Queer-Friendly Galleries in Berlin

For the latest trends in art, it's worth visiting one of Berlin's many exciting galleries. Some of them routinely feature exhibitions with a queer focus in their programme and are therefore always a good place to begin!

Photography, sculpture and even dance have found a home in the "Ballery".

The Ballery

Since 2013, 'The Ballery' has been showing the work of gay and queer artists from all over the world. The spacious gallery features a broad spectrum of contemporary art, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture, video art, performance, and even dance. The name of the art space signposts this: ‘Ballery' being a composite of the words for ballet and gallery.

The Ballery
Nollendorfstraße 11-12, Berlin, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Nollendorfplatz
Website of The Ballery

Ian Jones (left) and Erling Viktor founded the "P6 Galerie" in the middle of Schöneberg's Regenbogenkiez.

P6 Galerie

The 'P6 Galerie', founded in 2020, has taken up residence in the premises of a former ice cream parlour. It is very conveniently located on the corner of Gossowstraße and Motzstraße, which is famous for its array of gay shops. In the middle of Schöneberg's popular rainbow district, you are able to marvel at local and international contemporary gay art. In summer, you should definitely spend some time in the small gallery’s pretty garden.

P6 Galerie
Gossowstraße 6, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Nollendorfplatz or U Viktoria-Luise-Platz
Website of P6 Galerie

Galerie Gustav von Hirschheydt

The 'Galerie Gustav von Hirschheydt' was founded by the eponymous doctor and painter in 2017. His colourful paintings regularly adorn the walls of the gallery, alongside the works of around twenty other national and international artists. The diverse programme of the small gallery, which is geared especially towards private collectors, changes every month.

Galerie Gustav von Hirschheydt
Wielandstraße 31, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg
U Uhlandstraße or S Savignyplatz
Website of Galerie Gustav von Hirschheydt


'instinct.berlin' is not a gallery in the classical sense, but is both an art project and an international artist network. Its focus is on queer masculinities. Twice a year (in April and September), 'instinct.berlin' presents exhibitions in the 'Village.Berlin', a Berlin community centre for gay, bisexual, trans and queer men.

Village Berlin, Kurfürstenstraße 31/32, 10785 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Kurfürstenstraße
Website of instinct.berlin

"ChertLüdde": Contemporary international art, in a former Schöneberg costume shop.


The gallery, 'ChertLüdde', shows international contemporary art. In 2022, it moved from Kreuzberg to Schöneberg, into the premises of an iconic costume shop that used to be popular with drag queens, drag kings, and party fanatics. Unfortunately, it had to close because of the pandemic. Now, a large-format photo on one of the white gallery walls commemorates the former party outfitters.

Hauptstraße 18, 10827 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Kleistpark
Website of Galerie ChertLüdde

Further information

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Words: Annabelle Georgen

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