About us

For almost four decades, Deutsche Bank’s commitment to contemporary art has been an essential aspect of our corporate culture. The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, as part of the Deutsche Bank Art, Culture & Sports, stood for everything that characterizes this commitment: openness, internationality, and the pioneering spirit. Founded in 1997 as the Deutsche Guggenheim, Deutsche Bank ran the gallery space for 15 years together with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The exhibition hall in Deutsche Bank’s Berlin Head Office was established as a platform for international contemporary art; starting in April 2013, ending in April 2018 Deutsche Bank carried on with new priorities.
The KunstHalle defined itself as a place of discovery – an institution that is as alive and in flux as the German capital itself. One focus of the three to four annual high-caliber exhibitions was on new artistic terrain and the phenomena of a globalized society. One highlight of the program was the presentation of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year,” who was honored each year with a major solo exhibition. At the same time, the KunstHalle provided a forum for young talents on Berlin’s international art scene, presenting them for the first time to a broad public.

In Focus: The Deutsche Bank Collection

With its emphasis on works on paper and photography, the collection is dedicated to contemporary work. Art’s “blueprint” character has provided a key thematic impulse for the development of the Deutsche Bank Collection.

©Joseph Beuys by Gavin Turk in the foyer of the new Deutsche Bank Towers

International Talents: “Artist of the Year”

The bank pays tribute to young artists on the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council, comprised of renowned curators Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn.

Installation shot “Yto Barrada: Riffs“

New Impulses: Guest Curators and Cooperative Projects

To show trends and issues currently preoccupying contemporary artists, the KunstHalle invites international guest curators and artists to realize innovative projects in Berlin.

Victoria Noorthoorn © Eric Soudan/Alpaca/Andia

Berlin in View: Forum for the City’s Vital Scene

Berlin is a laboratory for the art world. Hardly any other city attracts as many artists and young talent with its creative and unconventional atmosphere.

© Jens Fersterra