Ivo Wessel (born in Paderborn in 1965) studied computer science in Braunschweig and moved to Berlin in 2000 because of the young and vital art world the city had to offer. He is a software developer and has programmed apps for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Alexa-Skills, especially for artists and art institutions. He has been collecting contemporary art and literature ever since his high school years, always trying to combine his three obsessions art, books, and computers. Over ten years ago, he began ›Videoart at Midnight‹ with gallerist Olaf Stüber, a project that shows video art on the big screen at Kino Babylon: once a month on a Friday, always at midnight.

Sammlung Ivo Wessel includes Conceptual Art, Concrete Painting, Photography, Media and Video Art. For Berlin Art Week 2020 Ivo Wessel is showing three four-channel video installations by Julian Rosefeldt, two multi-channel video works by Jonas Englert, an installation by !Mediengruppe Bitnik, and video works by Klaus vom Bruch, Christian Marclay, Bjørn Melhus, and many more.

Works by the following artists from the collection are also on display: Robert Barta, Malte Bartsch, Victor Bonato, Marcel Buehler, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Denmark, Marianne Fayol, Sylvie Fleury, Christian Frosch, Winfred Gaul, Walter Giers, Wilfried Hagebölling, Heijo Hangen, Jenny Holzer, Ottmar Hörl, Sven Johne, Anna Kagan, Siegfried Kreitner, Camill Leberer, Julio Le Parc, Via Lewandowsky, Richard Paul Lohse, Adolf Luther, Jan van Munster, Paul Mansouroff, Mathieu Mercier, Peter Miller, Lienhard von Monkiewitsch, Maurizio Nannucci, Stefan Panhans, Angelika Platen, Vandy Rattana, Hans Richter, Karin Sander, Heinrich Siepmann, Anton Stankowski, Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Sándor Szombati, Luke Willis Thompson, Timm Ulrichs, Peter Vogel, Donata Wenders, Wim Wenders, Michael Wesely.

Lehrter Straße 57, House 2, 2nd floor
10557 Berlin

11 SEP, 5—9pm
12—13 SEP, 2—9pm

free admission

Bus 123

Collection Ivo Wessel, 2020. Photo: private, 2020