Portikus is an institution for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. Since its foundation in 1987 and as a fundamental element of the renowned art academy Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, Portikus is dedicated to exhibit, publish and discuss young and emerging as well as established artists and their work.

Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel
D–60594 Frankfurt/Main
T +49 69 962 4454-0
F +49 69 962 4454-24

Tuesday–Sunday 11–18h
Wednesday 11–20h
Monday closed

Admission free.
Guided tours on request.
All editions and books are also available on site at the Portikus shop.  

Director: Yasmil Raymond
Curator: Christina Lehnert
Assistant to the curator: Deborah Müller
Production and administration: Claudia Famulok
Press: Mira Starke
Teacher: Stefan Wieland

Portikus is permanently funded by

The association Städelschule Portikus e.V. aims to support the Städelschule and its students under the motto: Supporting art today means investing in the intelligence of tomorrow’s society. The Association supports not only the academic curriculum of the Städelschule but also the exhibition programme of Portikus. More information. 

Portikus can be rented for business events. We have a range of opportunities for drinks receptions, dinners, BBQs or business meetings. The exceptional position of Portikus set on the Main island overlooking the skyline and and the mix of modern urbanism with idyllic nature in the heart of the city creates a unique atmosphere. Please get in touch with us at info(at)portikus.de. 

We regret that Portikus is unable to review or accept unsolicited artists' submissions.

Portikus makes every effort to ensure that the contents of its website are up-to-date and correct. It does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided (especially price information). The contents are subject to change; errors and omissions excepted. All content of the website as well as its graphic and conceptual arrangement are subject to the copyright of Portikus and the respective authors and may not be copied or used without express written consent. Installation view images were, unless stated otherwise, photographed by Diana Pfammatter, Helena Schlichting, or Wolfgang Günzel.

We also explicitly oppose the use of e-mail addresses published on this website for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertising by e-mail (so-called “spam”). References to outside content (hyperlinks) do not constitute appropriation of this outside content as defined by law. Our website may include links to other websites on the Internet; we have no influence whatsoever on any of these links. We thus explicitly distance ourselves herewith from all contents of linked websites. The authors of outside HTML documents referred to by this website are solely responsible for the contents of their respective documents. This declaration applies to all links displayed on this website and, if applicable, to all contents of websites that can be accessed by banners.

Design: Ronnie Fueglister
Realisation: Systemantics