HAUS am KLEISTPARK | About us 

Photo: Gerhard Haug, Berlin

The exhibition space known as the HAUS am KLEISTPARK is one of the largest and longest-running municipal art galleries in Berlin. Across 240 m2 of space the visitor can encounter the work of in Berlin living contemporary artists and also relevant positions from international artists. One of the primary focuses of curatorial work at the gallery is artistic photography.
The broad spectrum of what’s on offer includes numerous cultural-historical exhibitions in which processes of social transformation are an integral part of the discourse. Many projects are realised through collaboration with various partners.
Every year the HAUS am KLEISTPARK awards its annual Art Prize as well as its work-grant in photography. In addition, the gallery offers a separate communications programme for schools.
Since 2011 Barbara Esch Marowski has been the director of the HAUS am KLEISTPARK.


HAUS am KLEISTPARK – Programme 2020

12.1. to 8.3.2020
DF11/12: Wüstenrot Foundation Award for Documentary Photography
curated by Christin Müller and Stefanie Unternährer
Susanne Hefti, Christian Kasners, Jiwon Kim, Jens Klein, Alina Schmuch & Franca Scholz, Joscha Steffens, Andrzej Steinbach and Malte Wandel
show their work as the winners of the 11th and 12th years of the Wüstenrot Foundation Award for Documentary Photography, the most important of its kind in Germany. Concerning themselves with real-world themes while continuously redefining photography's representational function through contemporary means, these artists methodically, formally, and technically explore the boundaries of photo-documentary reality in different ways.

20.5. to 28.6.2020
A co-production with the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V.

2020 Marianne Werefkin Prize 

Group exhibition of the ten nominees
This exhibition showcases the current work of ten Berlin-based artists nominated for the 2020 Marianne Werefkin Prize. The prize is awarded every two years by the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V., which has been engaged in ensuring the equal participation of female artists within the art world for 153 years. Those exhibiting include: Barbara Breitenfellner (award winner), Kerstin Drechsel, Harriet Groß, Aneta Kajzer, Rona Kobel, Anna Lehmann-Brauns, Mara Loytved-Hardegg, Rebecca Raue, Fiene Scharp, Nanaé Suzuki.

14.7. to 27.9.2020
The OnCities (ÜberStädte)

Photographs by Maria Sewcz
Every city develops its own profile and has its own pulse, regulated significantly by historical as well as actual power relations. Based on this premise, Maria Sewcz has completed photographic cycles on large cities, including Istanbul (2016–17), Rome (2011–12), Berlin (2013–16), and London (2018–2020). Sewcz’s thematic focus is on urban use – sacral, political, economic, monetary, and cultural – as well as on social aspects and settlements.

9.10. to 13.12.2020
Modernism's diversity. 100 years greater Berlin

Ten prominent photographers take their perception of the age to cast a bright light onto the constantly changing city of Berlin. Here, Germany’s Culture of Remembrance also becomes aesthetically perceptible through individual and yet transcendent perspectives that serve to stimulate spirited discussion. This project will be shown in the main exhibition hall as well as in the Project Room.

Due to the limitations of the Corona pandemic, the annual program of the municipal galleries has changed. The exhibition for the art prize is scheduled for 2021.