In lectures, symposia and talks, the Kunstverein Bielefeld reflects on the state of discussion in art, culture and society, inviting the participation of artists, theorists and other figures from a wide variety of disciplines.

Public talks are held in context of every exhibition the Kunstverein stages. We warmly invite all to come along and discover contemporary art through direct dialogue with the artists involved.

The event program always includes lectures offering a wide range of perspectives on the exhibitions. In addition, independent of the exhibition programme, lectures are organised that address current issues and encourage critical reflection on them.


  • 17.03.2022, 19:00

    ONLINE International Women's Day Event

    Lucretia. Zur Aktualität eine antiken Figur im Diskurs über Vergewaltigung (Lucretia. On the Actuality of an Ancient Figure in the Discourse on Rape)
    ONLINE Lecture by Prof. Dr. Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat (Art historian, Vienna)
    (via Zoom)
    In cooperation with the Künstlerinnenforum Bielefeld-OWL e.V.
    Please register at kontakt@kunstverein-bielefeld.de.

  • 20.01.2022, 18:00


    by Dr. Nora Sternfeld (Art mediator, curator and professor for art education, HFBK Hamburg)
    Who is all? The public under infrastructural conditions (in German language)
    In cooperation with Collaborative Research Centre 1288 Practices of Comparing, Bielefeld University
    Please register at kontakt@kunstverein-bielefeld.de.

  • 09.12.2021, 18:00

    Theme night with keynote speech

    by Nadine Droste A society of good taste (in German language)
    Venue: Falkstraße 1A, 33602 Bielefeld

  • 25.11.2021, 18:00

    Theme night with keynote speech

    by Nadine Droste The Early Commodity Form of Art (in German language)
    Venue: Falkstraße 1A, 33602 Bielefeld

  • 14.10.2021, 18:30

    100 Years of Joseph Beuys

    On the occasion of this year's 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys, we would like to invite you to a joint evening of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and the Kunstverein Bielefeld. The event will take place at Artur-Ladebeck-Strasse 5, 33602 Bielefeld. The evening starts with an introduction by Dr. Linda Walther (curator, Kunsthalle Bielefeld) to the project 7000 Eichen (1982-1987) by Joseph Beuys. Afterwards, Dr. Frank Duwe (art historian, Bielefeld) will give the lecture Joseph Beuys - from the "Fat Corner" to Social Sculpture.

  • 08.07.2021, 19:00

    International Women's Day Event

    Lecture Die Künstlerin 1919 / 2021: Participation put to the test Speaker: K. Lee Chichester, M.A. (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    In cooperation with the Künstlerinnenforum Bielefeld-OWL e.V. The event will be held in German language.

  • 16.04.2021, 19:00


    by Valérie Knoll (Director, Kunsthalle Bern)
    in context of the exhibition TUC by Vaclav Pozarek

  • 30.10.2020, 19:00


    Conversation between Prof. Dr. Ilka Becker (Art History, University of Applied Sciences Mainz), Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck (Art and Cultural Sciences, University of Fine Arts Hamburg) and Nadine Droste

  • 24.09.2020, 19:00


    "Frauen_Blicke - Ausstellen als feministische Praxis"
    by Dr. Britta Hochkirchen (Visual Art Department,
    Bielefeld University).
    In cooperation with the Künstlerinnenforum Bielefeld-OWL e.V.

  • 13.01.2020, 18:00

    The Freedom of Art

    CONVERSATION between Prof. Dr. Juliane Rebentisch (Philosophy and Aesthetics, HfG Offenbach) and Nadine Droste

Welle 61
33602 Bielefeld

Thu - So 12:00 – 18:00
Mo-Wed, by appointment

T +49 (0) 521.17 88 06
F +49 (0) 521.17 88 10

Conversation about the freedom of art between Prof. Dr. Juliane Rebentisch and Nadine Droste on 13.01.2020 at Kunstverein Bielefeld. Photo: Felix Hüffelmann