Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

Wed—Mon 11am—7pm, Thu 11am—9pm

8 €, reduced 6 €
free admission on Thursday evenings between 6—9pm
free admission up to the age of 18

S-Bahn S3, S5, S7, S9, S75, Hackescher Markt
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25, S26, Oranienburger Straße
U-Bahn U8, Rosenthaler Platz
U-Bahn U8, Weinmeister Straße
U-Bahn U6, Oranienburger Tor

barrier-free access to all exhibitions

Philippe Van Snick, Dag/Nacht, 1984– ongoing, Installation view entrance gate, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2016, Photo: Frank Sperling; Courtesy Tatjana PietersCourtyard KW Institute for Contemporary Art / foreground: atelier le balto, Archipel, 2017, Courtesy atelier le balto / background: Dan Graham, Café Bravo, 1999, Photo: Frank Sperling


KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception, almost 30 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively space for progressive practices within the Berlin art scene, as well as in an international context. By means of exhibitions and various event formats, KW has aligned itself towards the current tendencies of the national and international art and cultural discourse, and has actively developed them on a collaborative level with artists, institutions, and by means of commissioned works. As an institution for contemporary art without a collection of its own, the team at KW maintains a high degree of flexibility in creating its programs and addressing its audience.

During the Berlin Art Week 2020, the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art takes place at KW and other venues in Berlin.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art will vacate its premises and shift its program to Pickle Bar run by the artists’ collective Slavs and Tatars.