About us

I have been collecting for 25 years and dealing in African art for 20 years. I was inspired by my father's passion for collecting, who left us a collection of "German Colonies". I studied ethnology, art history and comparative law at the Freie Universität Berlin without graduating. After extensive travels through Cameroon, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana, I lived in Bamako and Segou for 10 years. In Segou I managed the gallery "Tribaloartforum", which had to close in 2012 because of the war in Mali. Then I settled in Lomé Togo, where we have a branch. 16 years ago, Jaenicke-Njoya GmbH was founded, and I have been its managing partner ever since. In 2018 we opened a gallery in Berlin Charlottenburg opposite the Charlottenburg Palace and near the Picasso Museum Berggruen. Our team consists of 6 employees. An archaeologist, an art historian, a photographer, a financial controller, a permanent representative in our branch in Lomé, Togo, and an acting director in Berlin/Togo. You can find us on the web at www.wolfgang-jaenicke.com or by visiting our Instagram page @galerie.w.jaenicke.