ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Dear people interested in art and architecture,
Dear visitors and friends of the ifa Gallery Stuttgart,

It is a difficult year, this 2020! After we had to close down for almost two months in spring due to the Corona regulations, museums and cultural institutions face the same problem yet again: Until probably December 20, 2020, the ifa Gallery Stuttgart will have to close its doors.

The events, exhibition talks/guided tours, and workshops announced during this period cannot take place either.

We will try to make up Dominique Gauzin-Müller's lecture; if so, we will inform you about the new date.

Hopefully, we will soon be able to offer you a visit to the exhibition 'FIBRA. Contemporary Architecture with Plant Fibres' in December; in the meanwhile we are happy if you stay in touch with us, analogue or digitally (www.ifa.de or on Facebook at art.ifa).

Stay healthy, and hopefully until after the lockdown!

Your team of the ifa-Galerie Stuttgart


Plants are remarkable living organisms, as the exhibition 'FIBRA – Contemporary Architecture with Plant Fibres', will show in the series Umwelt.Environment. Dwellings, schools, bridges, cultural centres, a builder’s yard and a wine cellar exemplify the diverse uses and ecological, building and aesthetic qualities of plant fibres in contemporary architecture. The exhibition can be visited until 28 February 2021.
Afterwards, the first show will be 'A Natural Order of Things' with works by Lothar Baumgarten (1944–2018) and Gabriel Rossell Santillán (b. 1977). Both artists work with indigenous communities in the Americas. Their artistic field research addresses alternative forms of recording and categorizing and making images of the 'other.'
In June 2021, will be by Khvay Samnang, in the exhibition 'Dancing the Land', with works from the years 2010 to 2018. Samnang makes video performances that address the changes people make to natural living environments in Cambodia.



Current Projects

Dance of Machines and Ladders

A stage for art - the ifa Gallery Stuttgart is open again after the renovation. Walls are plastered and the floor is newly cast. The gallery will have a barrier-free entrance, an information desk and a small lounge. The video shows the changes in the room from June to September 2020. The gallery becomes a stage for a dance of ladders and machines.

Workshop 'arts.and.crafts'

A textile pattern in a photograph or intertwined branches in a house made of bamboo – images, material and artistic methods from artworks that are shown in the ifa Gallery are the starting points for short videos. Step by step an instruction leads to the result and with simple materials a pearl necklace, a pair of spectacles or a cocoa tattoo are created, all inspired by an exhibition in the ifa Gallery.

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Due to the Corona regulation, the gallery is closed until further notice.

ifa Galleries

The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1990 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.


ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.173