About the gallery

Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam was established in April 2008 and offers an international program of contemporary art. Most of the artists express an interest in the cultural and existential conditions of our environment and show their ideas through an innovative use of different mediums.

Gallery artists have been included in international exhibitions such as Documenta, biennials in Venice, Istanbul, Gwangju, Taipei and Sao Paulo, Performa New York and Manifesta. Our clientele consists of private and institutional collections from all over the world.

From the beginning we are located in Rotterdam, first in the Groot Handelsgebouw, a modernistic former whole-sale trade building next to the Central Station and from 2014 till June 2019 in the three upper floors of the former bath-house of the Justus van Effen block in the western part of the city. We relocated to a new venue in Rotterdam West, in the harbour area, where we now occupy the ground floor of a villa, the former office of the hides dealer Binneveld & Schellen.

Recent interviews regarding the gallery program are online in Conceptual Fine Arts (click here) and Contemporary Art Galleries (click here). The gallery participates occasionally at international boutique fairs as Independent and Paris Internationale.
Recently we launched a new project, ‘Weilermattes’, a retreat in the German Eifel region. In the year 2022 we will concentrate further on the development of the facilities in order to open in 2023. To this end, we close our space in Rotterdam and end our gallery activities from April 1st, 2022 completely.
For new updates please check @wilfriedlentz and @weilermattes.


Photo: Atelier Tomas Dirrix

A holiday home cum artist residence and an exhibition space, the retreat is located in the little village of Brohl, a few kilometers away from the Moselle river; and retains the name ‘Weilermattes’ long used by locals for the existing old farmstead.

Photo: Atelier Tomas Dirrix