Berlin’s Peres Projects has occupied the nexus of art, fashion, cinema and celebrity for seven years. Uniting the American West and East coasts with Berlin, expat Javier Peres remains something of a legend around town, known as much for his peripatetic art spaces as for his larger-than-life personality, an enviable roster of contemporary artists and a well-known love of a good party (always a great way to ensure success in Berlin).
After seven years running spaces in Mitte and Kreuzberg, as well as the occasional pop-up, Peres shifted in March 2013 to a colossal ex-Soviet building on Karl-Marx-Allee, with a vast 500 square metres of space. Whilst his smaller Krezuberg space continues as a project area, the new gallery continues the streak of distinctive Peres artists – from Berlin painter David Ostrowski, Hollywood polymath James Franco, Brent Wadden, Marinella Senatore and Alex Israel, to Pete Wheeler’s New Zealand noir and another ace face around town, painter John Kleckner.
Other location Schlesische Strasse 26 (030 6162 6962), open by appointment.