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Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria

The Schafhof is the European center for contemporary art of the District Council of Upper Bavaria with a focus on > residency program within the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the DistrictCouncil of Upper Bavaria > international exhibition program > local and regional cultural programs.


The exhibition in the European Center for Art is open at the regular opening hours. Café Botanika is open during the opening hours of the exhibitions as well. For more information on the café's opening hours, please visit their website. In accordance with the legal regulations, there are no longer any restrictions on visiting the exhibitions and events. However, please continue to be considerate of other visitors and keep yourself informed about changes to the pandemic restrictions on a daily basis. We wish you a pleasant stay!


Current Exhibitions

Total view of the installation by artist Zipora Rafaelov in the barrel vault of the Schafhof - European center for art of the district of Upper Bavaria. Delicate, fan-shaped installation made of 3D filament in wooden barrel vault. White motifs on seven panels stretched from the floor to the vault of the ceiling. Artist: Zipora Rafaelov; Photo: Klaus Zipa

Zipora Rafaelov: Wolf and Lamb

1 October to 27 November, 2022 in the barell vault and the gallery on the ground floor: Large-format cutouts and a new installation in the barrel vault of the Schafhof create an exciting game of hide-and-seek using light and shadow.  ... more information


Forced Screenings: Vernissage; image: still from the video «Dedicated to the Youth of the World II» - crowd in a concert shot from above, dark atmosphere in red-yellow

Forced Screenings: Video Footage from Ukraine 2014 - 2022

10 July 2022 - 5 February, 2023 in the Digital*Studio: Found footage films and video performances by artists from Ukraine. ... weiterlesen


Current AIR-Programs

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern - Luftbild

The European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria

The artist-in-residence program in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria takes place with partner institutions of several European countries. Foreign artists are given the opportunity to live and work for one to three months at the Schafhof. In exchange, Upper Bavarian artists take part in equal residencies in the partner countries.  ... more information


Current and upcoming events

Forced Screenings - Cover image
10.07.2022 - 05.02.2023
Video Footage from Ukraine 2014 - 2022 | Found footage films and video performances by artists from Ukraine ... more information
03.12.2022 - 04.12.2022
10:00 - 18:00
Artisan market in the Schafhof - quality and inspiration ... more information
Focus Freising 2: Opening
19:00 - 21:00
Opening of the exhibition DIE AUFSTELLUNG (THE COMPILATION) with artist Rebekka Bauer. ... more information
Fokus Freising 2: Cover EN
10.12.2022 - 05.02.2023
The installation DIE AUFSTELLUNG (THE COMPILATION) with 550 metal objects and photographs from the family archive addresses the transmission of traumas of World War 2. ... more information
Advent concert 3Klang
19:00 - 21:00
Advent music for strings, blowers and piano. ... more information
Advent concert 3Klang
16:00 - 18:00
Atmospheric music for the pre-Christmas season. ... more information
The Thin Line - Cover - Kateryna Moskalyuk
13.12.2022 - 05.02.2023
Pop-up exhibition - Ukrainian photographers document life in their country ... more information
Focus Europe IV | Smirnova
18.02.2023 - 10.04.2023
The exhibition FOCUS EUROPE IV presents the works of 10 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... more information
Autor: Der Systemadministrator 

Opening hours Exhibitions 

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat 2 - 7 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat 2 - 6 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

For opening hours, information and events please have a look on the website of the café: cafe-botanika.de


Am Schafhof 1
85354 Freising

The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled. The entry to the exhibitions is free.

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