Installation view of “A Brune Figure in Winter Evening Resists Identity” (2018). Photo: Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin.

Arratia Beer Gallery in Berlin Closes After Twelve Years

Euridice Arratia, the founder of Berlin’s Arratia Beer gallery, announced in a letter on Saturday that after a twelve-year run the arts space has closed. Arratia established the midsize gallery with Elizabeth Bee in 2006. She did not give a reason for the closure. Over the years, the gallery has worked with artists such as Maria Anwander, Patty Chang, Omer Fast, Holly Hendry, Mary Reid Kelley, Pablo Rasgado, Javier Téllez, and Claudia Wieser.

In the letter, Arratia thanked artists, performers, writers, curators, and friends, among others. “My appreciation goes also to the museum colleagues and committed collectors, who have followed and supported the program throughout the years,” she wrote. “And to the unknown visitor, who, after coming into the gallery repeated times to see the same exhibition, walked into the office simply saying ‘Thank you for doing this’ and walking away.”

Among the last exhibitions staged by the gallery were the artist Anna Virnich’s first solo show, “Wärme,” which ended in January, and the group show “A Brune Figure in Winter Evening Resists Identity,” which closed in April.