Visual Arts

Andreas Bergmann: Swords into ploughshares, fences for sitting, 1999; bench; photo: Edgar Rodtmann, © Andreas Bergmann
Andreas Bergmann: Swords into ploughshares, fences for sitting, 1999; photo: Edgar Rodtmann, © Andreas Bergmann

Exhibitions abroad

ifa conceives and organises exhibitions of contemporary German art that are shown in international museums.

Gunta Stölzl: Draft with Two-Ply Fabric, draft 1926; wool, 77 x 303 cm, limited edition; © courtesy of the ifa, photo: A. Körner, bildhübsche Fotografie
Gunta Stölzl: Draft with Two-Ply Fabric, draft 1926; © courtesy of the ifa, photo: A. Körner, bildhübsche Fotografie

ifa Galleries

The ifa Galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin present contemporary art, architecture and design from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Islamic world.

Wolf von Kries: Walks Slideshow, Project in progress, © Wolf von Kries
Wolf von Kries: Walks Slideshow, Project in progress, © Wolf von Kries

Art Funding

The ifa supports artists and their international cooperation as well as people working in the cultural sector from developing countries and countries in transition.

Josh Johnson, Eliza Douglas in Anne Imhof, Angst II, 2016, performance at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2016; photo: Nadine Fraczkowski; courtesy: the artist, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie and Galerie Buchholz
Josh Johnson, Eliza Douglas in Anne Imhof, Angst II, 2016; photo: Nadine Fraczkowski

Biennials

The ifa coordinates the German Pavilion at the Biennial of Venice. 

Portals

Two online portals inform on the art scene and exhibitions of contemporary art in and from Islamic countries and offer a platform for international art from African perspectives.

08.06.2017 | Museo de las Artes MUSA, Guadalajara
Otto Dix. Social Criticism 1920–24. 'The War' 1924
Exhibition opening
16.06.2017 | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MACO, Oaxaca
Sigmar Polke. Music from an Unknown Source
Exhibition opening
27.06.2017 | Rabotschi i Kolchosnitsa Museum, Moscow
new olds. Design between Tradition and Innovation
Exhibition opening