Berlin (Germany)

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

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 more than 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.
KW fassade outside

Access preferences

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessibility)

KW is located in a former margarine factory in Auguststraße, Berlin-Mitte. The building, which is designed as a four-sided courtyard, is protected as a historic monument and therefore only partially accessible for visitors with limited mobility. We would like to make the visit as smooth and barrier-free as possible for all visitors. We are therefore constantly working on supplementing and improving our services and are always happy to receive your questions and suggestions! You can reach us at or 030/24 34 59–0.

Guided tours in German Sign Language (Group and Tours)

For selected exhibitions, KW produces virtual guided tours in German Sign Language.

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Contact info

KW Institute for Contemporary Art,
Auguststraße 69,
Berlin, Germany.
+49 30 243459-69