Kunsthalle Zürich

Established in 1985, Kunsthalle Zürich has been a centre for cultural exploration at the very highest level, becoming one of the most influential contemporary art institutes on the international scene.

Limmatstrasse 270

Kunsthalle Zürich is one of the most influential contemporary art institutes on the international scene. Since the foundation of the association Verein Kunsthalle Zürich in 1985, Kunsthalle Zürich has been a centre for cultural exploration at the very highest level. 
Having operated in a series of different venues in its early years, the Kunsthalle has been based in the Löwenbräu art complex since 1996.
Twenty-five years after the foundation of the Verein Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunsthalle Zürich in 2012 has done a decisive step in its history: the acquisition of permanent premises in the Löwenbräu art complex by the foundation Stiftung Kunsthalle Zürich, and the renovation and extension of the building by the renowned architectural practices Gigon / Guyer and atelier WW.
Kunsthalle Zürich’s deliberate policy is not to keep a permanent collection: “by doing so its identity can be constantly redefined by artistic practice and enable art to explore the societal role of an art institute. The importance of an institute of this nature lies in the fact that it can constantly reinvent itself – and, moreover, through a very specific form of cooperation with the artists, their approaches and methods” (Beatrix Ruf, former Director of Kunsthalle Zürich)

Opening hours during Art Basel week 2019,
10 June (Mon) 10:00 – 18:00, otherwise consult the regular opening hours.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; sat, sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


T: +41 44 272 15 15
W: Kunsthalle Zürich

Limmatstrasse 270

Past Exhibitions
Albert Oehlen – An Old Painting in Spirit
In 1987, two years after its foundation, Kunsthalle Zurich presented the exhibition Abräumung by Albert...
30 May 2015 - 16 Aug 2015
Tobias Madison: EP
The Swiss artist Tobias Madison (born in Basel in 1985, lives and works in Basel and Zurich) belongs...
02 Feb 2013 - 24 Mar 2013
Building Modern Bodies
A visual essay on the history of bodybuilding as art history, including various media and materials,...
21 Nov 2015 - 07 Feb 2016
Gabriel Sierra: Before Present
Artist Gabriel Sierra (*1975) lives and works in Bogota. He uses architectural spaces in order to expose...
21 Nov 2015 - 07 Feb 2016
They Printed It!
They Printed It! Invitation cards, press releases, inserts and other forms of artistic (self-) marketing is...
21 Nov 2015 - 07 Feb 2016
Loretta Fahrenholz: 3 Frauen
3 Frauen, the title of the exhibition, refers to Robert Altman‘s film of the same name from 1977....
29 Aug 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz: Portrait of an Eye
The staged films and cinematic installations of Swiss artist Pauline Boudry and German artist Renate...
29 Aug 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
The Playground Project
Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments,...
20 Feb 2016 - 15 May 2016
Ratz Fatz Zauber Was– Fairs and Fairy Tales
At this year’s LISTE Art Fair Basel, Kunsthalle Zürich presents “RATZ FATZ ZAUBER WAS – Fairs...
14 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
Phyllida Barlow: demo
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow‘s exhibition “demo” (as in democracy, demolition...
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
John Russell Solo Show
Kunsthalle Zurich presents a solo exhibition by John Russell. The artist restages ideas of total hybridity...
26 Aug 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
Michael Riedel: CV
Kunsthalle Zurich presents the solo show of the German artist Michael Riedel, focused on the process...
20 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Speak, Lokal
Kunsthalle Zürich presents the group exhibition “Speak, Lokal”, focused in how artists worldwide...
03 Mar 2017 - 07 May 2017
Rob Pruitt: The Church
“Rob Pruitt makes art easy,” said New York fashion photographer Cris Moor. As a matter of...
16 Dec 2017 - 13 May 2018
Andro Wekua: All is Fair in Dreams and War
Kunsthalle Zürich presents the biggest solo exhibition of Georgian-born artist Andro Wekua to date. The...
09 Jun 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Ida Ekblad’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Zurich is the artist’s biggest exhibition to date....
08 Jun 2019 - 18 Aug 2019