The n.b.k. Video-Forum

Founded in 1971 at the initiative of artists and cultural producers, the Video-Forum with over 1,700 works of video art is one of the oldest collections of video art in Germany. The focal points of the collection are Fluxus, feminist video, historical and contemporary video art of Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media. Key works by Harun Farocki, Rebecca Horn, Allan Kaprow, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Bill Viola, and Wolf Vostell dating back to the early phase of video art are represented on an equal footing with contemporary productions by Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, John Bock, Filipa César, Hito Steyerl, or Haegue Yang, a.o. Over the years, a particular emphasis on art from Eastern Europe has been developed, with pieces by artists such as Geta Brătescu, Olga Chernysheva, Anna Daučíková, Oleg Kulik, Józef Robakowski, or Vadim Zakharov. The Video-Forum regularly co-produces new works—most recently with Candice Breitz, Halil Altındere, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Oliver Ressler / Dario Azzellini, Sanja Iveković, Alesandro Cesarco, Arno Brandlhuber / Christopher Roth, Ming Wong, Ciprian Mureşan, Anetta Mona Chişa / Lucia Tkáčová, Christian Jankowski, Bjørn Melhus, Mathilde ter Heijne, and Artur Żmijewski—and regularly organizes screenings and projects relating to video art.

Viewing of the works
The holdings of the Video-Forum can be viewed free of charge during opening hours. It is recommended to make a reservation for a viewing station. Groups and seminars (max. 20 persons) can use the Video-Forum only by appointment. In order to use the Video-Forum, a list of works must be filed, stating the artist’s name and the work number in the collection. The form can be filled out on site or it can be downloaded here.
For appointments and information e-mail to: videoforum (at) nbk.org or call: +49 (030) 280 70 20

Opening hours
Tuesday / Thursday 2—8 pm
Wednesday 2—6 pm



n.b.k. Video-Forum, display architecture by Silke Wagner (
Ellen, 2008) © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe, 2016