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 25 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. We work on it with great enthusiasm and it gives us pleasure to accompany art lovers and 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 you can get to know during the creative process in the premises of the gallery or in the atelier gugging. Our competent, always service-oriented and inspired team will be happy to welcome you and looks forward to advise you.


surroundings, location

The galerie gugging sees itself as 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 works are produced and new works are created every day.

The galerie gugging – a hotspot of the art brut scene – has always been a place of encounter and artists such as Arnulf Rainer, Peter Pongratz, Gerhard Roth or David Bowie as well as London fashion designer Christopher Kane have been inspired by the Gugging Artists. Since 2018, artworks from Gugging have also been an integral part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York (MoMA).


– Discovering and promoting previously unknown artists.

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

– Four exhibitions a year with accompanying catalogues are presented.

– Participation at international art fairs such as the Drawing Now Paris, the 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 experimenting. Works composed especially for the occasion such as “Paradise Lost” by Christopher Chaplin, “Sensitive Figure” by Lukas Lauermann or the unique reading “Brandauer reads Bowie” by Klaus Maria Brandauer are repeatedly premiered.

Photo 2nd row – f.l.t.r.: Philipp Parfuss, Irina Katnik, Michael Brunner, Nina Katschnig, Elisabeth Mühlbacher
1st row –
f.l.t.r.: Gerti Hacker, Claudia Seher, Claudia Leitmannslehner


our team

Managing Director



Assistant Manager

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


Exhibition/Project Manager & Social Media || gg vienna

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


Tel / fixed: +43 2243 87087 377 Tel / mobile: +43 676 841181 203


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


Art Handling & Registrar

Tel / fest: +43 2243 87087 376 Tel / mobil: +43 676 841181 205

Claudia SEHER
Accounting Manager Tel / mobile: +43 676 3280048

Michael MARTINEK – Fabrique Agency
Artistic Director “gallery gugging special edition”

Tel / mobile: +43 699 12603510


renting, premises & technique

Photo ©Theo Kust

Rent the premises of the gallery 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!


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 almost 25 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.