The Romba Collection of Contemporary Art Foundation (ROCCA Stiftung) was established in 2011. The founders are the art historian Joelle and the lawyer Eric Romba from Berlin. The foundation consists of parts of the private collection of Joelle and Eric Romba. The couple lives within its art collection. The works are on display at their home from 1908 in Schlachtensee.
The collection can be visited by appointment.
There is no dedicated exhibition space. The ROCCA foundation organises exhibitions or is lender of international exhibitions.
The passion for collecting art started more than 15 years ago. More than 200 mainly contemporary art works of all media came together such as painting, drawing, video, light installation, sound pieces, photography and sculpture. The collection follows five ideas:
- Photorealistic painting
- Contemporary Op-Art
- The search of identity in photography
- Architecture in art
- Arthistorical role models further developed
The following artists are represented in the collection:
Gregor Hildebrandt, Gerold Miller, Matti Braun, Alexandra Bircken, Leigh Ledare, Peppi Bottrop, Max Frintrop, Albrecht Schnider, Ida Eckblad, Thomas Wachholz, Kiko Perez, Daniel Lergon, Iris van Dongen, Stefan Hirsig, Eberhard Havekost, Katharina Loefstroem, Franz Ehrlich, Philippe Decrauzat, Carmen Herrera, Thilo Heinzmann, Joep van Liefland, Leon Polk Smith, Gerold Miller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Davis Rhodes, Slawomir Elsner, Julian Opie, Matti Braun, Charlotte Posenenske, Eva Berendes, Ignacio Uriarte, Jose Davila, Noa Gur and many more.