Aurel Scheibler opened in Cologne in April 1991 and has since forged a unique platform with a distinctive vision focusing on emerging, established, and historically significant artists. In addition to solo shows of a roster of international artists producing in all media, group shows mounted at the gallery or art fairs often incorporate work of major artists of the twentieth century alongside the gallery’s contemporary program. This juxtaposition fosters artists’ work by creating a broader context and engaging them in dialogues that defy conceptual or temporal limits. Aurel Scheibler also continues a long history of successful private sales of major artworks of the past century to important museums and private collections. The gallery participates in major art fairs including Art Basel, Frieze and Art Cologne.
In May 2006 the gallery moved to Berlin and opened on Witzlebenplatz 4 in Charlottenburg. In September 2007 Aurel Scheibler inaugurated a second exhibition space, ScheiblerMitte, in downtown Berlin on Charlottenstrasse 2. April 2010 saw the closing of the Charlottenburg gallery to concentrate on the new platform in Kreuzberg. In summer 2012 the gallery moved to Schöneberger Ufer in Tiergarten, where it is set in a historical building created in 1911 for the Berlin Association of Female Artists (Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen), which also housed the galleries of Ferdinand Möller and the brothers Nierendorf.