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 Berlin

ifa Gallery Stuttgart


Exhibitions worldwide

With its diverse exhibition and event programmes on contemporary art, the ifa links the German art scene with internationally active cultural creators and forms cooperations and networks. The projects, which are often developed in co-creation, generate local meeting platforms, allow international perspectives on topics of global relevance and provide well-stocked repositories of information. The ifa also provides loan exhibits to interested museums.

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Exhibition Funding

The Exhibition Funding programme supports contemporary artists in implementing art projects abroad.

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Artists‘ Contacts

Coming together in conversation: The Artists‘ Contact programme supports international exchange and networking between artists in developing or emerging countries and Germany.

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About Totally Glocally

In the event series Totally Glocally | Stuttgart Talks, ifa addresses current questions about the interaction between global and local structures. During the event, international experts will discuss these issues with cultural actors and welcomes audience participation.

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The academic council for culture and foreign policy, “Wissenschaftlicher Initiativkreis Kultur- und Außenpolitik (WIKA)” is an interdisciplinary network that unites academics, university lecturers, as well as practitioners and students and invites them to exchange ideas and discuss matters.

About ifa

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

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Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12.00 – 18.00 

The ifa Gallery Stuttgart will be closed on the following days:
25 February 2020
22 March 2020


Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
D-10115 Berlin 

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.

German Minorities

Minorities can mediate between cultures and provide impulses for the coexistence of different population groups – provided that the minorities are socially recognised, have a secure space to assert themselves and have access to appealing programmes. For this reason, they must be well positioned both institutionally and personally. The programmes for German Minorities support German minorities in Eastern Europe and in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in their role as civil society actors and bridge-builders. They thus promote a multifaceted, current and realistic image of Germany, contributing to the process of European integration and cultural relations within Europe and beyond.