From March 19 to July 23, 2023, two of my works will be on display in the exhibition “Fantastische Tierwelten” at Kunstmuseum Heidenheim.

“In their first joint exhibition, the Kunstmuseum and the Historische Museen Heidenheim devote themselves to animals.

The focus, however, is not on illustrations of existing creatures, but on hybrids, animal deities, new creations, and representations of animals in which they exhibit behaviors not typical of the species or are shown in unusual situations.

From lion men, to Chinese dragons, to contemporary paintings, sculptures and installations: The exhibited works not only testify to man’s high level of inventiveness. They also provide a glimpse into artistic strategies for the representation of human sensitivities. For representations of animal beings usually do not serve a pure end in themselves, but are always also an expression of a certain understanding of the world.

In the juxtaposition of historical testimonies and contemporary art, continuities but also ruptures become clear. An important concern of the exhibition is to show that artists today are increasingly criticizing the speciesist and exploitative behavior of humans towards non-human animals and are calling for a new relationship between the species.” (text: Kunstmuseum Heidenheim)

Joseph Beuys // Böhler & Orendt // Ingrid Butschek // Marc Chagall // Tanja Fender // Andreas Greiner // HAP Grieshaber // Wolf J. Gruber // Thomas Grünfeld // Oska Gutheil // Eckhart Hahn // Juliane Hundertmark // Hartmut Kiewert // Joan Miró // Claire Morgan // Pablo Picasso // Maximilian Prüfer // Mary-Audrey Ramirez // Deborah Sengl // Corinna Schnitt // Bernhard Schultze // Sophia Süßmilch, //Detlef Willand

As well as works from the collections of the Historical Museums Heidenheim

Heidenheim Art Museum
Marienstraße 4
89518 Heidenheim a. d. Brenz

Large and small temporary exhibition hall

Exhibition Duration
19 March – 23 July 2023

18 March 2023, 5 pm
(I will be there for the opening)

Opening hours
Tuesday, 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, 1 – 7 pm
Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
Panel: Transformation and the future of human-animal relationships
with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

current and upcoming exhibitions

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

02.05. – 31.08.2024
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

07.07. – 06.10.2024
Bitte zu Tisch!
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

15.09. – 26.10.2024
Natur – Mensch
St. Andreasberg

26.09. – 31.10.2024
Start Sniffing
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025
Hello Nature. Wie wollen wir zusammen leben?
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

24.10.2024 – 06.04.2025
Verrückt nach Fleisch
Museum Brot und Kunst, Ulm

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen


“The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought.”

― Aph Ko