Boghiguian, Untitled, 2018
Anna Boghiguian, Untitled, 2018, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2018, © Anna Boghiguian
Cantor, Aquila, 2018
Mircea Cantor, Aquila Non Capit Muscas, 2018, Kunsthaus Zürich, Video Collection, 2019, © Mircea Cantor
Bernstein, Birth, 2013
Judith Bernstein, Birth of the Universe #2, 2013, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2020, © Judith Bernstein
Denis, La Loi, 2021
Raphaël Denis, La Loi normale des erreurs : les transactions Göring-Rochlitz (The Normal Distribution of Errors: The Göring – Rochlitz Transactions), 2021, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2021, © Raphaël Denis
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Cindy Sherman, Untitled #132, 1984, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Cindy Sherman
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Sigmar Polke, Levitation, 2005, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Morris, Predicted, 2019
Sarah Morris, What can be explained can also be predicted, 2019, Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Cristina and Thomas W. Bechtler in memory of their daughter Johanna Bechtler, 2019, © Sarah Morris
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Danh Vō, We the People (Detail), 2011–2014, Kunsthaus Zürich, purchased with the support of Swiss Re - Partner for contemporary art, 2014, © 2019 Danh Vō, all rights reserved.
Bitnik, shopper, 2014-16
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Random Darknet Shopper: Live Edition (St. Gallen), 2014–2016, Kunsthaus Zürich, Eigentum der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, Bundesamt für Kultur, Bern, 2021, © !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Margolles, Psquisa, 2016
Teresa Margolles, Pesquisas (Inquiries), 2016, Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Photography, 2017, © Teresa Margolles
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Shirana Shahbazi, [Composition-47-2012], 2012, Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, Gruppe Junge Kunst, 2015, © Shirana Shahbazi
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Urs Fischer, 8, 2014 (Grundstein), Kunsthaus Zürich, Geschenk des Künstlers zur Grundsteinlegung des Chipperfield-Baus am 8. November 2016, © Urs Fischer. Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Künstlers und Sadie Coles HQ, London / Photo: Mats Nordman
Lungiswa, Lawn, 2016-19
Lungiswa Gqunta, Lawn, 2017/2019, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, Gruppe Junge Kunst, 2019, © Lungiswa Gqunta / Foto: Courtesy of WANAS Konst.
Attia, Culture, 2014
Kader Attia, Culture, Another Nature Repaired, 2014, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2015, © 2020, ProLitteris, Zurich

Contemporary art plays a central role in the history of the Kunsthaus Zürich. The idea of linking past and present has always been essential to the Kunsthaus, in both its exhibitions and its collection. Nowadays, the bulk of acquisitions are still of contemporary art. The new extension by Sir David Chipperfield opens up more space to display these holdings.

« We regularly show and collect works by artists from all different parts of the world. » — Mirjam Varadinis, Curator of Contemporary Art
« Art from outside Europe is becoming increasingly important at the Kunsthaus. » — Mirjam Varadinis, Curator of Contemporary Art

Photographs, videos and other installations lead the way into the 21st century and include works by artists such as Pipilotti Rist, Miriam Cahn, Urs Fischer and !Mediengruppe Bitnik. The Kunsthaus collection is constantly growing, especially with works that have just been created, and so it surprises again and again with new acquisitions, including those by non-European artists such as Tracey Rose, Teresa Margolles, Anna Boghiguian or Dahn Vō.

The Collection

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Art in the digital space with our new Digilab

Many contemporary artists are interested in digital space and reflect in their works such themes as big data, surveillance or access to information. These important themes are also negotiated in the Kunsthaus Digilab, employing artworks especially conceived for the Digilab. In each case, these artworks can be experienced online for three months and are aimed at an art-interested public all around the world.

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Online collection

Discover the most important paintings, sculptures, installations and graphic works from the Kunsthaus in our online collection. The selection is being continually expanded and complemented by the latest scientific findings. With the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).