We look back on 35 years of Mai 36 Galerie and thank all artists who joined us on this journey. Many thanks to all collectors, curators and friends, who have helped us along the way.
We are still passionate and enjoy showing art to the world.
AS LONG AS IT LASTS
Victor Gisler and Team
Mai 36 Galerie was founded in 1987 by Victor Gisler. The opening exhibition was held with Les Levine in 1988 at Maihofstrasse 36 in Lucerne. Since 1996, the gallery is located in a three-story townhouse in the center of Zurich, near the Kunsthaus.
Mai 36 Galerie continuously presents and promotes the work of emerging and established contemporary artists through gallery exhibitions, publications and at international art fairs.
Inaugural exhibition with Les Levine «Create Yourself» at Maihofstrasse 36, Lucerne
First solo exhibitions with David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Matt Mullican, Thomas Ruff & Lawrence Weiner
First art fair: ARCOmadrid
First solo exhibitions with Vito Acconci, Stephan Balkenhol, General Idea & Rémy Zaugg
First solo exhibition with John Baldessari
Gallery moves to Dufourstrasse 137, Zurich
First solo exhibition with the Estate of Paul Thek
First solo exhibition with Pia Fries
First solo exhibition with Andreas Gursky
Gallery relocates to Rämistrasse 37, Zurich
Victor Gisler joins Art Basel Committee
First solo exhibition with Franz Ackermann & Rita McBride
First solo exhibition with the Estate of Luigi Ghirri
Gallery expands into Three-Story Townhouse at Rämistrasse 37, Zurich
36.1 Projects initiated by Henri Gisler, to introduce Emerging Artists
First solo exhibition with Irma Blank
Scheduled 36 Years Anniversary Celebration of Mai 36