Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Vienna
1010 Vienna, Austria
tel +43 151 20 840
opening hours Innsbruck
Tue–Fri 12–18 Sat 10–15 and by appointment
opening hours Vienna
Tue–Fri 12–18 Sat 11–15 and by appointment
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Founded in 1977 in Innsbruck, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman has been working with important and internationally renowned contemporary artists from Austria, including Bruno Gironcoli, Hermann Nitsch, Walter Pichler, Arnulf Rainer and Franz West. In the 80s the gallery started working with a younger generation of painters – Siegfried Anzinger, Herbert Brandl, Erwin Bohatsch and Gunter Damisch – that were just leaving the academies, later known as “Neue Wilde”. Artists from different media and the neighbouring countries joined the gallery in the 90s and early 2000s: Éva Bodnár, Maria Brunner, Thomas Feuerstein, Michael Kienzer, Florin Kompatscher and Peter Sandbichler.
The gallery profile is continuously complemented with significant international positions, always taken in a cultural context: John M Armleder, Günther Förg, Jürgen Klauke, Tal R, Johannes Wohnseifer (2016), Mai-Thu Perret (2020) and Iman Issa (2021). The focus remains to work with artists long-term and to accompany them through their career.
In 2011, the gallery opened a large-scale dependance in Vienna’s first district, that next to its major hall also holds a smaller second exhibition space called Seitengalerie. While Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman have been operating as the gallerists for already 40 years, in 2020 a younger generation joined their team, consisting of Maximilian Thoman (gallerist) and Eva Oberhofer (director).
They are now taking care of the space in Vienna as well as continuously adding new positions of another generation to the gallery’s artist list, like Julia Haugeneder and Johannes Kofler.
March 2023, Photo © Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / Jennifer Gelardo