Professors Ute Hörner

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Professor of media art / transmedial spaces
+49 221 20189 - 371
hoerner@khm.de

Ute Hörner, born 1964, studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and media art at postgraduate level at the KHM. Festival management of Videonale 8 at Bonn Kunstverein. 1998–2008 professor of media art at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design. Collaboration with Mathias Antlfinger since 1990.

Hörner/Antlfinger have tapped into politically controversial themes and opened up critical perspectives on the technologisation of the world we live in, in dialogue with human and non-human entities in the “art system” and the “everything-else system”, since the 1990s. Their installations, videos and sculptures deal with relationships between people, animals and machines and the utopia of an equitable interaction between the actors. After examining the social constructions that define human-animal relationships, they are now specifically interested in how these constructions can be altered. Two protagonists, who advise them in this question, are the grey parrots Clara and Karl, with whom they have formed the interspecies collaboration CMUK since 2014.


Current exhibitions incl. “Haustiere und ihre Menschen”, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (2017-18),“TAVIDAN”, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Georgia (2017), “Animal and the Logic of Others”, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (2017),“alles zur Zeit, Über den Takt, der unser Leben bestimmt”, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland (2017), “Animal Lovers”, NGBK Berlin (2016), “PlanetB”, NRW Forum Düsseldorf (2016) | “THE WORLD WE LIVE IN”, kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne (2016) | “SARAJEVO TIME TRAVEL AGENCY”, Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo (2016)


International festivals incl. Transmediale Berlin | European Media Art Festival Osnabrück | Shift Electronic Arts Festival Basel | Videonale Bonn | Digital Art Festival, Taipei | ISEA 2010 (Dortmund) | Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival | Lux Media Art Festival Sydney | International Short Film Festival Oberhausen


Awards and scholarships incl. 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)


Current publications u.a.


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

ANIMAL LOVERS (2016)
Exhibition catalogue and collection of essays 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


DIE WELT IN DER WIR LEBEN (2016)
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
Künstlerische Positionen zu Mensch-Tier-Verhältnissen (2014)
Editor: Anne Hölck, Meinblau e.V.. With texts by Jessica Ullrich and Stephan Zandt


Hörner/Antlfinger. Discrete Farms (2012)
Edited by Edith-Russ, Haus für Medienkunst.
With texts by Peter Bexte, Barbara Engelbach, and Mieke Roscher. Publisher: Revolver Publishing


EINDEUTIGKEITEN SPRENGEN | SUBVERTING DISAMBIGUITIES (2012)
Anke Hoffmann and Yvonne Volkart for Shedhalle Zürich. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg


BILDER IN BEWEGUNG – COLOGNE, MUSEUM LUDWIG (2010)
Artists & Video / Film 1958-2010. Catalogue edited by Barbara Engelbach. Foreword by Kasper König. Contributions by Ursula Frohne, Christa Blümlinger, Tom Holert & Barbara Engelbach, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

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