The Bereznitsky Gallery opened in 2006, and is located at 73 Heidestrasse. It is the first space in Berlin to represent contemporary Ukrainian art. The gallery presents the most exciting Ukrainian artists working today, making Eastern Europe’s lively yet neglected art scene accessible to a Western European audience for the first time. Through its regular exhibitions and events the gallery hopes to play a key role in facilitating a cultural meeting point between the contemporary art worlds of East and West. The director of the Gallery is the Ukrainian art historian and art critic Prof. Dr. Ludmila Bereznitsky, who also runs a gallery in Kiev. Ludmila Bereznitsky has published many books and articles on the history and current tendencies of Ukrainian art, among them is the well known catalogue From Red to Yellow and Blue + Orange, (2005) a history of Ukrainian painting from socialist realism to the present.
Since its inception, the gallery has mounted an ambitious series of exhibitions presenting work by many leading international Ukrainian artists, such as Boris Mikhailov. The gallery shows key works from the generation of successful artists who together comprise what is often referred to as Ukrainian New Wave, including the much renowned Ilya Chichkan, and the painters Maxim Mamsikov, Vassily Tsagolov, as well as Aleksander Hnilitsky and Lesja Zajac, both of whom represented Ukraine at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions have presented cutting edge work from emerging talents such as Masha Shubina and the REVISION group, including the photographer Andrei Loginov. In 2007 the gallery participated in the 11th International Art Fair Moscow and ART.FAIR 21, Cologne.