Times Art Center Berlin was initiated in July 2018 by the Guangdong Times Museum, a non-profit private art museum situated within the Pearl River Delta in China.

Times Art Center Berlin is the first parallel institution founded by an Asia-based art museum overseas. Operating as an independent and self-governed organization, it intends to explore new models of developing Asian contemporary art institutions both in Europe and the world — exhibitions, productions, public programs, and various collaborative projects.

Since its inauguration, Times Art Center Berlin has embraced multiculturalism and connectivity. It promotes the presentation and discourse of aesthetics and visions relating to the "New Institutional Geography" established by the Guangdong Times Museum. Times Art Center Berlin strives to contribute to the diversity of Berlin's artistic ecology.