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Exhibition view Faţadă/Fassade © Christian Huhn

Exhibition view "Faţadă/Fassade" © Christian Huhn

Exhibition view 25 of 78 © Mark Ansorg

Exhibition view "25 of 78" © Mark Ansorg

Exhibition view Artist & Agents © Chris Franken

Exhibition view "Artist & Agents" © Chris Franken

Exhibition view The Alt-Right Complex © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view "The Alt-Right Complex" © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view Computer Grrrls © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view "Computer Grrrls" © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention © Andrea Eichardt

Exhibition view "Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention" © Andrea Eichardt

Exhibition View The Storming of the Winter Palace © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition View "The Storming of the Winter Palace" © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view HIS MASTER'S VOICE © Hannes Woidich

Exhibition view "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" © Hannes Woidich

HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein

The HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein is a platform for the production, presentation, and communication of contemporary and experimental (media) art. The term ‘media art’ is intended here not as a technologically defined genre, but as contemporary art that is concerned both in content and concept with the present-day world, which is profoundly influenced by media and technology.

Since its founding in 1996, the HMKV has staged almost 90 exhibitions – large thematic group exhibitions as well as experimental solo exhibitions; together with film programmes, video, music, performances, workshops, lectures, and conferences in various cities in Germany and abroad as well as in Dortmund. In 2017 HMKV received the ADVK-ART COLOGNE Award for Art Associations.

HMKV is a member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (ADKV).


HMKV's exhibition Artists & Agents – Performance Art and Secret Services (2019/2020) is awarded Exhibition of the Year 2020 by the German section of AICA (International Art Critics Association)

Justus Bier Award for Curators: Inke Arns, Igor Chubarov and Sylvia Sasse have been awarded for the exhibition and the publication The Storming of the Winter Palace – Forensics of an Image (HMKV 2017/2018)

ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations 2017

2013 HMKV’s catalogue book “Sounds Like Silence” is elected as one of the “Most Beautiful Swiss Books of the year 2012.”
2013 HMKV receives Honourable Mention in the context of the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations 2013.
2013 HMKV’s exhibition Sounds Like Silence is voted “Exceptional Exhibition 2012” by the German Section of AICA (International Association of Art Critics)
2011 JUMP Annual Sponsorship Award for Art Organisations funded by the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia (Kunststiftung NRW)
2010 The US art magazine ARTFORUM counts Arctic Perspective among the “Best Exhibitions 2010”
2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 HMKV nominated for the first time for the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations
2004 Innovation Award by Fonds Soziokultur for the exhibition games. Computer Games by Artists
2003 games. Computer Games by Artists elected by the German section of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) as “Exceptional Exhibition 2003”


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Further Information

Dr. Inke Arns 

Guided tours/Art education:
Stephanie Brysch

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