Dietrich Mahlow
gallery owner
19.08.1920 Seehausen
11.06.2013 Darmstadt

Study of philosophy, art history, psychology and business administration in Freiburg im Breisgau, graduated in 1955. 1956 co-initiator and later managing director of the Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst Baden-Baden. 1956-1967 director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. 1967 founding director of the Kunsthalle and the Institute for Modern Art in Nuremberg. At the same time planning of a museum together with cultural advisor Hermann Glaser to house the Institute for Modern Art and the collection of contemporary art to needs to be built up.

1975-1978 director of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Caracas in Venezuela. Numerous memberships, such as committee member of the Sao Paulo Biennial, Venice Biennial and the International Association of Art Critics. 1982 awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in the 1970s with the Venezuelan medal by the president.

Member of the working committee “Industrial Design and Graphics” at documenta 3.