Current Projects

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The ZKM is a place of manifold research: Scholars and artists from around the world find unique conditions for realizing their theoretical and practical projects and present these to a broad public.

By way of international collaborative projects with museums, universities and publishers throughout the world, the ZKM is intimately connected with recent developments in the respective fields, and is in a position to set the tone by way of introducing themes which are then taken up and received worldwide.

The spectrum ranges from software and hardware development for artistic applications, the organization of international competitions through to research project competitions in the fields of art history, aesthetics, museology, the history of culture, sociology or the media sciences.

Past projects can be found in the project archive.

Seven prototypes for eco–social renewal
at ISEA2024 in Brisbane, Australia
The art publication in curatorial practice
The creative space of the Museum Communication
2023 - 2024
The History of the Photogram and its Artistic Usage
2022 - 2024
Cooperation project of SYNTH-WERK, University of Music and ZKM
2022 - 2023
More visibility for art by women
2022 - 2024
Mediakunst op Wikipedia
2021 - 2023
2021 - 2025
History, Theory, Sources and Archives
2020 - 2023
Residencies for politically persecuted artists
A project by Michael Saup in cooperation with and the ZKM | Karlsruhe
2020 - 2024
2019 - 2022
KIT Research Project on Artistic Browser Applications
2019 - 2024
Society in Digital Change
Creative Working and Learning
2018 - 2023
Art: Analog – Digital
2014 - 2023
Support for artistically gifted young pupils from 15 to 19 years of age
2007 - 2023
High-tech tool for sound spatialization