Located in the heart of Karlsruhe, Germany. A vibrant cultural city in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, and France. DCS CONTEMPORARY produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and learning experiences to forge an interpretive understanding of local and global phenomena in art and society.

The gallery works with talented local and global artists of renowned stature and offers spaces to young artists it considers promising. We support our artists in dynamic exhibitions and projects and pay special attention to our audiences and clients’ intellectual and aesthetic interests. Creating bridges between artists and art passionate.

With over 20 years of experience in the arts, Founder and Director Dr. Dana Corina Schmidt embrace diasporic voices, utilizing the space as a platform for exhibitions, museum visitations, public lectures, performing arts, new media. As well as a meeting point for artists, curators, scholars, and writers.

Contemporary Art Gallery

Karlstrasse 43, 76133 Karlsruhe
E: gallery@dcscontemporary.com www.dcscontemporary.com

Paul Siera


Paul Sierra was born in Havana, Cuba in 1944. Growing up in Cuba, he wanted to be a filmmaker. After immigrating to the United States as a teenager however, painting became a more feasible ambition, and it led him to enroll at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.   His lushly colored canvases often depict symbolic landscapes, self-portraits or interiors. His themes include Greek Mythology, the exploration of man’s most discordant psychological states and the artist’s personal journey through life. Sierra has had more than sixty solo shows to his credit in the last twelve years. His works have been acquired as part of numerous significant public art collections, including, among others, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and The Snite Museum of Art.

From the MCA catalog “Art in Chicago 1945-1995”