Professors Ute Hörner

Professor for Media Art/Transmedial Spaces
+49 221 20189 - 371

Ute Hörner, *1964, studies of sculpture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, postgraduate studies of media art at the KHM. Festival director of the Videonale 8 at the Bonner Kunstverein. 1998-2008 professor of art and media at the Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle. Since 1990 collaboration with Mathias Antlfinger.

As part of the dialogue between human and non-human existences in the “art system” and the “everything-else system,” since the 1990s Hörner/Antlfinger address politically explosive topics and offer critical perspectives on the technologization of our world. Their installations, videos and sculptures deal with the relationship between humans, animals and machines and the utopian vision of fair terms of interaction between these parties. Following their exploration of the social constructs that dictate human-animal relationships, their current focus is on how these constructs can be changed. Two protagonists who advise them on this question are the grey parrots Clara and Karl with whom they have carried out the interspecies collaboration CMUK since 2014.

Recent exhibitions include “Pets and their People“, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (2017-18),“TAVIDAN“, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Georgien (2017), “Animal and the Logic of Others“, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (2017),“alles zur Zeit, Über den Takt, der unser Leben bestimmt“, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Schweiz (2017), “Animal Lovers“, NGBK Berlin (2016), “PlanetB“, NRW Forum Düsseldorf (2016) | “THE WORLD WE LIVE IN“, kjubh Kunstverein, Köln (2016) | “SARAJEVO TIME TRAVEL AGENCY“, Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo (2016)

Hörner/Antlfinger’s works have been shown at international film and media art festivals, including Transmediale Berlin | European Media Art Festival Osnabrück | Shift Electronic Arts Festival Basel | Videonale Bonn | Digital Art Festival, Taipei | ISEA 2010 (Dortmund) | Kasseler Documentary Film and Video Festival | Lux Media Art Festival Sydney | International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Awards and Grants i.a. Kunststiftung NRW (2015), Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (2012) | Artists in Residence, Digital Art Center Taipei, Taiwan (2011) | Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Arts, Oldenburg (2010) | 5. Marler Video-Installation-Award (2008) | 7. Werkleitz-Biennale (2006) | ars viva 00/01 – arts and sciences, award for visual arts, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI (2001)

Recent publications include

Ctrl-Z, New Media Philosophy, ISSUE#6

New Media Animals (2016)
Conceived and curated by Guest Editors Jane Mummery and Debbie Rodan.

Texts by authors including Brett Buchanan, Vinciane Despret, Hörner/Antlfinger, Dominique Lestel and Ionat Zurr

Exhibition catalogue and essay collection
with texts by Fahim Amir, Dietmar Dath and Mareike Maage,
Sue Donaldson & Will Kymlicka, Hilda Kean, Massimo Perinelli,
Hilal Sezgin and Kim Stallwood
Published by nGbK Berlin
Publishing Company: nGbK Berlin

With texts by Katja Davar and Jessica Ullrich
Verlag der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Planet–B, Ideas for a New World (2016)
Editors: Alain Bieber & Lukas Feireiss
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

we, animals
Artistic positions on human-animal relations (2014)

Editor: Anne Hölck, Meinblau e.V.
With texts by Jessica Ullrich and Stephan Zandt

Hörner/Antlfinger. Discrete Farms (2012)
Published by Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Arts.
With texts by Peter Bexte, Barbara Engelbach, Ingmar Lähnemann and Mieke Roscher.
Revolver Publishing.

Anke Hoffmann und Yvonne Volkart für die Shedhalle Zürich
Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Künstler & Video / Film 1958-2010. Katalog hrsg. von Barbara Engelbach
Vorw. von Kasper König. Beiträge u.a. von Ursula Frohne, Christa Blümlinger,
Tom Holert & Barbara Engelbach, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

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