ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is a unique cultural institution worldwide, because it is a place that expands the original tasks of the museum.

It is a house of all media and genres, a house of both spatial arts such as painting, photography and sculpture and time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance. ZKM was founded in 1989 with the mission of continuing the classical arts into the digital age. This is why it is sometimes called the “electronic or digital Bauhaus” – an expression that is traced back to the founding director Heinrich Klotz.


Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

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© intelligent.museum, photo Felix Grünschloß

the intelligent.museum

08. February 2023 — 04. June 2023

What can the museum of the future look like? The intelligent.museum project has been developing artistic AI prototypes for new exhibition concepts since 2020.

Hallenbau-Festival 2022

28. October 2022 — 30. October 2022

Three institutions – one building: under the title The Anniversaries! the Hallenbau Festival celebrates 25 years of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe and the ZKM | Karlsruhe in the Hallenbau as well as 30 years of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

The Beauty of Early Life

26. March 2022 — 24. July 2022

A ZKM exhibition in cooperation with the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe about the origins of life.


18. December 2021 — 28. August 2022

Who or what defines on what is alive and what is intelligent? The exhibition BioMedia invites visitors to learn about and discuss possible forms of cohabitation between organic and artificial forms of life.