DR. INKE ARNS Curator and Author


On view: HMKV Video of the Month: Sebastian Schmieg: I Will Say Whatever You Want In Front Of A Pizza (2017), HMKV, Dortmund/DE, 1-31 May 2020

Upcoming: 25 of 78 – International Media Art from the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV, Dortmund/DE, 2 June – 20 September 2020; The Sea is Glowing, Exportdrvo, Rijeka/HR (European Capital of Culture 2020), August – October 2020; Faţadă / Fassade, HMKV, Dortmund/DE, 24 October 2020 – 21 March 2021; Stefan Panhans/Andrea Winkler: HOSTEL, HMKV, Dortmund/DE, April – September 2021

Awards: In 2019, together with Igor Chubarov and Sylvia Sasse, Inke Arns was awarded the Justus Bier Preis für Kuratoren 2018 for the project The Storming of the Winter Palace. In 2017 HMKV received the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Award for Art Associations, after having been nominated for the sixth time and having received an Honorable Mention at ART COLOGNE in 2013. In 2013, HMKV’s exhibition Sounds Like Silence. John Cage – 4’33” – Silence Today curated by Inke Arns and Dieter Daniels was awarded the “Exceptional Exhibition of the Year 2012” prize by the German section of AICA (International Art Critics’ Association).

Recent publications: Artists & Agents – Performance Art and Secret Services (Dortmund: HMKV, 2019), The Alt-Right Complex (Dortmund: HMKV, 2019), Afro-Tech (Dortmund: HMKV, 2018), Nikolai Evreinov: The Storming of the Winter Palace (Zurich: diaphanes, 2017), The World Without Us (Berlin: Revolver, 2017), alien matter (Berlin: transmediale, 2017), Evil Clowns (Bönen: Kettler, 2016), His Master’s Voice (Bönen: Kettler, 2013; Montpellier: La Panacée, 2015), World of Matter (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015)

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Evil Clowns

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Ausstellungen/2014_CLOW_Boese_Clowns.php}Evil Clowns – exhibition and book (2014){/link}

Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Ausstellungen/2014_Jetzt_helfe_ich_mir_selbst.php}»Now I Can Help Myself« – exhibition (2014){/link}

His Masters Voice

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2013/Ausstellungen/2013_His_Masters_Voice.php}His Master’s Voice – exhibition and book (2013){/link}


{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2012/Ausstellungen/2012_Sounds_like_silence.php}Sounds like Silence – exhibition and book (2012){/link}

Awake are only the Spirits

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2009/Ausstellungen/geister_2009.php}»Awake are only the Spirits« – exhibition and book (2009){/link}

History will repeat itself

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2007/Ausstellungen/History2007.php}History will repeat itself – exhibition and book (2007){/link}

The Avant-Garde in the Rearview Mirror

{link:http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/arns-inke-2004-02-20/PDF/Arns.pdf}The Avant-Garde in the Rearview Mirror – dissertation, German PDF (2004){/link}

What is Modern Art? (Group Show)

{link:http://www.inkearns.de/_websites/wima/english/index.htm}What is Modern Art? – exhibition and book (2006){/link}


{link:http://www.irwin-retroprincip.de/eng/index.htm}Irwin: Retroprincip 1983–2003 – exhibition and book (2003){/link}