KW Institute is a spacious venue for art, with a charming inner yard, and many floors, right in the gallery-packed Auguststraße. While sipping a coffee in the yard, the glass cube will throw your image right back at you.
KW was built on the site of a margarine factory, and was founded in 1990. The place is one of the first transformed industrial spaces through arts in the city. In the meanwhile, KW has become the main venue of the Berlin Biennial, in collaboration with other locations around the city. Besides hosting interdisciplinary exhibitions on rotation, KW also has an art residency project and offers working space to invited artists.
Despite being an established art venue by now, KW has never ceased to collaborate with the off scene of the city – such collaborations foster the ongoing art debates.