Bildhalle was founded in 2013 by Mirjam Cavegn in Zurich. Since its foundation, it has quickly become one of the most respected galleries for photography in Switzerland, acting within the long-standing Swiss
tradition of photography and its promotion as an artistic medium. Bildhalle represents outstanding artists in traditional and contemporary photography.
In 2020, Bildhalle opened a gallery space in Amsterdam and a year later, sealed this bold leap by launching a second location in the Dutch capital, thus consolidating its strong position in the Dutch and European
markets. In Amsterdam, Bildhalle presents a well-curated selection of Dutch and international artists.
In the interplay between selected established photographers of the twentieth century and those of a younger generation who are expanding the medium, Bildhalle’s ambitious gallery program aims to exert
a positive influence on the reception and recognition of artistic photography through solo and group exhibitions, participation in international art fairs and the publication of high quality photobooks.
“Like no other medium, photography has the power to combine memories and wishes. It is personal and historical; it tells stories both modest and meaningful. By drawing attention to ‘the other’, it confronts us with our own lives. Classic photography is a window to the past, to a world that is still part of our cultural heritage. We are invited to mirror the present in the past. Contemporary photography has emancipated itself from the real world and enchants us with soft and savage tones. It is like music that spirits us into a world in which everything seems possible.”
Mirjam Cavegn, founder and owner