Current Exhibitions

The exhibition program of ZKM is multifaceted and takes place both in the atria of the Hallenbau and in the digital space, as well as internationally.


Exhibitions // ZKM Atrium in the Hallenbau in Karlsruhe

Past exhibitions can be found in the exhibition archive.

Sat, December 10, 2022 – Sun, June 04, 2023, Atrium 8+9

ole scheeren : spaces of life

Architecture is both an expression of reality and a vision of possible future lifeworlds. »ole scheeren : spaces of life« 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.

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Sat, October 15, 2022 - Sun, April 16, 2023, Atrium 8+9, 1st floor

Walter Giers. Electronic Art

Walter Giers is regarded internationally as a pioneer of electronic art. The exhibition presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of all phases of his work.

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Sat, September 10, 2022 - Sun, February 05, 2023, Atrium 1+2

Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds

The exhibition »Soun-Gui Kim: Lazy Clouds« at ZKM | Karlsruhe is the first solo exhibition in Germany of Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim.

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Sat, December 03, 2022 – Sun, April 23, 2023, Atrium 1+2, 2nd floor

Matter. Non-Matter. Anti-Matter.

The EU project »Beyond Matter« researches ways to reexperience past exhibitions using digital and spatial modeling methods. The exhibition presents the current state of the research project.

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Fri, January 06, 2023 – Sun, February 12, 2023

On the Boundary of Two Worlds

»On the Boundary of Two Worlds« introduces works by Alina Bukina, Oksana Ivantsiv, and Anna Manankina, three female artists from Ukraine who have been artists-in-residence at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in recent months.

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Sat, October 29, 2022 - Sun, February 05, 2023, Atrium 1+2

Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then

Under the title »Then, now, and then«, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is showing fourteen new films by the artist, which were made in 2017 during a guest residency in Rome and subsequent visits to the Italian capital. 

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Sat, September 29, 2022 – Permanent exhibition, Atrium 1+2, 2nd floor

zkm_gameplay. the next level

The computer game platform of ZKM. It invites visitors to engage in informative and creative exchange – and, of course, to play games. The exhibition is aimed at gamers of all ages, but also at visitors who have little experience with computer games.

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Wed, December 21, 2022 – Sun, April 16, 2023, Atrium 1+2, 2nd floor

Playful Architectures

A special exhibition within »zkm_gameplay. the next level«

The exhibition »Playful Architectures« addresses the relationship between architecture and computer games from different perspectives.

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Exhibitions // ZKM Digital

Digital exhibitions are a special research focus of ZKM, so we also offer you interesting exhibitions online.

bMEDIA - Virtual Exhibition of »BioMedia« 

bMEDIA is a digital platform and part of the exhibition »BioMedia. The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior«.

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Critical Zones – Virtual Exhibition

Take a moment to just be. Welcome to the Critical Zone.
The virtual platform of the exhibition.

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Thu, 29.04.2021 – Wed, 30.08.2023

Spatial Affairs. Worlding

Virtual multi-user exhibition populated by crawling artworks, where visitors' avatars coexist with moving bodies of internet art and browser-based projects.

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Thu, 04.11.2021 – Sat, 30.09.2023

Jazmina Figueroa. Call Signs

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Beyond Matter

Enter a virtual exhibition model of »Iconoclash«, a historical landmark project of the ZKM.

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Exhibitions // ZKM Worldwide

Fri, October 28, 2022 - Sun, December 18, 2022

Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground

Travelling exhibition 2022/2023

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Fri, February 03, 2023 – Sun, May 14, 2023

respectively, Peter Weibel. Art as an Act of Cognition

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Südkorea

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Exhibitions // Preview

Sat, January 28, 2023 - Sun, April 23, 2023

Analivia Cordeiro. From Body to Code

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Sat, February 11, 2023 - Mon, April 10, 2023

Lutz Mommartz. Der durchsichtige Mensch 
[The Transparent Person]

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Sat, March 25, 2023 – Sun, January 07, 2024

Renaissance 3.0

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Sat, March 25, 2023 – Sun, October 08, 2023

Driving the Human. Sieben Prototypen für ökosoziale Erneuerung

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from spring 2023

Kunsthalle Karlsruhe @ZKM – The Collection Presented anew

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Sat, June 24, 2023 - Sun, January 07, 2024

Ulrike Rosenbach. Today is tomorrow

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ZKM International

International presentations of ZKM

Collections & Research

From painting, sculpture, video art, performance and computer-based works to music – our collection and archives provide you a wide-ranging view of the art and history of the 20th and 21st century!

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