Save the Date: Go Public!

11. February 2023 — 16. February 2023

In a new edition of Go Public!, young media art projects can once again be seen in the urban space of Karlsruhe.

Analivia Cordeiro. From Body to Code

28. January 2023 — 23. April 2023

A pioneer of video and computer art, Analivia Cordeiro has been exploring the relationships between the body, movement, visual and audiovisual art, and media art since the early 1970s.

ole scheeren: spaces of life

10. December 2022 — 04. June 2023

The exhibition showcases the work of architect Ole Scheeren, born in Karlsruhe in 1971, and explores the question of how today’s architecture creates prototypes for living tomorrow.

Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then

29. October 2022 — 05. February 2023

The ZKM exhibition Then, now, and then consists of fourteen new films that the Dutch artist made during a residency in Rome in 2017 and subsequent visits to the Italian capital.

Walter Giers. Electronic Art

14. October 2022 — 16. April 2023

The ZKM exhibition presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of all the phases in the oeuvre of this pioneer of electronic art.

Rainer Kehres. Globenbogen

29. September 2022 — 15. January 2023

An arch of illuminated globes over the Via Triumphalis as a gateway and bridge to the world.

The Sound is the Message

23. September 2022 — 02. October 2022

The sound installation by Hendrik Vogel will be presented during the art weekend Karlsruhe at the Luis Leu art space.

Soun-Gui Kim. Lazy Clouds

09. September 2022 — 05. February 2023

The ZKM exhibition is the first solo exhibition in Germany of Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim.

Color The World

01. September 2022 — 28. October 2022

Participatory light installation transforms the Karlstraße with a fascinating play of colours.

Media art is here,Vol.2

01. September 2022 — 07. November 2022

Only here: Media and light art to discover in the city, free of charge and accessible to all.

Media Art is here

18. August 2022 — 18. September 2022

Karlsruhe as UNESCO City of Media Arts presents six media artworks in the city center at the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe.

A Place in the Woods

06. August 2022 — 31. October 2022

An exhibition and event platform online and in the Hardtwald, Karlsruhe.

Anniversary edition with media art at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe

23. July 2022 — 25. September 2022

The fair, which takes place every two years, gives artists from Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Alsace the opportunity to present their work to the public.

John Sanborn. Between Order and Entropy

08. July 2022 — 30. October 2022

The ZKM exhibition Between Order and Entropy presents the work of the artist John Sanborn, one of the most prominent protagonists of the American video art scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

Media art @ art KARLSRUHE 2022

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

Karlsruhe as UNESCO City of Media Arts is the emphasis at this year’s international Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art.

Come by and see us in Hall 3!

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

art KARLSRUHE starts soon. Come by and see us in Hall 3!


Time is now

24. June 2022 — 15. July 2022

In the exhibition Time is now the artists Nygel Panasco and Célin Jiang show their work at the intersection of performance, digital media arts and transcultural aesthetics.

Media arts goes public

02. June 2022 — 30. June 2022

Presentation of media art within the Reallabor Passagehof.

Media Art in focus

20. May 2022 — 25. September 2022

With a view to its exhibition program and the further development of its collection, the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe is strengthening its media art section.

“BioMedia” at the Centre des Arts in Enghien-les-Bains

13. May 2022 — 10. July 2022

The current exhibition showing at the ZKM Karlsruhe BioMedia: The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior will be presented at the Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France.

The Artwork as a Living System

07. May 2022 — 31. July 2022

The exhibition at ZKM provides an overview of the work of the Austrian-French artist duo Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau.


22. April 2022 — 29. May 2022

Under the title Seriosität – INFO, the third part of the sequential work can be seen from 22 April 2022 in the shop window Karlsruhe (Schaufenster Karlsruhe).

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.

UNESCO City of Media Arts: Time for new projects!

19. March 2022 — 15. July 2022

With spring we start a new season of showing current media art in Karlsruhe.

Trinity Twins

19. March 2022 — 22. May 2022

Trinity Twins, Michael Saup’s interactive art work for the PhonoLuxMachine, explores the cultural quality of radioactivity.

Hacking Identity – Dancing Diversity

27. February 2022 — 15. May 2022

The ZKM collaborates with Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture.

Embrace Platform

10. February 2022 — 06. June 2022

The exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe shows artistic positions by invited Polish artists and local artists with a biographical connection to Karlsruhe.

Seriosität – 24/7

10. January 2022 — 23. January 2022

Under the title Seriosität – 24/7, the second part of the sequential work can be seen from 10 January 2022 in the shop window of cc99.


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.

Seriosität – und der hohle Zahn der Zeit

18. December 2021 — 09. January 2022

The project by Kilian Kretschmer and Benjamin Breitkopf will start on the 18 December 2021 in the shop window of the ßpace project space. Further venues are planned in the urban space of Karlsruhe up to May 2022.

The collection of the ZKM as a guest of the Gwangju Museum of Art

17. December 2021 — 03. April 2022

In the exhibition Writing the History of the Future. Signature Works of the Singular ZKM Media Art Collection at the Gwangju Museum of Art in Gwangju, Korea, the ZKM presents key works from its media art collection.

Funkelnder Kubus

10. November 2021 — 30. January 2022

Stroboscopic lights suddenly flash on the glass facade of the ZKM building, transforming it into a sparkling light sculpture visible from far way.

Seasons of Media Arts – Connected Future

17. September 2021 — 17. October 2021

The media art festival Seasons of Media Arts – Connected Future presents digital, interactive and virtual art at various locations in the city’s public spaces.

