ZAK – Center for Contemporary Art is a new generous exhibition space for contemporary art and a meeting place for people of all cultures. It opened in May 2018 in the premises of the Old Barracks and it is establishing itself as a center for modern and contemporary art. In changing exhibitions, not only positions of contemporary art, but also the confrontation with the past and the location of the Citadel itself can be admired and discussed on 2,500 m² of exhibition space. The museum’s educational and supporting programs, which are tailored to individual exhibitions, round off your visit to the ZAK.

We are not accepting applications from artists until further notice. We assume no liability for unsolicited applications, portfolios and catalogs and cannot return them for capacity reasons. Likewise, we cannot guarantee a response for this reason.
Blick in die Ausstellungsräume des ZAK mit Besucher_innen, Ausstellung Über die Zeichnung hinaus

Current exhibitions



Wednesday, 5.7.2023, 19 Uhr | Artist Talk
Jan Sobottka and Jens Pepper
Fotografien 2003–2023


Tuesday, 11.7.2023, 19 Uhr | Artist Talk
Bernhard C. Striebel and Dr. Jens-Ole Rey


Thursday, 10.8.2023, 18 Uhr | Artist Talk
Bernhard C. Striebel and Bettina Güldner