Artist's Rooms

Chiharu Shiota, Trace of Memory, 2013, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA, photo: Tom Little

New Artist's Rooms


Artist’s rooms are located on three levels of the K21. Each room accommodates a single work. On view are paintings, drawings, sculpture, and film. The ways in which these works mirror contemporary life is as diverse as reality itself. Every room offers an intensive encounter, showcasing an independent, artificial world that prompts visitors to engage in reflection, engulfs them in a multisensory environment, or leaves them with questions raised by the project’s enigmatic character. Some works may be familiar to viewers from earlier visits; others are new or were created especially for the K21.

The selection of artists follows is designed to provide a forum for the richness and density of contemporary capacities for expression. One principle of the concept is that all rooms are configured by the artists themselves.

On display

Due to the rearrangement of the exhibition rooms for THE PROBLEM OF GOD (K21, from 26 September, 2015) parts of the Artist's Rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor will temporarily not be on display anymore.

1st floor:

  • Imi Knoebel
  • Christian Jankowski

2nd floor:

Temporarily no Artist's Rooms on display

3rd floor:

  • Chiharu Shiota
  • Tomás Saraceno
  • Georg Herold
  • Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller
  • Anna Oppermann
  • Christian Boltanski