The gallery Semjon Contemporary s|c represents German and international artists from the media painting, sculpture, installation, photography and video. The contemporary program of the gallery is presented in two seperate exhibition spaces. A show room for solo exhibitions is supplemented with the Salon Cabinet, which displays various works of the gallery’s artists and guest artists. This dual concept refers to the origination and history of the gallery.
In the year 2001, the artist Semjon H.N. Semjon called the project room KioskShop berlin to life. What originally started as a long-term installation in Berlin-Mitte, was a ten-year intervention project, which offered many emerging artists an exhibition and discussion forum. Held at the former location of the KioskShop, the gallery Semjon Contemporary s|c was founded in September 2011 by H.N. Semjon. In its program, the gallery takes up numerous contacts and projects from the KioskShop and represents artists with whom H.N. Semjon, as a former colleague, stands in long-term productive relationships.
The conversion plans for the gallery space, the Salon Cabinet as well as the Schaulager came from young architect Bjørn Mündner. He was also responsible for their realisation. His first commissioned project may help to serve as a reference.
Heiner Großmann engages in programming and developement of the gallery database and brings the graphical abstracts for the gallery homepage from dinazwei grafikwerkstatt (Petra Rühle and Heinz Bähr) into life. The graphic appearance, for instance corporate logo and letter head were also designed by dinazwei grafikwerkstatt.