Fluentum is a non-profit platform for the production, collection and presentation of contemporary art with a focus on time-based media, in particular moving image. It was founded by Berlin software entrepreneur Markus Hannebauer, who started collecting video art in 2010 when visiting LOOP in Barcelona for the very first time. On the occasion of this festival and art fair he found a piece by American video artist Reynold Reynolds called Secret Machine that became the first in a growing collection of works.

Markus decided to give the collection its own name to step behind the works and present all activities related to them, which are not necessarily initiated by the collector himself. As a private venture, Fluentum is subject to personal taste. Still, it aims at supporting artistic works that are relevant to a broader public.

Fluentum is located in the main building of a former military compound on Clayallee in Berlin-Dahlem, built during the Nazi era in the late 1930s and originally used as an administrative and barracks complex by the German Air Force. After World War II, the building served as headquarters of the United States Army from 1945 to 1994—the famous Berliner Luftbrücke (Berlin Airlift) was directed from here.

After four years of redesign by Berlin-based architects Sauerbruch Hutton, the listed building today serves as an exhibition and private space. On over 600 square meters, not only works from Fluentum's own collection are made accessible to the public; the focus is rather on thematically related group exhibitions and extensive solo shows. Likewise, the space functions as a testimony to a conflict-laden as well as contradictory chronicle. The confrontation with the history of the building as well as its architecture therefore plays a key role in a continuous examination within the exhibitions and beyond.

Fluentum gGmbH
Clayallee 174
14195 Berlin

+49 30 2864 4479

Founder and Director:
Markus Hannebauer

Head of Exhibitions and Program:
Junia Thiede

Guest Curator:
Dennis Brzek

Exhibition design:
Jörg Adam

A/V technology:
Moritz Hirsch

David Ulrichs
+49 176 50330135



Due to the coronavirus shutdown in Berlin, we have to pause Christian Jankowski's show Sender and Receiver. We hope to reopen it soon. Please visit our web site or our Instagram channel for updates.


Fluentum's founder and director Markus Hannebauer participated in the symposium The Art of the Moving Image in Digital Times on the occasion of the 4th edition of the international film and art festival Kino der Kunst in Munich (October 27 - November 1, 2020). Markus was also a jury member for this year's Project Pitch Award, which supports young European artists and filmmakers to produce new works.


On the occasion of the Berlin Art Week 2020, Fluentum was pleased to open Sender and Receiver – a solo show with Christian Jankowski.


Unfortunately, we had to cancel our exhibition with Emilija Škarnulytė because of the coronavirus shutdown.


On the occasion of the Berlin Art Week 2019, Fluentum was pleased to open Speaking Images – its first exhibition of works from the collection.


On the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2019, Fluentum was pleased to inaugurate its collection publicly with a solo exhibition by Dutch artist Guido van der Werve (born 1977).


Randa Maroufi wins the Videonale.16 Award of the Fluentum collection


Fluentum supports Sven Johne's premiere of The Long Way Home at Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz


Fluentum supports Omer Fast's exhibition Talking isn't always the solution at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin


Has the Market Failed? — A panel at viennacontemporary 2016


Collecting Video Art — A panel at VIDEONALE.14


Schatzsucher — impulse Magazine on young entrepreneurs collecting art

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