Galerie Thomas Schulte—until 2000 Galerie Franck + Schulte—was one of the first galleries to open in Berlin after reunification. The gallery’s very first exhibition with the "Chor der Heuschrecken" of Rebecca Horn in April 1991 already received a good deal of attention among both the critics and the general public. The gallery quickly advanced to become one of the leading international locations for contemporary art in Germany, showing positions never before on view in Berlin, including artists such as Richard Artschwager, Alighiero Boetti, Magdalena Jetelová, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, Pat Steir, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Since the beginning, the gallery has focused on classical conceptual art along with contemporary conceptual positions and the immanent discourse on the form and value of artistic work. Never merely following current market trends, Galerie Thomas Schulte is instead interested in representing artists of unmistakable quality, artists who in turn influence the thought and work of other artists.
Artists like Stephen Willats, Richard Deacon, Jonathan Lasker, Allan McCollum, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Juan Uslé define the gallery program with its focus on conceptual positions. These key figures in the history of contemporary art from the generation of artists now over fifty are complemented by more recent positions like those of Mark Francis, Fabian Marcaccio, Bernhard Martin, and Peter Rogiers, as well as young artists such as Idris Khan, Jacco Olivier, and Iris Schomaker.