Contemporary Art in Berlin


This summer, after a season of empty galleries and museums, numerous galleries and exhibitions were able to reopen and present the work of many talented artists. From Studio Berghain Berlin, an art exhibition located in Berlin’s notorious nightclub Berghain, to Diversity United at the old Tempelhofer airport, Berlin offers countless unique experiences that are definitely worth checking out!

Listed below are a few galleries and ongoing exhibitions to explore.


Diversity United (9 June-19. September 2021) – Tempelhof Airport halls 2 and 3

This exhibition, located at Tempelhofer Airport showcases 90 artists from 34 different countries, exploring Europe’s diverse art scene

Berlin Global (From July 2021) Humboldt Forum 

This exhibition is located in a 4,000 sqm space with several rooms exploring Berlin’s diversity through various forms of art. The focus of the exhibition is placed on our socially networked environment. Go check out their website, where you are able to take a 360° online  tour of the exhibition

Dark Matter (From 4. June- 5. September 2021) Köpenicker Chaussee 46, 10317 Berlin

This “multidimensional parallel world of light, space, and sound”,  in pitch black rooms situated in a factory setting, presents various shapes and colors through digital constellations and interactive 3D structures 

Art Galleries to check out (exhibitions vary): 

C/O Berlin – specializes on photography and digital media

Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin

KW Institute for Contemporary Art – focused on contemporary art 

Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin 

Schinkel Pavillon-  contemporary sculpture, installations and media art

Oberwallstraße 32, 10117 Berlin

Sprüth Magers – contemporary art gallery with other locations in London and Los Angeles

Oranienburger Str. 18, 10178 Berlin

Galerie Thomas Schulte - international conceptual art

Charlottenstraße 24, 10117 Berlin

Haus der Kulturen der Welt – international contemporary art and debate (exhibitions, performances, concerts etc.)

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Neue Nationalgalerie – museum for modern art in Berlin (newly reopened)

Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin



Cilia Trendelenburg

Hi there! I'm Cilia, and I am the newest intern at IRC. I like to share my passion for Berlin and all its many different aspects and secrets to help you to get know your new city!

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