Gabriele Galimberti: In Her Kitchen

A photographic and culinary journey through kitchens of the world

10. November 2024 – 6. July 2025


rem-Stiftungsmuseen C4,12


About the exhibition

With "In Her Kitchen", Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti (*1977) undertakes a photographic and culinary journey through kitchens of the world. Created for a report on couchsurfing, he photographed grandmothers in their home kitchens and their signature dishes. The 58 portraits document in a very personal way the universal language of food, family and hospitality. Wherever Galimberti spent the night as a couchsurfer, he asked his hosts to meet the grandmother, cook and eat with her. These encounters were not only an initial approach to the sometimes unfamiliar ingredients and cooking techniques of the respective country's cuisine, but also reveal private insights into the importance that cooking can have as an expression of cultural identity, tradition and love – no matter which country on Earth you sit down to eat.

Stylistically, the photographs for "In Her Kitchen" follow Gabriele Galimberti's idiosyncratic pictorial concept of portraits and accurately arranged objects. The focus is always on people, so that despite their formalist rigor, his photographs sensitively disclose the diverse spectrum of everyday human life.

"In Her Kitchen" is accompanied by a catalogue published by Nünnerich-Asmus-Verlag. The exhibition is part of the major special exhibition Essen und Trinken. Reisen durch Körper & Zeit at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim.

Plan your visit

Opening hours

10.11.2024 – 6.7.2025
Tue – Sun 10.00 – 17.00
Closed on mondays, 24th / 25th / 31st december 2024, 1st / 29th may 2025 and 9th / 19th june 2025


ZEPHYR in den rem-Stiftungsmuseen C4,12
68159 Mannheim

Information + Booking:
Phone +49 (0)621 – 293 37 71



  Gabriele Galimberti
Adults 9 €
Discount rate 7 €
4,50 €


Children + teenagers
(age 6–18)
4,50 €

College students, professional interns 7 €
Groups (per person,
10 persons and more)
7 €

Families (2 adults
with children / teenagers up to age 18 Jahre)
18 €

Families mini (1 adult
with children / teenagers up to age 18 Jahre)
16 €

School groups, preschool groups
(per person)
4,50 €

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