Founded in Cologne in 2011, Galerie Bene Taschen represents some of the leading international artists in contemporary photography and painting. The gallery is committed to promoting its roster of international artists with regular participation in prominent art fairs such as Paris Photo and Art Cologne, as well as an extensive exhibition schedule. In 2011, Galerie Bene Taschen debuted with the LA based photographer, Gregory Bojorquez, together with Joseph Rodriguez, from New York. In 2014, acclaimed photographer, Miron Zownir, from Berlin, and the Dusseldorf painter, Oliver Blum, joined the gallery program. 2015 saw the addition of American photographers, Jamel Shabazz and Arlene Gottfried, both from New York City, and in 2016, German painter, Ulrike Nattermüller. As of fall 2017, the gallery is pleased to announce the representation of New York based photographer, Jeff Mermelstein and German painter, Charlotte Trossbach.