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Freundeskreis Project Sponsorship

Freundeskreis Student Project Sponsorship

Twice a year, the Freundeskreis der HFBK sponsors student projects that require additional financial support. This initiative offers larger amounts to support large-scale artistic projects such as whole-room installations, artist books (not catalogues), films or the development of a draft design into a prototype.

An application as ONE datafile (maximum size 8 MB) containing the following materials must be submitted before the deadline:

  1. a concise description of the project (approximately 5 sentences)
  2. a brief written outline of the project, with pictures (approximately one or two pages)
  3. documentation of work already completed (portfolio)
  4. a cost calculation, detailing the student’s own contribution
  5. a report by a professor
  6. a curriculum vitae, with passport photograph


Conditions
: Applicants must be under 30 years of age and have completed their 3rd semester.


Please apply here.

Deadline and application process

The next application deadline is Friday, 26.4.2023.

Contact

In the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21, the Freundeskreis supported the Corona Emergency Fund for students at the HFBK Hamburg with a total of 24,000 euros.

Sponsored Projects 2022/23

  • Ayse Ates, Künstlerbuch "Per Se"
  • Belia Brückner, Intervention "Sunflower Cast a Spell To Save Us From The Void"
  • Christopher Dippert, Rauminstallation, "Smell-A-Vision"
  • Catalina González, Film, "You are not driven by fate"
  • Leo Elia Jung, Installation "The Living Diamonds of Yakutia"
  • Eva Kirsch, Anton Böhm, Emma Schüer, Jannis Reitel, Film "public carwash action escalated quickly"
  • Helli Müller, Raumskulptur "Grabkammer"
  • Monika Orpik, Essayfilm, "But, that’s Marta!"
  • Charlotte Sophie Perka, Objekt, "Picknick in Pieces"
  • Jana Pfort, Rauminstallation, "Archi-Texturen"
  • Fernanda Braun Santos, Publikation, "White Gold— Lithium"
  • Lena-Marie Schütte, Rauminstallation, "10qm"
  • Charlotte Spiegelfeld, Fotobuch/ Rauminstallation "Novelle einer Jugend"
  • Paul Stümke, Film "Befall"
  • Lennart Mink Weber, für die Objektreihe "Im Rücken dieser Leben"

Sponsored Projects 2021/22

  • Asma Abo Mostafa, Kurzfilm "Schwarzwaldmädchen"
  • Anna Bochkova, Ausstellung "City of the future"
  • Marie Boiselle, Werkreihe von fünf Malereien
  • Max Kapsner, Rauminstallation "The Origin of Painting"
  • Nanhee Kim, Drei großformatige Gemälde
  • Philine Mayr, Polyptychon
  • Nicholas Odhiambo Mboya, Installation "Scheme Expo"
  • Lucas Amandus Nikolaisen, Objektserie
  • Lili Süper, Performance „Co- Exist”
  • Tobias Ochterbeck, Kurzfilm "Fatimba"
  • Anna-Sophia Unterstab, Raumkonzept "Fluidity"
  • Prateek Vijan, Rauminstallation „Fruitful“
  • Insa Wagner, Objekt "Lightbox"
  • Mirjam Walter, Erweitertes Skizzenheft
  • Marlon Weber, Kurzfilm „Ich will übers Meer“
  • Chenxi Zhong, "Bitter Paradise"(AT) – Skulpturen aus Glas

Sponsored Projects 2020/21

  • Amir Hossein Abootalebi, Hörbuch „Das Gastmahl“
  • Nick Guse, Gefäß-Serie in der Mokume Gane-Technik
  • Martha von Mechow, Spielfilm „Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin“
  • Sara Malie / Christina Rüesch / Frederik Vium, Ausstellungsinstallation in der Galerie Frappant
  • Karla Zipfel, Installation „Easy Listening, Easy Coming, Easy-Going“
  • Merle Dammhayn, Ausstellungsinstallation „48.000 Schuss“
  • Lukas Fries, Rauminstallation „BLOCK“ i
  • Tina Henkel, Installation „Fontana della terrazza sul lago, allegro molto“
  • Benjamin Janzen, Bootsbau und Kurzfilm “performing a rhizome-a mushroom spaceship”
  • Luisa Kleemann, Gruppenausstellung “And yes I said yes I will Yes”
  • Vivien Lea Misch, Fensterbild aus 10 querfeministischen Glasmosaiken
  • Hanna Naske / Christopher Dippert, interaktive Klangrauminstallation „ENCORE“
  • Kristian Panzer, Filmprojekt „Die Windkraft/ eine Energiequellen Folklore als Bewegtbild“
  • Marie Siewierski, Videoinstallation „Tontauben“
  • Salka Tiziana Poeschel, Filmprojekt „Jemand war hier“

