Kunsthalle Basel

Dynamic, experimental, rigorous, open-minded, and accessible, Kunsthalle Basel is a place for audacious art and exhibitions by emerging artists.

Steinenberg 7

Established in 1872 by the Basler Kunstverein (Basel Art Association), Kunsthalle Basel is world renowned for engaging with pioneering practices in contemporary art. With its majestic, skylighted spaces, the Kunsthalle is a truly exceptional place to see art. It organises about eight exhibitions per year, featuring international and Swiss artists. The shows often take innovative forms and involve newly commissioned works. Throughout the year the Kunsthalle also presents dynamic public programming—artists’ talks, lectures, film screenings, and readings—to contextualise the featured artists’ practices.

Special opening hours during Art Basel week 2019,
10 – 16 June (Mon to Sun), 10 am to 8 pm (on Wed, 12 June, until 10 pm)


Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


T: +41 61 206 9900
W: Website

Steinenberg 7

Past Exhibitions
Anicka Yi: 7,070,430K of Digital Spit
The exhibition 7,070,430K of Digital Spit looks back at her practice via a vast new project spread across...
12 Jun 2015 - 16 Aug 2015
Vincent Fecteau: You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In
Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969, Islip) has, over the last two decades, forged a singular aesthetic that mixes...
18 Jun 2015 - 23 Aug 2015
Mandla Reuter at Kunsthalle Basel
The Kunsthalle Basel will host German artist Mandla Reuter‘s first solo show in Switzerland. This...
18 Jan 2013 - 10 Mar 2013
Paul Sietsema at Kunsthalle Basel
Kunsthalle Basel presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Europe of recent works by Paul Sietsema. Born...
14 Jun 2012 - 26 Aug 2012
Craigie Horsfield: Slow Time and the Present
The exhibition Slow Time and the Present, at Kunsthalle Basel, is posited on the idea that the past,...
10 Jun 2012 - 26 Aug 2012
Maryam Jafri: Generic Corner
Involving video, photography, text, sculpture, and installation, Maryam Jafri’s (b. 1972) practice...
28 Aug 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
Andra Ursuta: Whites
Andra Ursuta (b. 1979) calls upon a wide range of materials, from concrete to plaster, marble, fabric,...
28 Aug 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
Regionale 16: Boys, Here Comes the Masterplan
Our contemporary lives are driven by the overproduction of image-objects and proliferation of enabling...
28 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Anne Imhof: Angst
Anne Imhof (b. 1978), recent winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015, presents an audacious new...
10 Jun 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
Yngve Holen
In his largest institutional show to date, the Norwegian-German artist Yngve Holen (b. 1982) offers up...
31 May 2016 - 07 Aug 2016
Sam Lewitt: More Heat Than Light
Interrogating flows of information and capital through the global economy drives much of Sam Lewitt‘s...
01 Apr 2016 - 29 May 2016
Marina Pinsky: Dyed Channel
Taking Basel and its pharmaceutical history as a central subject, the Russian-born artist Marina Pinsky...
22 Jan 2016 - 17 Apr 2016
Zhana Ivanova: Ongoing Retrospective (Chapter 2)
This is the second chapter of an ongoing project that reverses the typical nature of the retrospective,...
22 Jan 2016 - 04 Feb 2016
Exhibition Master of Arts in Fine Arts 2015
This exhibition Master of Arts in Fine Arts 2015, Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Mx. World. On the Million...
08 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
Annual Exhibition: Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
Canton Basel-Stadt is committed to promoting a vibrant, high-quality art scene. As part of the canton’s...
08 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
Yngve Holen: Verticalseat
The body, it is often said, is conspicuously absent from Yngve Holen‘s (b. 1982) work. Everywhere...
13 May 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Solo Show
Kunsthalle Basel presents Lynette Yiadom-Boakye‘s first exhibition in Switzerland. In this exhibition...
18 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2016
This year’s exhibition of Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt has been curated by deuxpiece, a nomadic curators’...
18 Sep 2016 - 02 Oct 2016
Erin Shirreff: Halves and Wholes
Erin Shirreff is not a photographer, she would tell you, even if the photographic image lies at the center...
02 Sep 2016 - 06 Oct 2016
Every Contact Leaves a Trace
Curated by Chus Martínez in collaboration with Lysann König, “Every Contact Leaves a Trace“,...
02 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016
Maria Loboda Solo Show
Maria Loboda (b. 1979) has made a specialty of digging into obscure histories—and inventing them too....
24 Feb 2017 - 14 May 2017
Sadie Benning: Shared Eye
The US-American artist Sadie Benning (b. 1973) brings together a body of new work that is somewhere between...
10 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Regionale 17: Beyond The Real
Regionale 17 offers a panorama of recent production in this perennial presentation of artistic positions...
26 Nov 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
The group show brings together artists from different generations, whose works examine the idea of a...
19 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Yan Xing: Dangerous Afternoon
The Kunsthalle Basel presents a solo show by the Chinese artists, including sculptural elements, black...
02 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
Luke Willis Thompson: Human
Luke Willis Thompson’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland entitled “Human” is a subjective...
08 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Raphaela Vogel: Ultranackt
Raphaela Vogel’s exhibition hosts impressive sculptural installations, weighty and poised in precarious...
18 May 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Wong Ping: Golden Shower
An incongruous combination of dry humor, graphically explicit themes, and candy-hued, child-like forms...
19 Jan 2019 - 05 May 2019
Dora Budor: I am Gong
Kunsthalle Basel presents the first institutional solo exhibition in Europe I am Gong of Dora Budor,...
24 May 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Geumhyung Jeong: Homemade RC Toy
Kunsthalle Basel presents South Korean artist and choreographer Geumhyung Jeong‘s first solo exhibition...
03 May 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Kaari Upson: Go Back the Way You Came
Born in 1972 in California, Kaari Upson presents her first institutional solo show in Europe at the Kunstahalle...
29 Aug 2019 - 10 Nov 2019