Andrzej Starmach (b. 1953), art historian, dealer, collector and sponsor. Since 1989, he has run a contemporary art gallery together with his wife Teresa. Its first home was in Krakow’s Main Square. Ever since it was created, Galeria Starmach has cooperated with the most celebrated Polish artists. It has staged scores of solo exhibitions presenting the oeuvre of artists such as Jerzy Nowosielski, Tadeusz Kantor, Roman Opałka, Henryk Stażewski, Tadeusz Brzozowski, marek Piasecki or Jonasz Stern.
In 1997, following a revamp of a historical Jewish prayers house in Podgórze district (Zucher House), Galeria Starmach found there new vast and modern exhibiting space. With the opening of the new showrooms the programme of the gallery was modified: apart from classics of post-war Polish art, international artists began to appear there as well. On view have been works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Joseph Beuys, Louise Borgeois, Meret Oppenheim, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti and many others. Also, exhibitions of photographs are organised at Galeria Starmach more and more often.
Contemporary art is promoted not only by regular exhibitions but also by publishing perfectly edited catalogues and promoting artists tied with Galeria Starmach at other galleries and cultural centres nationwide and worldwide, for example at Art