A former bear enclosure in Mitte, once home to bears belonging to the city of Berlin, has been a municipal exhibition venue for site-specific contemporary art since September 2017.

Kommunale Galerie Berlin

is a forum for contemporary art in the municipality of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where exhibitions and events have been held since 1974. The functional two-floor exhibition area offers space for photography, painting, graphics, installations and performance. The work of Berlin-based artists receives special attention and the focus of the exhibition programme is artistic photography.

Galerie im Turm

focuses on solo exhibitions primarily by artists living in Berlin. Located in the north tower of Frankfurter Tor, the gallery shows various artistic media.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

shows thematically focused group exhibitions in dialogue with contemporary art.

projektraum alte feuerwache

presents socio-cultural and artistic projects in co-operation with local artists, municipal partners and volunteer organisations.

Galerie 100

presents contemporary painting, graphics and sculpture primarily by Berlin artists

Mies van der Rohe Haus

is dedicated to presenting the architecture and heritage of classical modernism. National and international contemporary art is exhibited with a particular focus on conceptual art, minimalism, concrete art and installations.

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exhibits thematic group shows, is the promotion of young Berlin artists through the presentation of work from Lichtenberg Studios, BLO-Ateliers and others.

studio im HOCHHAUS

has an interdisciplinary approach and shows thematic exhibitions in which the diversity of cultures is the focus.

Galerie M

is the single municipal gallery in the Marzahn­Hellersdorf district. It exhibits and promotes projects by contemporary artists who explore all aspects of urban space in their work. The specifics of the district play an important role in the exhibitions and projects, which are always developed for a particular site.

Galerie Wedding  — Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst

North of Chausseestraße, in the midst of a strongly urban, multicultural neighbourhood, Galerie Wedding is housed on the ground-floor of the glass-fronted Town Hall.

galerie weisser elefant

in Berliner Scheunenviertel has been among the hip addresses for aspiring young artists for more than twenty years.

Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten

in Turmstraße has developed into a vibrant centre for contemporary art between Akademie der Künste and Hamburger Bahnhof.

Galerie im Körnerpark

has presented nationally and internationally successful contemporary artists since 1983. The elongated hall of the neo-baroque orangery, with its high windows and picturesque view of the park, offers a special backdrop for artistic disciplines.

Galerie im Saalbau

sees itself as an ‘On-site Gallery’. Every year, three of six annual exhibitions are explicitly awarded to Neukölln artists by an independent jury.

Galerie Pankow

has existed for sixty years and is one of the oldest municipal galleries in Berlin. Its exhibitions and events deal with current trends in contemporary art.

Galerie Parterre Berlin

links art in Berlin with recent art history and national approaches. The inner logic of the exhibition and event programme and the intergenerational approach enable the exhibiting artists to present of their work in a larger context.

GalerieETAGE im Museum Reinickendorf

presents art exhibitions and regional historic exhibitions. There is an emphasis on the exhibition of works from the estates of artists such as Georg Schlicht and Martin Stekker, as well as exhibitions by artists with a connection to the district.

Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf

has been a municipal gallery continuously since the 1950s. Hannah Höch, who lived in the district since 1939, often presented her work here until her death in 1978.

Galerie Gotisches Haus

a burgher house from the 1500s, the Kunstamt (District Department of Culture) exhibits mainly the work of Berlin artists.

Galerie Kulturhaus

most works shown have been produced in studios in Spandau.

Kommunale Galerie im Historischen Keller

Here the focus is on contemporary art from photography to painting, sculpture and installation works.

Zitadelle Spandau — Ausstellungssäle Bastion Kronprinz

a gallery space is located in the Kavalier der Bastion Kronprinz,a cannon tower built in circa 1700 where artists of trans-regional importance are shown in paticular.

Galerie Schwartzsche Villa

focussing on painting, but it is increasingly open to other disciplines. A juried, themed exhibition is held once a year.


The content is focused on supporting Berlin-based contemporary artists and promoting them internationally, as well as cultural-historic exhibitions with socially relevant themes.


A core focus of the curatorial work is artistic photography, for which an annual stipend is awarded. The municipality also awards an annual art prize.


Co-operation with organisations such as Frauenmuseum Berlin, the Karl­ Hofer Gesellschaft, the Landesarchiv Berlin, the University of the Arts and the Aktiven Museum are an essential part of the concept.

Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof

In addition to outstanding artists of the district and city, international projects are regularly exhibited, allowing insights into current developments and trends in the art scene.