Berlin Biennale

Berlin Biennale

5 September to 1 November 2020

Held every other year, the Berlin Biennale turns various locations in the city into galleries for contemporary art.

  • Berlin Biennale 2020: ExRotaprint© Mathias Völzke
    11. Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint
  • Berlin Biennale 2020: Kuratoren-Team© F. Anthea Schaap
    The curators team of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, from left to right: Renata Cervetto, Agustín Pérez Rubio, María Berríos, Lisette Lagnado

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Since each year's Berlin Biennale is put together by a different curator, this art event is influenced by his or her perception of society and the modern world. The Biennale explores artistic developments and presents the unfamiliar against the backdrop of the city, its people and their relationship to art.

Berlin Biennale - a contemporary art lab

The Berlin Biennale is an "open space" that critically examines and experiments with the latest trends in the art world. The innovative character of this "art lab" will be expanded with the particular aim of giving young artists the opportunity to present their art to the public.

Background of the Biennale

The Berlin Biennale was founded in 1998 on the initiative of Eberhard Mayntz and Klaus Biesenbach in order to promote an international forum for contemporary art in Berlin.

The KW Institute for Contemporary Art has been the supporting organization of the Berlin Biennale since 2004. Its significance for the cultural landscape is reflected in the patronage granted by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

KW Institute for Contemporary Art on the map

Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
Opening Hours
13 June to 13 September 2020
Useful hints
Exhibitions are featured at various venues throughout Berlin.
Official Berlin Biennale Website (in English)

Public transportation

Train (S-Bahn)

Photo Galleries (in German)

  • 10. Berlin Biennale - Patricia Belli© dpa
    Berlin Biennale 2018
  • Berlin Biennale 2016© dpa
    Berlin Biennale 2016
  • 7. Berlin Biennale© dpa
    7. Berlin Biennale
Eduardo Paolozzi
© dpa

Exhibitions in Berlin

See the best museum, art and photography exhibitions in Berlin's top museums, galleries and event venues. more

Source: KW Institute for Contemporary Art Kunst-Werke Berlin e. V.

| Last edited: 8. July 2020