Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX), located in the WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus in Vienna, defines itself as an open platform and exhibition space for the presentation and realisation of projects belonging to innovative, experimental and contemporary art in its most different formats and forms. KEX is not commercially oriented and has regarded itself from the beginning as a place dedicated particularly to the artist and the artists´ needs. The exhibition programme is selected by an Advisory Board in cooperation with KEX. Interdisciplinary events are held within the programme of exhibitions in the 400 square metre space, such as symposiums, lectures, readings, concerts and catalogue presentations.
Since 2012 the KEX awards grants for artist and research residencies at the KEX Studio, respectively of one to three months. The selection of the residents takes place in cooperation with national and international institutions and groups from the broader field of innovative artistic practice and research. KEX Studio, also located in WUK, offers about 50 square metres of working space. The KEX residency programme is initiated by Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) in collaboration with the Workshop Sector (WSB), member of the WUK organisation.