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5.UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited

Mardi Noir | Unfallschutz 2019
Rocco und seine Brüder | Only God ForgivesPøbel | Portrait of a pipe-smoking fisherman, 2014Case | The Beekeeper  2019, © Foto: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte | Hans-Georg Merkel

Every two years, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site’s UrbanArt Biennale® showcases the most recent developments and trends in international urban art. It is the largest urban art project in the world.

More than 400,000 people have visited the biennale since it was first held in 2011, and nearly 300 renowned urban artists, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Futura, have exhibited their work at Völklinger Hütte.

The Fifth UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited presents 100 artists | 120 works | 20 countries | 4 continents across 100,000 square metres of exhibition space. In so doing, it provides an up-to-date overview of the global urban art scene.


  • Urban Art
  • UrbanArt Biennale
  • StreetArt


Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte - Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur

The Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site is the only fully preserved ironworks of industrial culture. Covering an area of more than 600.000 m2, the gigantic ironworks are a must-see attraction for anyone seeking the exceptional. On a tiny space it displays a collection of milestones in high technology of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, the Völklinger Hütte forms part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, like the Cheops pyramid in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Athen and Cologne Cathedral.

Where once there were chimneys smoking and a deafening noise was part of everyday work, is now a place of concerts and large-scale exhibitions.