Karsten Schubert

46 Lexington Street

London W1F 0LP, UK


tel +44 (0)20 7734 9002

fax +44 (0)20 7734 9021


Opening times: Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm

Viewing by appointment only


twitter: @KarstenSchubert


Karsten Schubert does not review unsolicited artists' submissions.



Company history


The gallery began in 1986 with a solo exhibition of British artist Alison Wilding at 85 Charlotte Street, London. Since then, Karsten Schubert has presented a continuous gallery programme at Foley Street, Fitzrovia, and Lower John Street, Soho. 


Throughout its 25-year history, the gallery has championed international contemporary artists, with a special focus on artists from the UK. Notable exhibited artists include: Carl Andre, Glenn Brown, Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Michael Craig-Martin, Dexter Dalwood, Dan Flavin, Anya Gallaccio, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Bob Law, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, John Stezaker, Rachel Whiteread, Alison Wilding and Fred Wilson.


Alongside the gallery, Karsten Schubert (with Charles Asprey and Thomas Dane) established the publishing company Ridinghouse in 1995. This London-based press is dedicated to publishing the best of art writing and criticism, revisiting art history and exploring individual artists and specific projects through its expanding lists. 


Karsten Schubert continues to nurture its represented artists – Robert Holyhead, Ann-Marie James, Bridget Riley and Alison Wilding – at its current space on Lexington Street, Soho, through co-organising exhibitions with galleries at home and abroad. The company also oversees an off-site events programme and participates at numerous national and international art and book fairs.


Karsten Schubert, the company's founder, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1961. He is an Advisory Board member of Drawing Room, London, and a Faculty of the Fine Arts member of The British School at Rome. His books include Bridget Riley: Complete Prints 1962–2012 (ed., 2012) and The Curator's Egg: The Evolution of the Museum Concept from the French Revolution to the Present (2000). 



Staff details


Karsten Schubert, Owner


Ben Parsons, Director

mob: +44 (0)77 9177 4426


Madeleine Bertorelli, Associate

mob: +44 (0)79 7735 2449


Antonio de la Hera, Assistant 




Karsten Schubert runs an internship programme, which offers experience of all aspects of the company's activities. If interested in applying for a part-time internship for a minimum of 2 months, please send an email along with a full CV to