From 16 March to 18 August 2024, Zitadelle Berlin in cooperation with Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer is showing a very extensive exhibition of my works from recent years. The exhibition is titled after my recently published new catalogue “Hartmut Kiewert – MULTISPECIES FUTURES*”. The catalogue is available at the exhibition and via my online shop.

I cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, 15 March 2024!

“The theme of Hartmut Kiewert’s artistic work is to reflect on the history, forms, possibilities and future of the relation between humans and animals. Based on the utopian idea of a peaceful and equal coexistence, the painter develops social images whose deeper meaning is the visualisation of a utopia in which animals are no longer objects of an exploitative practice from the point of view of marketing, but instead become subjects of a changed and emancipatory world order. Behind this seemingly romantic idea is a critical examination of power structures and their mechanisms. Hartmut Kiewert’s large-format oil paintings are not only created in the awareness that our human attitude towards the animal world must radically change, but that the repression of our predominantly economised and alienated treatment of animals should be countered by positive narratives.”
– Dr Ralf F. Hartmann

Friday, 15 March 2024, 7 pm (free entry)
Welcome: Dr Carola Brückner, District Councillor for Culture and Dr Ralf F. Hartmann, Head of the Department of Culture
Introduction: Prof. Dr Ana Dimke, President of the University of Fine Arts, Braunschweig

Zitadelle / Bastion Kronprinz
Am Juliusturm 64
13599 Berlin

Exhibition duration
16 March – 18 August 2024

Opening hours
Fri – Wed: 10 am – 5 pm
Thu: 1 – 8 pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
The exhibition will be closed over the Easter holidays.

The exhibition rooms of Bastion Kronprinz are at ground level.

Admission fee
4.50 euros, reduced 2.50 euros, children under 6 years free, family ticket 10 euros
Opening on 15 March, 7 pm: free of charge


“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

current & upcoming shows

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

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

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

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen