in the center of the art district Caochangdi – has established itself as an international meeting place for collectors, curators, artists and aficionados of the arts.[citation needed] The gallery, designed by Ai Weiwei,[citation needed] reflects influences from traditional Chinese architecture. Five buildings host exhibition spaces and an artist-in-residence studio.

Galerie Urs Meile was one of the first international galleries to focus on the Chinese art scene and has been working on an international level with Chinese artists since opening its Beijing branch in 1995.[2] The gallery represents established artists such as Ai Weiwei, Wim Delvoye (in Asia), Xie Nanxing, Qiu Shihua, Not Vital, and Wang Xingwei, as well as emerging artists such as Cheng Ran, Li Gang, Christian Schoeler, Julia Steiner, and Yan Xing.[citation needed]

Galerie Urs Meile annually participates at Art Basel, Art Basel Hong Kong, and Art Basel Miami Beach.[citation needed]


Artists represented by the gallery include:[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne". artnet. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Urs Meile". Iona Whittaker. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

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