Sponsored Projects 2019/20

  • Elisa Goldammer, Künstlerbuch »ELW«
  • Kim Krebek, Installation »monotironie II«
  • Marie Pietsch, Rauminstallation »knapp daneben ist auch dabei«
  • Katja Pilipenko, Installation »Synonyms«
  • Sohorab Rabbey, kuratorisches Projekt »SKEPSIS«
  • Leyla Yenirce, »Phönix – The power of image production« (AT)
  • Laura Sophia Ziegler, Filmklub/Expanded Series

Sponsored Projects 2018/19

  • Cornelius Altmann: Radio-Plattform »Körperpflege und Trommeln«
  • Raphaela Andrade Cordova: Installation »Tilt Track«
  • Marc Botschen, Künstlerbuch »helix I-IIII _auch Visions of Johanna«
  • Freies Design (Lechner, Tangermann, Unterstab, Zander), Raumgestaltung »Where stories cut accross an island«
  • Clemens Freigang: Filmprojekt in Rumänien
  • Marian Freistühler, Kurzspielfilm »Neue Sachen«
  • Manuel Funk: Performancereihe »Danger Friends«
  • Timo Grimm: Modulsystem
  • Alexandra Hojenski, Rauminstallation »Die Füllung« (AT)
  • Conrad Hübbe, Wandinstallation »Smolénsk«
  • Paul Kolling, Installation »Break of Gauge«
  • Paula Laskowski, Johann Seidensticker, Caspar Wülfing: Ausstellungsraum »ok.terrain«
  • Shira Lewis, Rauminstallation »Handle with Care«
  • Line Lyhne: Skulpturprojekt »Working with Stones«
  • Sina Manthey: Installation »Wanderbühne«
  • Matthis Müllenmeister: Transportable Gleitjolle
  • Julia Romas: Masken und Kostüme »Herody«
  • Leonie Rottmann: Film »Have you ever seen a crocodile? No.«
  • Max Sänger: Dokumentarfilm »Stories of a Wounded Tree« (AT)

Sponsored Projects 2017/18

  • Clara Alisch/ Kevin Westphal, Performanceinstallation »Technobody«
  • Verena Buttmann, Performance »Need No Roof, Do I? «
  • Johannes Frese, »Lolo vokatra – Geisterknospen« (AT)
  • Julgi Kang, Stahlrohrsessel
  • Leonie Kellein, Videoinstallation »Drei Rücken«
  • Lila-Zoé Krauß, Performance »Utopia is not a state you can reach – «
  • Agnese Kusnere, Film »All these Walls«
  • Chen Liang, Norlha-Projekt in Tibet (Design)
  • Anna-Maria Resei / Kollektiv, Ausstellung »Zeitraum«
  • Kristina Savutsina, Film »UAZ103« (AT)
  • Laura Sigrüner, Installation »splendid isolation«
  • Sandeep Singh, Stehtisch »Bay«
  • Julia Wycisk, Partizipatives Filmprojekt »Pracownica« (AT)

