THE KINDL | Berlin, Germany

The KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art has been presenting temporary exhibitions of international contemporary art since 2016. In addition to painting, sculpture, installations, and performance, film and video presentations are another focus of the institution’s programme. The KINDL sees itself as a place for producing and discussing contemporary art and also reacts to recent artistic developments. The exhibition projects are accompanied by an extensive discursive programme and educational offerings that aims to contribute to the current debate.

The KINDL is located in a former brewery building with more than 1,600 square metres of exhibition space, which is used for thematic exhibitions and solo projects.

In February 2020, Kathrin Becker took over as artistic director of the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. The focus of her work is on the interaction between social issues and art as a communicative space that enables a critical view of phenomena of a globalised present.

With its exhibitions, the discursive programme and educational offerings, the KINDL aims to engage a broad audience with the issues of contemporary art and artists’ approaches and production methods. Lectures, conversations with artists, panel discussions, readings, symposia, tours, workshops, and a varied educational programme offer an accessible way to interact with the institution, with the aim of promoting awareness of social processes and anchoring the KINDL within its neighbourhood, the Rollbergkiez in Neukölln.



Photographs by:
Wibke Scharpenberg
Nathan Willock
David von Becker


Pavel Kiselev | Arte Laguna Prize

Pavel Kiselev
(Moscow, Russia)

Winner at 14th edition

Akihiko Sugiura | Arte Laguna Prize

Akihiko Sugiura
(Hyogo, Japan)

Winner at 13th edition


  • Participation in one of the events or discursive programme of KINDL and accommodation for 2 nights.
  • KINDL will select an artist among the finalists of performance or video art to be included and promoted in the calendar of events of the Centre for Contemporary Art. The prize includes the possibility to perform live or to screen the video (one evening event) and to have a talk with the public. The space of 400 sqm is equipped with a video projector with sound system, stage, the possibility to have light or dark space; other necessities will be evaluated with the partner.