BarabásiLab. Hidden Patterns

01. May 2021 — 03. April 2022

Visitors to the exhibition are offered a comprehensive overview of the highly topical fields of application of network science.

Opening virtual exhibition – City to City: Human Responsibility

10. December 2020

On Thursday December 10th, 2020 at 3:00 PM CET the opening of the virtual exhibition City to City: Human Responsibility will take place as a zoom event and livestream via Facebook.

Computable – Incomputable

30. October 2020 — 30. September 2021

ZKM in the Digital Art Hall of ZDF.

Seasons of Media Arts 2020

11. September 2020 — 31. March 2021

Monumental light installations, media projections on facades, artistic interventions, and experimental events will transform Karlsruhe during the Seasons of Media Arts into a stage for innovative, cooperative, and networked media art.

Critical Zones

23. May 2020 — 09. January 2022

The ZKM exhibition CRITICAL ZONES invites us to deal with the cirtical situation of the Earth in various ways and to explore new modes of coexistence between all forms of life.

Light Art Installation Kaskade

10. December 2019 — 16. February 2020

The light art installation Kaskade was designed by the light artist Rainer Kehres specifically for the façade of the Town Hall to mark Karlsruhe becoming a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

Open Codes. We are Data in Bilbao

23. October 2019 — 26. January 2020

The exhibition and educational project Open Codes reflects on the world we live in today: a world that is created and ruled by codes.

Michael Bielicky Perpetuum mobile

13. October 2019 — 08. March 2020

In einem Zeitraum von fast vierzig Jahren schafft der Medienkünstler Michael Bielicky innovative Arbeiten in den Bereichen Fotografie, Video sowie netzbasierter Installation.

Open Codes in Berlin

02. October 2019 — 17. October 2019

We live in a world that is generated, controlled and regulated by data. Digital codes are the access to this world, they determine how we perceive our environment.

respektive Peter Weibel

28. September 2019 — 08. March 2020

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, the exhibition »respektive Peter Weibel« is showing for the first time an overview of the entire oeuvre of this internationally important media and concept artist.

Di bin ezmanekî de | Under the Same Sky

06. September 2019 — 08. September 2019

The exhibition Di bin ezmanekî de | Under the Same Sky brings media artists from Turkey, Europe and Canada to Karlsruhe.

Writing the History of the Future

23. February 2019 — 09. January 2022

In an extraordinary compilation, ZKM presents the main works from its globally unique media art collection.

What's on

News The installation by Ingrid Cuestas, winner of the Open Call “Visions of transformations to sustainability”, will be presented in São Paulo
Press Media Art Is Here: The UNESCO City of Media Arts presents impressive installations during the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe in public spaces
Press Media Art at art KARLSRUHE
News Opening of the “BioMedia” Exhibition at the Centre des Artes
Press UNESCO City of Media Arts: Time for new projects!


Color The World, 2020-22

A Place in the Woods, 2022


fool for a plant, 2020

Fish, 2022

Money, 2021

The Temptation of St. Anthony (or Tony‘s trouble), 2016

Handshake, 2020

One Line Series, 2022

Globenbogen, 2022

STREAMERS – a COVID Sculpture, 2022

Les Pissenlits, 1990

footprint, 2022

Time is Now, 2022

The pattern thieves, 2021

A Set of non computable Things, 2017

Romance With Open Ending, 2021

Obsolete Presence, 2020

Vortext, 2020

beambike, 2018-ongoing

Funkelnder Kubus, 2020

OSC-K, 2020

Our City, 2020

PhonoLuxMaschine, 2019-2020 + 2021

Light Signs, 2020

GREEN CODE, 2018-2020

Korrelation, 2020

The Silent Chaos of Colors, 2020-2021

Saving Water, 2020-2021

ACCESS, 2001-2003 + 2005 + 2021

LIMBO, 2020-2021


Rainer Kehres, Fokus, 2021, Kinetisches Lichtobjekt, © Rainer

Fokus, 2021

#We are City, 2020-2021

UrbanExplorAR, 2020-2021

Dialogue of the Arts, 2021

REFLECTION OF THE PROJECTION – A Space for Contemplation, 2021

Posteden or how to explain from hominization to posthumanism to a virtual hare, 2021

Cartography of the Stain: New Fossils, 2020-2021

dropshadow 2(.)1, 1999–2021

Klangkanal, 2012 + 2019 + 2021

Shadow Play, 2021

Distinction Machine, 2019

Spacecraft_ZKM, 2018

Metric Mysticism, 2018

The People’s Monument(s), 2017

BED, 2009

Think Privacy, 2016

Eye of the Dream, 2018

Post-Apocalypse Smart City Desert, 2018-2019

Lubricate Coil Engine, 2017

Mosaic Virus, 2018

Music Passenger, 2019

Transits, 2012

The Art of Cybersecurity, 2019

Self Reflected, 2014-2016

We Need Us, 2014

Perverse Affordances, 2018

A study for spacecolortime, 2018

Chronography, 2019

Amsterdam SMS, 2007

Neural Synthesis, 2017

Dark Pool, 2014

ZKM one-liner, 2019

Mobile Traffic Data Visualization, 2010-2012

The City as Performative Object, 2017-2019

The Global Dérive: The Sum is Greater Than the Parts, 2017

Public Notices, 2018

Carsharing – Karlsruhe, 2019

Code of Colors, 2019

Content Generator III, 2019

Hello, City!, 2017

Digitality and Responsibility, 2019

Neural Groove, 2016