The n.b.k. Video-Forum

Founded in 1971 as an artists and cultural producers initiative, the Video-Forum with over 1,700 works of video art is the oldest collection 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. Over the last few years, a particular emphasis on art from Eastern Europe has developed, with pieces by artists such as Geta Brătescu, Olga Chernysheva, Anna Daučíková, Oleg Kulik, Józef Robakowski oder 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 organizes regular screenings and projects relating to video art. 

The holdings of the Video-Forum can be viewed free of charge during opening hours. Making a reservation for a viewing place is recommended. Groups and tutorials (max. 20 persons) can use the Video-Forum only by appointment. In order to use the Video-Forum, a list of works must be completed, stating the artist’s name and work number. The form can be filled out on site or downloaded here
For appointments and information e-mail to: videoforum (at) nbk.org or telephone to: (030) 2807020


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