Galleri Heike Arndt DK
Galleri Heike Arndt DK is originally a Danish gallery, placed in Kettinge on Lolland in Denmark since 1989. In 2008, the gallery expanded to Friedrichshain in old East Berlin.
Galleri Heike Arndt DK encourages a dynamic dialogue between the Nordic art scene and the art scene in Berlin, often in collaboration with other galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Nordic artists and German-based artists are offered the opportunity to exhibit their artwork together, reach out to a different audience and connect with colleagues through cross-cultural projects. Galleri Heike Arndt DK is defined as ”klein aber fein” and focuses on displaying contemporary art such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphic prints and new media. In our growing graphic department, there is a permanent selection available with more than 400 pieces of Scandinavian and German prints. The gallery also offers different kinds of activities, events and projects.
Social focus is taken with our monthly event scandinavian meetingpoint Berlin, our open stage for musicians ,our common book shelf and of course our open call exhibition where everybody is welcome.
Galleri Heike Arndt DK is based on a non-profit business model, which ensures that the our art selection is based on artistic criteria, as opposed to financial or commercial motives. We consider this strategy our strength, as well as a way to distinguish ourselves from commercial galleries. We hope that the artists we promote get an opportunity to develop their art in an international context as a part of the process to make art easily accessible to the public.
As the gallery is non-profitable, it depends on interns from the Nordic countries. The staff team made up by the interns is renewed at the beginning of each season. This adds an extra dimension to the gallery’s work, as all interns have different personalities and views on how to perform certain tasks.
The gallery was established by the Danish/German artist and cosmopolite Heike Arndt. Heike Arndt was born and raised in East Germany, but has been living and had citizenship in Denmark since 1985.
Her upbringing in East Germany and numerous longer stays around the world (Greenland, Africa, South America, the U.S. etc.) have all contributed to her passion to use art as a tool to create intercultural meetings. Galleri Heike Arndt DK draws on a strong artistic and human insight and a great practical experience working in the art field, in both nationally and internationally.