Virtual extension of the NRW Forum hovering above the museum with reflections of the Ehrenhof on the reflecting surface Virtueller Anbau NRW-Forum © Manuel Roßner

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is an international exhibition centre spotlighting photography, pop and digital culture.

In group and solo exhibitions, festivals, symposia, workshops, fairs, film screenings and other innovative formats, we find high-energy, dialogue-based ways to address the issues currently shaping our society. The interdisciplinary program is distinguished by artistic quality and cultural relevance on the highest level, while remaining intellectually accessible and engaging. NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is an agora of contemporary culture, a social setting, and a place for experimentation and dialogue – in the real world as well as the virtual realm.

We initiate targeted offerings for the whole family and for people from all walks of life. We rely here on collaborations and participation, bringing together creative talents, artists and all visitors. A special emphasis is placed on knowledge transfer, cultural education and active participation, particularly in the areas of media literacy and technological understanding. Our aim is to take a matter-of-fact and yet critical approach to the latest developments in cultural technology, especially with regard to the internet.

Exhibition view of the Planet B exhibition with a wooden spaceship in the background and various furniture and plants in the foreground
Exhibition view of the exhibition Ego Update with a skateramp covered with photos on which a skater rides while people are watching him
Two people play in a blue-lit room with VR glasses on their heads and controllers in their hands
Three people look at and discuss a work of art in the exhibition Pizza is God
Two women view portraits of the artist Thomas Ruff in the exhibition Made in Düsseldorf Number One
Three people take a selfie with a bust of the musician MC Fitti
Several people view an artwork by Forensic Architecture in the exhibition Im Zweifel für den Zweifel
Historical exterior view of the NRW Forum Historische Ansicht des NRW-Forum Düsseldorf


The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is part of the heritage property Ehrenhof-complex from the 1920s, as well as Museum Kunstpalast and Tonhalle Düsseldorf.

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