The Neuer Kunstraum Düsseldorf (NKR) is an exhibition space lead by artists. From 2019 to 2023 the programme will be curated in turn by the duos Katharina Maderthaner / Christian Schreckenberger und Detlef Klepsch / Anne Schülke. Six exhibitions with accompanying events are planned per year. After 2023 the direction will likely be passed on to other artists.

The NKR is financed by the Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.
The organisational vessel of the NKR is a working committee from the Verein zur Veranstaltung von Kunstausstellungen (VzVvK e.V.). As outlined, the members of this committee will lead the NKR from 2019.

The NKR will continue the work of the Kunstraum Düsseldorf. In 1994 Der Kunstraum was founded and lead by Hilmar Boehle (artist), Till Hausmann (artist), Johannes auf der Lake (art historian), Silke Leverkühne (artist), Ulla Lux (managing director), Ute Reeh (artist), Raimund Stecker (Kunstverein Düsseldorf), Marie Luise Syring (Kunsthalle Düsseldorf), Sylvia Wieczorek (artist), Stephan von Wiese (Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf). Between 2008 and 2018 the Kunstraum was lead by Ulla Lux (art historian and employee of the Kulturamt Düsseldorf).