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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, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

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
OPENING TIMES:
Tue, Wed – Fri, Sat, Sun 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 8pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon
T: +41 44 272 15 15
M: info@kunsthallezurich.ch
W: Kunsthalle Zürich

ADDRESS
Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

ESTABLISHED
1985
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Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Scalable Skeletal Escalator
The experimental project invites visitors to rediscover the human body and its senses
24 Sep 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Summer of Suspense
The exhibition is an experiment in alternative forms of getting together. 43 local artists slowly develop...
26 May 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition, 1971–2016
A major retrospective with the intent to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s larger-than-life universe
22 Feb 2020 - 10 May 2020
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
The Playground Project
Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments,...
20 Feb 2016 - 15 May 2016
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Phyllida Barlow: demo
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow‘s exhibition “demo” (as in democracy, demolition...
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Speak, Lokal
Kunsthalle Zürich presents the group exhibition “Speak, Lokal”, focused in how artists worldwide...
03 Mar 2017 - 07 May 2017
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
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
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Ida Ekblad: FRA ÅRE TIL OVN
Ida Ekblad’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Zurich is the artist’s biggest exhibition to date....
08 Jun 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Kunsthalle Zürich
Zurich