Sponsored Projects 2016/17

  • Ruben Faber, Porzellanserie
  • Steffen Goldkamp, Willy Hans, Jan Eichberg, Paul Spengemann, Mate Ugrin, Film »Heading West«
  • Rosanna Graf, Film »Europa« (AT)
  • Edward Greiner, Fotoserie »Clouds«
  • Marvin Hesse, Dokumentarfilm »Wir Kinder von Gomera« (AT)
  • Jonas Hinnerkort/ Tilman Junghans, Performance/ Installation »U-R-U«
  • Jaewon Kim, Grünflächen-Installation
  • Jonas von Lenthe, Buch »Tirana«
  • Anne Linke, Fotoserie »Glass Flowers«
  • Marlene Lockemann, Installation »DA BEI FAST«
  • Isolda Mac Liam/ Elisa Schiller/ Nuriye Tohermes, Rauminstallation »Archipel«
  • Nikolay Malakhov, Leuchtkörper »Emitter«
  • Mariam Mekiwi, Film »Before I forget«
  • Max Pilger, »Nasses Bild« (AT)
  • Laslo Strong/Max Prediger, Künstlerbuch »Hannover«

Sponsored Projects 2015/16

  • Iason Kondylis Roussos, Installation »Talk Show«
  • Julia Malgut, Performance »Alea«
  • Nele Möller, Installation »Lichtträger«
  • Frieder Oelze, Künstlerbuch »Soldat, Soldat«
  • Luka Papić, Kurzfilm »Life after life« (AT)
  • Lukas Sonnemann, »Handbuch des fiktiven Films«
  • Goscha Steinhauer, Zwei-Kanal-Videoprojektion »Kyno«
  • Eike Weinreich, Film »Offshore«
  • Lucia Bachner, Installation »aquaria collection«
  • Luisa Hilmer, Prototyp »Tastschirm«
  • Jessica Leinen, Künstlerbuch »Seifenblasen«
  • Carlos Leon Zambrano, 3 Projekte im öffentlichen Raum Hamburg - Venezuela
  • Elisabeth Moch, Installation Porzellanmauer
  • Astrid Nylander, Fünf Glasbilder
  • Max Prediger, Publikationsreihe »Uhlenhorst«
  • Klara Stoyanova, Filmexperiment »Tenets«

Sponsored Projects 2014/15

  • Laura Franzmann, Schmiedeeisernes Tor im Rahmen einer Rauminstallation
  • Aida Khabazvahed, »Teppichsessel«
  • Sarah Ksieska, 4 Skulpturen
  • Theres Lehmann, Magazin »The Smart View, Issue #1«
  • Lulu MacDonald, Pop-up Laden »The Safty-Pin Store«
  • Marko Mijatovic, Film »Vareš«
  • Fion Pellacini, Ekzemerdecke für ein Rennpferd
  • Florestan Schuberth/Janis Fromm, Rohrrahmenstuhl
  • Sophie Schweighart, Rauminstallation »Warteschleife«
  • Tim Ungermann, Film »Kehlkopfschuss«
  • Ting-Jung Chen, Soundcollage/Performance »Tings Kiosk«
  • Jakob Engel, Videoinstallation »Maid of the Mist«
  • Binali Önder Öner, »Lichtobjekt«
  • Philip Prinz, Bilderrahmen »Alles oder Nichts«
  • Ellen Pritzkau, Rauminstallation »Das Kleine und das Ganze«
  • Paul Spengemann, Filmprojekt »Untitled«
  • Mate Ugrin, Kurzfilm »Paper Factory«
  • Friederike Wolf, Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum »Objekte zur nachbarschaftlichen Begegnung«

Sponsored Projects 2013/14

  • Yu-Ling Hsueh, Zeitbezogene Medien (B.F.A)
  • Franziska Kabisch, Zeitbezogene Medien (B.F.A.)
  • Studierendengruppe Prof. Lohmann, Design
  • Quanli Ma, Design (B.F.A)
  • Mitko Mitkov, Grafik/ Typorgrafie/ Fotografie (B.F.A)
  • Claire Macé, Bildhauerei (Diplom)
  • Shuchang Xie, Zeitbezogene Medien (B.F.A)

Sponsored Projects 2012/13

  • Rosana Cuellar, 3D-Filmprojekt »Popping the Question«
  • Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Installation »Untitled (sharpen and shred)«
  • Steffen Goldkamp, Film »Wallenhorst« (AT)
  • Willy Hans, Film »Das satanische Dickicht 1 – Le Toi, c’est moi« (AT)
  • Sho Hasegawa, Schlittschuh-Projekt
  • Linda Hollkott, Installation »Tau«
  • André Horenburg, Fotobuch »Phantomhaltestellen«
  • Martina Mahlknecht, Rauminstallation
  • Laura Nitsch, Video »1. OG, links« (AT)
  • Anna Steinert, Compositing-Film »Hypochonder im Zwiegespräch«

