Just drop by

The FREIRAUM, collaborative space for concept and work for the arts and science, has been perceived as an “artist run space” since 2020, as operated by the Ben J. Riepe team. The FREIRAUM consists of two ATELIERs, which can be reserved by artists free of charge. The Co-Working-Space is open from mon to fri, 10 am to 4 pm and does not require any special registration.

Opening hours

Open mo to fr, 10 am to 4 pm
Closed Corpus Christi (30 may)
Düsseldorf, Engelbertstr. 13


🕶️ Sommer Break 🕶️
29 jul – 18 aug

The FREIRAUM team is on vacation! Afterwards we will resume our work for you as usual and in all freshness

28 jun

CORTEX is a community gathering, organized by APTK Lab – Art laboratory for caring culture. After a very wholesome event in October, APTK Lab will be back at Freiraum this month with a day dedicated to thinking about the largest organ in our body, the Dermis.
More info regarding the program here!

FREIRAUM Salon #31
Ben J. Riepe – Ecstatic Dance Session
Wednesday, 26 june

This time, our well-known Salon-format takes place at the end of the month – and we’re really looking forward to dancing into the summer with you in Salon #31, the last one before our summer break! Ben J. Riepe, initiator of the FREIRAUM, warmly invites you to an
✨ Ecstatic Dance Session ✨
Together we will dance freely in light and fog to ecstatic sounds and driving beats – without any expectations, in a safe atmosphere, with an open mind. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please register informally by e-mail to freiraum@benjriepe.com.

Start the day Moving

The “Bewegte Start in den Tag” is our morning format that offers a free training session twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for professionals as well as beginners.

4 + 6 jun Dawna Dryhorub – Flexibility Training
11 + 13 jun Lara Pilloni – Ballet Warm Up
18 + 20 jun Ricardo Campos Freire – Dance Warm Up
25 + 27 jun Alfonso Bordi – Floor Barre

Info & Registration

©Philipp Alfons Heitmann

Wednesday, 26 jun
Open Meeting

To all film actors from Düsseldorf and NRW!
Tired of doing the e-casting alone?
Tired of introducing yourself to your audition partner?
Fancy regular meetings?
Let`s connect – just drop by!

Opening “Digital Agora”

On March 1, 2023 at 6 p.m., the Ben J. Riepe Team opened the “Digital Agora” with works by:

Anno Bolender/Lukas Picard, Céline Bellut, Luise Flügge/Katharina Maister, MEMORY EMPYRE, Gulliver DeLarge, Naoto Hieda , Brigitte Huezo, Andrea Isa, Robin Junicke/Miriam Michel, Katharina Kemme, Danila Lipatov, merighi | mercy, Ying Xiao

Enter the digital agora >>


Critical Distance

We are absolutely delighted to be presenting the next two editions of our Project “Critical Distance“ with two pivotal figures of the South-East Asian Art scene: Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, yoga practitioner, scholar, and social activist Navtej Johar and Mithu Sen, who performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which among others include drawing, performance, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound, to explore and subvert hierarchical codes and rules.

You can find the Videos here