For the 14th time the OSTRALE Center for Contemporary Art organizes its international exhibition of contemporary arts in Dresden, in 2023 from June 10 to October 1, at the unique Robotron Kantine building in the heart of Dresden. The Open Call for the OSTRALE Biennale O23 has ended; the internal jury and curatorial meetings will take place until the end of August 2022. From September 2022 on, we are looking forward to announcing the results of the selection process. >>>CONTINUE

Against the Grain - an exhibition from 28.06.2022 to 26.08.2022 from Marie-Luise Steguweit | Place: OSTRALE.Basis | Rethelstraße 45 | 01139 Dresden | Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10-17 o'clock | Free entry

With this exhibition we would like to mediate between people with limited mobility and people without limited mobility. The usual viewing height of 1.50m, which we usually know from art, we want to reduce to 1.30m, to give people in wheelchairs the possibility to take the exhibition in the best possible way. >>>CONTINUE

A fresh selection from the material of the OSTRALE Biennale O21 contemporary art exhibition in Dresden will be presented from 19th of March till 22th of May in the exhibition spaces of art quarter budapest, 'inhabiting' the entire building complex of aqb: in addition to the larger and the smaller gallery space (aqb Project Space and aqb AiR Room), the large-scale spatial sound studio on the premises will be used as an occasional venue for screenings and installations, and the exhibition will also include two artist containers (works by Anna Fabricius and the Kolxoz collective), which took shape following last summer's artist-in-residence programme in Dresden. >>>CONTINUE

After the OSTRALE had to move out of its long-standing premises in the former Erlwein slaughterhouse complex in the Ostragehege in 2018, it finally found its new base, with a few detours, in the district of Übigau. The building at Rethelstraße 45, once the cultural center of the local transformer and X-ray factory (1954-1990) and later converted into an artist's studio (2000-2019), is now the new home of the OSTRALE – Center for Contemporary Art with its workshops, studios, the offices for the Biennale, an exhibition and event space, Artist in Residence facilities and a garden offering a generous view of the Elbe River. >>>CONTINUE

The OSTRALE Biennale O21 Breathturn international exhibition of contemporary arts has closed its doors on the 3rd of October 2021. The 384-page exhibition catalogue is now available at the OSTRALE.Basis (Rethelstraße 45), which is open to the public free of charge, at a price of 25 euros. It can also be ordered online through the email address It documents the 557 works of 138 artists from 34 nations, including descriptions of the works and all photographs taken in the exhibition. >>>CONTINUE

FLOWING CONNECTIONS: An European cultural cooperation project of international contemporary art exhibitions in Germany, Croatia, Hungary and Lithuania, complimented by an Artist in Residence program and a series of internal workshops about digital cultural management, postindustrial cultural spaces, art education and the inclusion of people with disabilities. >>>CONTINUE

OSTRALE exceeds mere geographic or political and historical destiny, it is much rather a magical space, shaped by worldfantasy and – reality. The ideology of OSTRALE defends art as a medium of communication which can always be lacking words as mode of exchange. It is a sensual, empirical, as well as a revolting rendering and reflection on our addiction to words, at the same time it is a stimulus to act within different ideas and systems of logic. >>>CONTINUE