Sponsored Projects 2011/12

  • Marlene Denningmann, Film »The One«
  • Ulla Deventer, installationsbasierte Fotoserie zum Thema Raum
  • Franz Dittrich, Fotoarbeit zum Thema Ornament
  • Jens Franke, Kurzfilm »Le Chateau«
  • Eibe Maleen Krebs, Dokumentarfilm »Ungesehene Träume«
  • Georg Kußmann, Spielfilm »Alex und Chris«
  • Björn Last, essayistischer Spielfilm »Schau, was sie sagt«
  • Martin Prinoth, Film »Beobachtung und Stille«
  • Andreas Schöller, experimentelles Werkzeug »Plott-o-boter«
  • Milan Skrobanek, Dokumentarfilm »Heimvorteil« mit spielfilmähnlicher Dramaturgie
  • Chloe Stead, Künstlerheft »Young, Fresh & Relevant«
  • Sung Tieu, Installation und Performance »Cristal Palace«
  • Studierende Jeanne Faust/Adnan Softic, »Kuratieren reverse«

Sponsored Projects 2010/11

  • Miriam Bethmann, Nuray Demir, Nikola Hartl, Audiovisuelle Rauminstallation
  • Jan Bourquin, Rauminstallation »Traverse«
  • Daiga Grantina, Film »She was I«
  • Julia Frankenberg, Drahtspiegelglas-Kubus
  • Susanne Itzel, Performance mit Christbaumkugeln
  • Janine Jembere, Film »Holger Hiller«
  • Christin Kaiser, Skulptur »Auch ich suche Arkadien«
  • Daniel Kern, Flexibler Holzstuhl
  • Martin Malich, Existenzmaschine
  • Martin Meiser, Filmkulissen
  • Jonas von Ostrowski, Installation »Innere Landschaft«
  • Studierende Prof. Lutz Pankow, Projektteam Akkuschrauberrennen
  • Moritz Sänger, Tilman Walther, Installation »Alles was der Fall ist«
  • Helena Wittmann, Film »Wildnis. Domestiziert. Verwildert. In Ordnung«

Sponsored Projects 2009/10

  • Eriks Apalais, Künstlerbuch »Confessions«
  • Christiane Blattmann, Rauminstallation mit Lichtvorhang
  • Oliver Bulas, Rauminstallation »Laboratoire du Rouge«
  • Jenny Feldmann, Wandtapete
  • Niklas Hausser, Skulptur »Sort Key and Information Field«
  • Lars Hinrichs, Installation »Zeichenfolge«
  • Gitte Jabs, Rahmen-Negativform
  • Tina Kämpe, Videoarbeit über gestürzte Denkmäler
  • Florian Mahro/Christian Rothmaler, Installation »OKOOKOKO STEALTH MUSEUM«
  • Johannes Post, Fotoserie »Demontage«
  • Katharina Simons von Bockum Dolffs, Künstlerbuch »Trying to escape Paper«
  • Paul Sochaki, Anzeigen »Formal Abstractions«
  • Klasse Slominski, Ausstellungsteilnahme »Velada de Santa Lucia« in Venezuela
  • Christian Dobbert/ Ines Göbel/ Robert Korn, Tasche »RIC BAG«
  • Michael Leßmöllmann/ Philipp Lorenz Schott, Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum »Ampeltische«
  • Nicolas Schrader, Kaffeeladestation »Dock 11«
  • Karsten Krause, Film »Die Frau des Fotografen«
  • Helena Ratka, Film »Wechseln«
  • Bastiana Stutterheim, Magazin »Le petit ami«

