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12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

11.06.2022 to 18.09.2022
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

With exhibitions, interventions, and events, the 12th Berlin Biennale will span diverse venues in the city – including this year the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart – offering a discursive space that bridges different fields of knowledge production. 

With its selection of venues, the 12th Berlin Biennale maps historical ruptures and processes of political and social transformation that were initiated in Berlin but resonate far beyond the city. Against this backdrop, participants in the 12th Berlin Biennale seek to formulate decolonial strategies and practices for the present.

Curator of the 12th Berlin Biennale: Kader Attia

Kader Attia looks back on more than two decades of decolonial engagement. As an artist, thinker, and activist, he has been particularly engaged with the notion of repair first of objects and physical injuries, and then of individual and societal traumas. Throughout his practice, repair has emerged as a mode of cultural resistance, a form of agency that finds expression in diverse practices and fields of knowledge. In his role as curator of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Attia makes this form of agency the starting point of a program that involves contributors and audiences in a critical conversation, in order to find ways together to care for the now.

Exhibition venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale

Exhibition venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale are the Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg and Pariser Platz), the Dekoloniale Erinnerungskultur in der Stadt, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie and the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.

Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
10557 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible
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S+U-Bahn, Tram und Bus: Hauptbahnhof

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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