Podbielski Contemporary’s specific focus is to promote contemporary photography in its various declinations. In the course of its ten-year existence, it has achieved world recognition among collectors, colleagues and institutions. The emphasis of its program is to represent a wide range of artists, who address the geopolitics of the Balkans, the Middle East, Italy, Germany and new territories in a transcultural and artistic perspective.
Pierre André Podbielski established Podbielski Contemporary in January 2011 in Berlin Mitte. The opening show “Moving Worlds” featured Yael Bartana, Adrian Paci, Paola Yacoub, Lidwien van de Ven and Danica Dakic and was introduced with an essay by Griselda Pollock.
In 2018, Podbielski Contemporary moved its venue back to Milan, its hometown. The gallery seeks to promote exhibitions, encouraging collaborations with colleagues, to curate and produce shows with public institutions and to introduce its artists to private and museum collections. Its founder strongly believes that a gallery, besides representing artists and promoting their works in an optimal way, should also serve as a hub for the exchange of ideas about art and culture, particularly for young scholars and collectors.
More recently Podbielski Contemporary has enhanced its focus by promoting established Italian artists, but also on launching promising new talents. While consolidating 4 to 5 shows a year, Podbielski Contemporary attends qualified art fairs from its initial participation at The Hours in Turin (2011), to Photo Basel, MIA photo fair, Artefiera Bologna, Unseen, Artissima, Photo London to Paris Photo (2021).