ABOUT HG CONTEMPORARY
HG Contemporary is a breakthrough gallery founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim in 2014. The gallery has built a reputation for unearthing distinct artists and producing shows that embrace groundbreaking aesthetics and concepts. The gallery is committed to developing an international contemporary program that is ambitious as well as diverse. This commitment carries with it 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. This approach includes a digital path, which is under way. HG Contemporary has produced exhibitions featuring: RETNA, Tim Bengel, Stuart McAlpine Miller, Jason Dussault, Massimo Agostinelli, Olga Tobreluts among many others.
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER, Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim
"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 in Bonn, Germany, 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 from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, I went on to work as a financial analyst for Ernst & Young as well as The Hyatt Corporation 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 a part of it and to have built lasting relationships 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.