Hamburger Bahnhof is one of the Exhibition Venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

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 – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin – offering a discursive space that bridges different fields of knowledge production. From June 11 to September 18, 2022, a multi-voiced program is developing, bringing together artists, scholars, and activists.

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.


  • Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg und Pariser Platz
  • Dekoloniale Erinnerungskultur in der Stadt
  • Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
  • KW Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie

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.

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. The Berlin Biennale is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). The Kulturstiftung des Bundes is funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).