Bäckerbreitergang 75, 20355 Hamburg
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OUR HISTORY, OUR MISSION
In the year 2002, Jörg Heikhaus opened a small gallery in his artist studio, a very small space in Hamburg St. Pauli. It was experimental, it was different, it was the first of its kind in Germany, and one of very few like-minded artspaces in Europe. Almost 20 years later, this experiment has long proven to be a global success and heliumcowboy is proud to say that it became a vital part in the foundation of one of the largest new movements in contemporary art today.
We were a pioneer among a new breed of galleries with the aim to discover exciting young artists with the ability to blow away boundaries and to establish nothing less but the future aesthetics of art.
Since the beginning, our motto (and ethos) derives from an old 70ies song: „A cowboy‘s work is never done“. This in mind, we quickly expanded the gallery’s reach by showcasing artists from around the globe, organizing exhibitions abroad and in unusual places, and taking part in acclaimed art fairs in New York, Miami, Basel, Cologne and Berlin.
heliumcowboy tirelessly supports artists by giving them the space and opportunity to fully explore and showcase their talent. Jointly, we have been getting our hands and minds dirty, achieving a shared goal: to establish emerging and mid carree artists within the field of probably the most contemporary form of fine art.
In November 2020 Jörg Heikhaus, who founded the heliumcowboy artspace back in 2002 handed over the reins of the gallery to his son Melvin. Jörg resigned from all his operative work at heliumcowboy to focus solely on his work as an artist. Melvin Heikhaus is now the new gallerist on the Ranch.
Unsere Galerie wird im Programmteil „Pandemiebedingte Investitionen in Kultureinrichtungen zur Erhaltung und Stärkung der bundesweit bedeutenden Kulturlandschaft“ im Rahmen des Programms „Neustart Kultur“ der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien gefördert.