About the Gallery
HG Contemporary is a global fine art gallery founded and curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in the United States and Europe; cities New York, Madrid and Napa Valley. Hoerle-Guggenheim has built a reputation for identifying and cultivating artists worldwide and producing shows that embrace groundbreaking aesthetics, concepts and visual expression.
Hoerle-Guggenheim has an unparalleled eye for quality, combined with a distinct skill for nurturing and promoting new art. He exhibits both internationally and locally acclaimed artists whose processes and backgrounds are unique, diverse, and relevant. HG Contemporary prioritizes personal investigation and individual narratives with a mission to create value for art collectors and artists alike. This commitment carries an innovative and clear vision about producing exceptional art exhibitions as well as a deep understanding of visual culture's function within and beyond the walls of the gallery.
About Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, A Word from the Founder "my love for art was passed on to me by my grand-mother and my mother. Both avid collectors, they instilled in me great admiration for the old masters, endless curiosity for the new and an insatiable appetite for the treasure hunt. Our house was always open to artists. There were visits to painters’ studios, trips to museums and constant art talk at the dinner table. I didn’t develop a formal education in art, I developed an instinct and a passion for it at a very young age. After graduating University I went on to work in the corporate realm of business and observed how trends move and impact our increasingly fast-paced society. During that time, I kept very close ties with the art community, hosting private events in the US and Europe. And as the art world became more dynamic, I found myself wanting to follow my own aesthetic compass and explore the incredible potential for renewal and audacity offered by new social interactions, digital technology and pop culture. This is how I came to create HG Contemporary at a captivating moment in art history. I feel truly lucky to be with some of the most provocative and raw talents of today."
In addition to curating the gallery’s exhibitions, Philippe is actively engaged in numerous non-profit institutions including The Bowery Mission and as a board member of Elevate New York with the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists.