STAMPA Gallery + Bookshop
IAN HAMILTON FINLAY - Evening (2015)
PROJECTS # 4 - IM RAUM (2013)
EVA-FIORE KOVACOVSKY - Transmutationen (2013)
MARCEL ODENBACH - Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können (2013)
ROMAN SIGNER - Skulptur (2011)
DORIT MARGREITER (2011)
ERIK STEINBRECHER - Brot & Hosen (2011)
GERDA STEINER & JÖRG LENZLINGER - Creep (2010)
MARTINA GMÜR - Das Loch (2010)
STAMPA gallery was founded by Gilli and Diego Stampa in 1969. From its very beginning, there has been a continuous exhibition concept of international and Swiss contemporary art, including initial presentations of Vito Acconci, Miriam Cahn, Luis Camnitzer, Marlene Dumas, Valie Export, General Idea, Zilla Leutenegger, Marcel Odenbach, Pipilotti Rist, Roman Signer, Erik Steinbrecher, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger as well as Rosemarie Trockel in Switzerland.
The exhibitions are conceived and realised in close collaboration with the artists represented by the gallery. The mediation of contemporary art forms a central issue in our activities, amongst others including pioneering video presentations and performances since the early 1970s as well as book launches and cooperations with academic institutions.
The gallery programme promotes young as well as established artists, representing all artistic media. Interdisciplinary exhibition projects, such as with Olaf Nicolai and the contemporary music Ensemble Phoenix Basel, complete it. As do archive exhibitions based on documentation material and works from the STAMPA archives. In so doing early artworks are presented to a new public and the gallery’s history is reflected.
The STAMPA bookshop as an integral part of the gallery concept offers a highly specialised range of publications on art, photography, architecture, design and fashion as well as videos, artists’ books and editions.
In 2006, the Prize for Culture of the City of Basel was awarded to Gilli and Diego Stampa, honouring their merits in the promotion of contemporary art and the creation of a unique place of cultural interaction in Basel.
Since 2009 STAMPA has expanded in collaboration with PLATTFON, an exclusive shop for contemporary music and venue for concerts and exhibitions in Basel.