Gallery KUK COLOGNE was founded with the goal of supporting new viewpoints in artistic production dealing with societal impacts. As a starting point, the Gallery featured emerging artists from Eastern Europe. In recent years this geographical scope has broadened to include other less conventional and international voices in the gallery program. Gallery exhibitions are scheduled on cycles of 6 to 8 weeks, alongside participation in international art fairs and interdisciplinary projects.

The KUK Gallery has two offices abroad, one in Sarajevo (BA) and one in London (UK), established in 2010.