Sponsored Projects 2008/09

  • Stefan Alber, »Bunte Flächen«, Ausstellungsinstallation mit Fotoarbeiten
  • Claudia Apel, »Sittenbild«, Ereignisbild, Tableau, Fotoprojekt
  • Inge Förtsch, Sebastian Kubersky, Alex Hatchl, »Don Pajeros‘ Freaks«, Skulptur, Performance und Bühnenprogramm
  • Nina Hollensteiner, »White Cube«, Rauminstallation
  • Annika Kahrs, »My Home is my Castle«, Foto- und Filmprojekt
  • Stefan Mildenberger, »Hymne 1998«, Klang-Installation
  • Daniela Milosevic, »Pain is french for bread«, Gemälde und Skulpturen
  • Eleni Mouzourou, »Die ganze Welt und ihre Ausschnitte«, Buchprojekt
  • Julia Phillips, »Architektonische Hierarchie«, Filmprojekt
  • YoungJin Song, »Kassenhäuschen«, Installation
  • Steffen Zillig, »Das digitale Bild«, Digitale Bilderfolge
  • Heike Sabine Bühler, »Mobile Garküche«
  • Teresa Gaschler, »Schnitt_Muster: ein textiler Regenstiefel«, Regenstiefelentwurf
  • Ines Gebhard, »Textiles Porzellan und Wachsendes Licht«, Leuchtendes Schmuckstück in Keramik
  • Studierende Glen Oliver Löw/Lutz Pankow (Sebastian Diephaus, Chris Dobbert, Angelina Erhorn, Martin Malich, Bernhard Osann, Aaron Rauh, David Saupe und Philipp Wand), LED-Projekt, Leuchten
  • Jan Karpinski, »Triple C: Cuddly Comedy of Capitalism«, Kurzfilmprojekt
  • Bente Stachowske, »Arbeitssituationen«, Fotoprojekt

Sponsored Projects 2007/08

  • Christoph Blawert, »Geschwister«, Kurzfilm
  • Dorothea Brettschneider, »Orts(t)räume«, Rauminstallation
  • Gunnar Fleischer, »Raum Figuren Fiktion Materialität«, Videoinstallation
  • Nadja Frank, Installation großformatiger Objektbilder
  • Glen Gefken, Großformatige Bilderserie
  • Verena Issel, »BURG«, Rauminstallation
  • Tobias Kaspar, »Drums and Impressions«, Künstlerbuch
  • Monika Michalko, »Karnevalkis«, Film
  • Katsuya Murano, »Künstlerbuch«
  • Jakob Perko, »Video-Fuge«, Videoinstallation.
  • Hannah Rath, »Buchstabengestalten«, Installation
  • Philipp Ricklefs, »Extrusion«, Skulptur
  • Silke Decker D, »Tischkultur«, Gefäße
  • Thomas Kemper, »Temporärer Essplatz«, Multifunktionales Möbel
  • Bernhard Osann, Gebogenes Regal
  • Hannes Burchert, »Schneezeit«, Kurzfilm
  • Yana Busyhina, »Bukowina«, Film
  • Ulf Groote, »Still«, Film.
  • Jytte Hill, »Years between Hours«, Film
  • Timo Schierhorn, »Onkel Luten kommt nach Hause«, Film
  • Daniel G. Schwarz, »Gut und Böse«, Kurzfilm
  • Tanja Schwerdorf, »Sonntagnachmittag« AT, Kurzfilm
  • Luise Donschen, »Belgrad – Keine weiße Stadt«, Künstlerbuch
  • Huyen Trang Ngyen, »Song Vui – Lebensfreude«, Gedichtband
  • Minjung Oh, »Mikromilchstraßen«, Fotoserie

Sponsored Projects 2006/07

  • Maria Gilbert, Johanna Hodde: »Teil der Landschaft, bereits«
  • Jo van de Loo: »Nalang. Unverbildete Photographien«
  • Antonio Blasco Garcia: »Kurzfilmprojekt«
  • Marja Besirsky: »PEM«
  • Marcel Franken: »Forelle blau«
  • Klasse Prof. Wiebke Siem: »Ausstellungsreihe in K25«
  • Marcin Jez, Norbert Staffend, Lukas Wallusch: »Motorisiertes Zweirad«
  • Anna Giers: »Beige – Blau«
  • Benjamin Yavuzsoy: »Alle Wünsche gehen in Erfüllung«
  • Petra Hilmes: »Buchprojekt«
  • