for the love of art.


Kunststiftung DZ BANK
ART FOYER of the DZ BANK Art Collection
Richard Mosse, Richard, Virunga, North Kiru, Eastern Congo, from the series: INFRA, 2011
Tobias Zielony, Dawn, from the series: Zielona Gora, 2008
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Zwei Maedchen mit Schatten, 2011 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
Andreas Mühe, Heimat, from the series: Prora Rügen, 2004
Exhibition public space:

Exhibition hall of the Kunststiftung DZ BANK

Established in 2006, offers an exhibition space accessible to the public, and showcases 4 exhibitions per year based on the DZ BANK Art Collection. Guided tours are provided for the public every Thursday at 6 pm and every last Friday of the month at 5.30 pm at the exhibition space at Frankfurt/Main.

Opening hours
Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: +49 69 7680588 00
Admission free of charge

Städel Museum
Since 2008, DZ BANK has presented the Städel Museum with a selection of 220 works from its art collection. This now forms the basis of the Städel Museum’s collection of photographic art.


About the collection

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Number of artworks:
Comprising more than 10 000 works of art by over 800 international artists, the Collection is one of the largest of its kind. Its focus is on contemporary art as manifested in the photographic image.

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Artistic domain:

The Collection has always shown a particular interest in photographic works by artists better known in other fields of art, such as painting or sculpture, artists who take a different approach to photography and who are able to offer the public a new perspective on the medium.

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

- Robert Barry, untitled, 1997 (Installation)
- Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Les Nuages, 1999 (Installation)
- Émilie Pitoiset, The Third Party, 2013 (Photography) among others


In 2013 Kunststiftung DZ BANK resumed the scholarship support for two artists that it had discontinued ten years previously.
Condition of eligibility: Not open to free candidacy but subject to proposal by the jury. Each of the 7 members of the jury proposes 10 artists. The required profile is for international artists using photography in their mid-career
Reward : € 12,000 and an exhibition at the exhibition space of the Kunststiftung DZ BANK together with the 3 other artists from the final shortlist of 5. A brochure available for the exhibition. The exhibited series will be purchased for the DZ BANK Art Collection.

About the company


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International presence:
Presence in 15 countries

Annual revenue:
DZ BANK Group’s profit before taxes reaches € 2.87 billion

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Profile of the company:

DZ BANK AG is the cooperative financial network’s central institution  and serves more than 900 cooperative banks, by which it is majority owned. Furthermore, it is also active as a corporate bank and functions as the holding company for the specialized service providers in the DZ BANK Group. With its extensive range of financial products and services the DZ BANK Group supports the local cooperative banks in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets and Transaction Banking.