gray+gray gallery was founded in January 2022 by Clemens Köhler and Jeremiah Quarshie.
The gallery represents a program of international contemporary art with an emphasis on young emerging artists. Its artistic media ranges from representational and abstract painting, photography, sculpture, performance art, among others. The programmatic focus is on artists from Africa, complemented by artists from other spaces that connect with the gallery’s ideology. This is emphasised through the artist in residence programme which is managed by Jeremiah Quarshie, an artist who also co-directs and principally curates the gallery’s artistic programmes.
Jeremiah Quarshie was born in Accra, Ghana and lives in Accra, Lagos (Nigeria) and Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, since 2007.
He has participated in international exhibitions in Amsterdam, Paramaribo, Cape Town, Marrakech, Munich, New York and London.
gray+gray gallery uses the rooms in Herrenstrasse 46, 76133 Karlsruhe for a transitional period. The move to the final location at Kriegsstrasse 134, 76133 Karlsruhe will take place in spring 2023.
Additional director of the gallery is Joulian Kreit (focus: marketing and public relations). Joulian Kreit was born in Darʿā, Syria and lives in Berlin. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in International Business from TH Köln and studied in Cologne and Maastrich.