mission statement

The galerie gugging is one of the most important international venues for the presentation and creation of unspoiled, original art with its own formal language. The French artist Jean Dubuffet defined this style as art brut. For 30 years now, the gallery has been exhibiting works by the Gugging Artists and their international colleagues with the aim of making their work more visible within the framework of contemporary art and promoting previously unknown artists. What many people don’t know is that the Gugging Artists are the actual bosses as owners of the gallery in this unique constellation. The galerie gugging team works with joy, appreciation & know-how to strengthen its national and international appeal and to accompany art lovers & collectors as partners in their passion.

team spirit

The galerie gugging is a role model of how collaboration can work. Our cooperation partners are not only museums and galleries, but above all the artists themselves, who can also be found time and again in the gallery premises around the atelier gugging. Our team welcomes you with pleasure and is looking forward to being at your side with consultation.

surrounding, location

The galerie gugging is part of the Art Brut Center Gugging, embedded in the atelier gugging, the House of Artists, the museum gugging and The Private Foundation – Artists from Gugging. The proximity of the place of origin of the works by the Gugging Artists and their presentation is unique in the world. In the wonderful environment in the middle of the Vienna Woods artistic work is carried out on a daily basis.

The galerie gugging – a hotspot of the art brut scene – has always been a place of encounter and artists such as David Bowie, Loys Egg, Constantin Luser, Peter Pongratz, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Roth, Daniel Spoerri as well as London fashion designer Christopher Kane have been inspired by the Gugging Artists. Since 2018, artworks by Leopold Strobl have been an integral part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York (MoMA) and this year 16 of his works are presented at the 60th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. In addition, the Gugging Artists can also be seen time and again in Austrian museums such as the Albertina, the Belvedere, the State Gallery of Lower Austria, and the mumok.


– Representing the Gugging Artists as well as discovering and promoting yet unknown artists.

– We cooperate worldwide with renowned artists, galleries, museums, and collections.

– 3 exhibitions per year in Maria Gugging with accompanying catalogue.

– Participation at international fairs such as the Art Paris, Drawing Now Art Fair Paris, Outsider Art Fair New York,…

– Since 2017, organiser of the galerie gugging special edition – a format that offers a stage to artists with reference to the Gugging Artists / to art brut and the joy of experimentation. Works composed especially for the occasion are repeatedly premiered such as “Paradise Lost” by Christopher Chaplin, “Sensitive Figure” by Lukas Lauermann, or the unique reading “Brandauer reads Bowie” by Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Photo f.l.t.r.: Michael Brunner, Nina Katschnig, Joshua Strydom, Irina Katnik, Michael Martinek, Gerti Hacker, Philipp Parfuss

our team


Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 381 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 200


Managing Director || Curator & Author



Assistant Manager || Press

Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 381 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 20


Exhibition Manager || Curator & Social Media

Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 381 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 221


Sales Representative

Mag. Michael BRUNNER
Communication | Creative Solutions
& Art Handling
Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 376 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 225

Art Handling & Registrar

Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 376 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 213


Michael MARTINEK – Fabrique Agency
Artistic Director “galerie gugging special edition”
Tel / mobile: +43 699 12603510


Photo ©Theo Kust

Rent the premises of the galerie gugging for your party! We offer an unmistakable and unique ambience for your private party or your company celebration and look forward to making your event a special experience for you and your guests. We are open to your wishes, flexibility and service are a matter of course!

premises & technique

We are also happy to help you choose a catering service or you can hire a caterer of your choice. For EUR 1.000,– excl. rent for one event we offer:

  • 450m² total area in the gallery
  • Possibility for a seated, stylish meal or flying buffet with or without DJ
  • Seating for reading, music etc.

Positions such as final cleaning and personnel costs are included in the mentioned price. We are looking forward to your call or e-mail and are at your disposal for further information.

contact details

galerie gugging

Gerti Hacker

Am Campus 2

3400 Maria Gugging

Tel.: +43 676 841181 207

Email: gerti.hacker@galeriegugging.com

maintenance of collection

With 30 years of exhibition activity, we have an excellent international network and see ourselves as partners of artists, galleries and museums. We stand by our customers, collectors and interested parties – according to their individual wishes. It is a great pleasure for us to advise you in your art purchase and collection building and to provide you with our know-how, including expertises, framing, conservation, delivery and assembly. We are interested in purchases.


If you purchase a work by a Gugging Artist from us, you will always receive an expertise with the invoice. If you have works by the Gugging Artists in your collection that are not yet registered with us, we would be happy to provide expertises. Per expertise we allow ourselves to charge € 250,- incl. VAT.