DR. INKE ARNS Curator and Author


On view: Technoshamanism, HMKV, Dortmund/DE, 9 October 2021 – 6 March 2022; Stine Deja: Cryptic Ruins (2019) , HMKV Video of the Month, 1–31 December 2021

Upcoming: House of Mirrors – Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm, HMKV, Dortmund/DE, 9 April – 31 July 2022; Jakup Ferri: The Monumentality of the Everyday, Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 23 April – 27 November 2022

Since April 2021 Visiting Professor for Curatorial Practice at the Art Academy Münster. From January 2022 member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne.

Awards: In 2021 HMKV’s exhibition Artists & Agents – Performance Art and Secret Services curated by Inke Arns, Kata Krasznahorkai and Sylvia Sasse received the “Exhibition of the Year 2020” prize by the German section of AICA (International Art Critics’ Association). 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: Technoshamanism (2021, forthcoming), Stefan Panhans & Andrea Winkler: The Pow(d)er of I Am Klick Klick Klick Klick and a very very bad bad musical! (2021), Computer Grrrls (2021), Faţadă/Façade (2020), Artists & Agents – Performance Art and Secret Services (2019), The Alt-Right Complex ( 2019), Afro-Tech (2018), Nikolai Evreinov: The Storming of the Winter Palace (2017), The World Without Us (2017), alien matter (2017)

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Evil Clowns

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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

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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}