12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art


The 12th Berlin Biennale Still Present! unfolds around a set of questions. How can a decolonial ecology be shaped? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history? How can the debate on restitution be reinvented beyond the return of plundered goods? Can the field of emotion be reclaimed through art?

With works by Ammar Bouras, Calida Garcia Rawles, Clément Cogitore, DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Dana Levy, Đào Châu Hải, Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Dubréus Lhérisson, Elske Rosenfeld, Florian Sông Nguyễn, Forensic Architecture, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Jihan El-Tahri, Khandakar Ohida, Lamia Joreige, Mai Nguyễn-Long, Moses März, Prabhakar Kamble, Sajjad Abbas, Sammy Baloji, Susan Schuppli, Sven Johne, Taloi Halvini, Tammy Nguyen, Tejswini Narayan Sonawane, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, The School of Mutants (Boris Raux, Hamedine Kane, Lou Mo, Stéphane Verlet Bottéro, Valérie Osouf), Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn, Uriel Orlow, Yuyan Wang

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.

Curated by Kader Attia, in collaboration with Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal und Rasha Salti

Other exhibition venues: Dekoloniale – Memory Culture in the City, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy

Guided Tours 

Public tours are free of charge with a valid exhibition ticket. Advance reservation is not required, but capacity is limited. Meeting point is the ticket desk of each venue.

Saturdays 2 pm (German)
Sundays 4 pm (English)
Duration: 90 minutes

Pariser Platz:
Fridays 5 pm (alternating German and English)
Duration: 60 minutes


Whose Universal?

Conference in the framework of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2 — 3 Jul 2022

With et al.: Françoise Vergès, Prabhat Patnaik, Siraj Ahmed, Sladja Blažan, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

Curated by Ana Teixeira Pinto & Anselm Franke

In English

11 Jun — 18 Sep 2022

Wed – Mon 11 am – 7 pm

Guided Tours
Hanseatenweg: Saturdays 2 pm (German) and Sundays 4 pm (English)
Pariser Platz: Fridays 5 pm (alternating German and English)

Admission, all exhibition venues: € 18
Groups of 10 or more, per person: € 16

Reduced admission: € 9 / Groups, reduced: € 7

Free admission for those 18 and under, berlinpass holders, Freunde of KW and Berlin Biennale (KW Freunde e. V.) members, and on the first Sunday of every month

Partner of Berlin Art Week


Tickets are available at Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz; KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin; and online.

Please note that tickets are not available at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg. On site, tickets can only be purchased by smart phone or tablet in the webshop.

Tickets for Museum Sunday can only be booked online at shop.museumssonntag.berlin.

Further information