ZKM international

The MMCA in South Korea from the outside

The ZKM puts on countless touring exhibitions all over the world. For many years, they have been organized in close collaboration with the Goethe-Institute. Innovative exhibition formats have been developed within this cooperation, which allowed the ZKM to tour the world, showing people its digital productions. Since January 2017, India has been one of the focal points of cooperation. 

Current Exhibitions

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

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


Thu, February 16, 2023 – Sun, April 02, 2023


 09.03.–13.03.2017Toluca, Mexico

Puebla, Mexico

 15.02.–19.02.2017San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico

 25.01.–29.01.2017Aguascalientes, Mexico

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

 05.06.–03.07.2014Washington, USA

Chicago, USA


Mexico City, Mexico

 17.06.–15.07.2013Los Angeles, USA

Suzhou, China

 15.11.–24.11.2013Taipei (Digital Art Festival Taipei), Taiwan

Chongqing, China


Nanjing, China


Ottawa, Canada


Chengdu, China


Shanghai, China

 15.06.–30.06.2013Guangzhou, China

Seoul, South Korea

 03.05.–31.05.2013Montréal, Canada
 05.03.–17.03.2013Peking, China


Armin Linke. The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen 

 16.10.2016–06.01.2017PAC, Milano, Italy


Centre de la photographie Geneva, Switzerland


Art & Science


24.01.– 25.01.2017

Mumbai, India 


Art in Europe 1945–1968



State Museum of FIne Arts Moscow, Russia


BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium 


Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media

 2020CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
 30.08.–20.10.2019CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, as part of the media art biennial »Topologies of the Real«


As You May Think, 6th Guanzhou-Triennial

 22.12.2018–10.03.2019Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China


BioMedia. L'ère des mèdias semblables à la vie


13.05.2022 – 08.07.2022Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France


Critical Zone – Politics of life forms 

 2020Fine Arts Museum in Taipeh, Biennial, Taiwan





PATAKA Art + Museum, Porirua City, New Zealand


Datumsoria: The Return of the Real 

 2018/2019CAFA | Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum Beijing, China
 12.07.–16.09.2018Nam June Paik Center Yongin, South Korea
 18.09.–30.12.2016CAC | Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China


DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria

 2019Palma de Mallorca, Spain


ARTLAB | EPFL: École polytechniquw fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
 13.07.–11.09.2016Centro de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona, Spain 


Digital Imaginaries – Africas in Production 



Wits Art Museum/ Fak'ugesi Festival, Johannisburg, South Africa


Kër Thiossane, Afropixel Festival, Dakar, Senegal


Edge of Now


Galerie damdam, Berlin



Nam June Paik Center, Yongin, South Korea

 18.03.–12.05.2017Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China


gameplay. the next level



Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain



Games and Politics

 2020                                              Toronto, Canada  
 2020Colombo, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, India  
 2020Teheran, Iran 
 2020Ramallah, West Bank 

Goethe-Institut Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

 July 2019Banja Luka, Goethe-Institut Sarajewo, Bosnia/ Herzegovina  
 May–June 2019Belgrade, Serbia 
 11.05.–02.06.2019Goethe-Institut Beijing, China 
 23.04.–15.05.2019Goethe-Institut Lagos, Nigeria 
 08.04.–20.05.2019Nikosia, Cyprus 
 05.04.–18.05.2019Cermodern Ankara, Turkey 
 29.03.–27.04.2019Goethe-Institut Shanghai, China 
 22.02.–16.03.2019Istanbul, Turkey Zagreb, Rijeka, Croatia  
 11.01.–23.02.2019LISELP, Brussels, Belgium 
 September/October 2018Mateadero Madrid, Spain 
 16.08.–23.09.2018Physics Room Jamie Hanton, Wellington/Christchurch, New Zealand Villa, Yangon, Myanmar 
 04.05.–20.05.2018Lostgens' Art Space Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg

 17.03.–12.04.2018Commde-Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand  
 07.02.–25.02.2018Finki Faculty of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering, Skopje, Macedonia 

Goethe-Institut Nancy, France

 12.01.–12.02.2018Kult Galery, Singapore 
 12.10.–05.11.2017Pobeba Nowosibirsk, Russia 
 21.09.–21.10.2017Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City Manila, Philippines 
 04.08.–27.10.2017Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Vietnam 
 24.06.–30.07.2017Centro Cultural de Sao Paulo, Brazil 
 08.05.–27.05.2017Goethe-Institut Jakarta, Indonesia 
 21.04.–21.05.2017Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, USA  

German-American Conference in Harvard

 10.04.–14.04.2017Goethe-Institut Boston & MIT GameLab, USA 
 07.04.–21.05.2017Goethe-Institut Boston & Cambridge, USA 
 15.03.–21.04.2017Goethe-Institut Washington, USA  
 17.02.–03.03. 2017

Goethe-Institut San Francisco, USA 

 16.11.2016–15.01.2017Goethe-Institut Mexico-City, Mexico 


generator marx: capital | digital

 22.06.–09.12.2018generator.media art laboratory, Trier 


GLOBALE: Global Control and Censorship



MODEM Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre Debrecen, Hungary 

 14.09.–21.10.2018National Library Riga, Latvia


NTK, National Library, Prague, Czech Republic

 12.04.–19.05.2018Energy and Technology Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania


Galeria Arsenal Bialystok, Poland


Nová Synagóga Žilina, Slovakia

 29.04.–18.06.2017Tallinna Kunstihoone, Talinn, Estonia





Centro National de las Artes (CENART), Mexico-City, Mexico




Évora, Portugal


Is it working?

14.07.2020– 29.08.2020Match Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia


Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar

 10.02.–21.05.2017Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
 27.02.—05.06.2016Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg
 14.06.–15.11.2015Hamburg Falckenberg Collection


Molecules that Changed the World 



Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia
 13.–25.03.2017University of Cambridge, Great Britain


Open Circuits


ARTE, Straßburg


Open Codes



Nam June Paik Art Center, South Korea



Centro Azkuna de Ocio y Cultura, Bilbao, Spain



Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg beim Bund, Berlin



Connceted Bots, CAC | Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China



Kunstraum of the Leuphana University Lüneburg



Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Berlin



Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India



Exhibition, workshops and presentations at the Goethe-Institut Mumbai, India


Radical Software. The Raindance Foundation, Media Ecology and Video Art

 08.06.–09.09.2018     West, The Hague, Netherlands


respectively, Peter Weibel. Art as an Act of Cognition

 03.02.2023 – 14.05.2023  National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Südkorea

Spatial Affairs

29.04.– 27.06.2021

Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Ungarn


Without Firm Ground – Flusser and the Arts



GAMU, Prague, Czech


West, The Hague, Netherlands


Academy of Arts Berlin, Germany


The Data and the Sovereign

16.01.– 09.02.2020

Galerija Kresija, Slowenien


UNFOLD X 2022: Shaping the Future

 07.11.2022 – 19.11.2022

S-Factory Block A, Seongsu, Seoul


Writing the History of the Future. Signature Works of the ZKM Media Art Collection 

17.12.2021– 04.03.2022 2022

Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea


The sphere of influence of the ZKM extends far beyond Karlsruhe and the region. The ZKM acts in a global way with its exhibitions. The Residency programs initiated by the ZKM reflect this global standard: The ZKM invites international artists and academics to work at the ZKM and to develop their own artistic productions here.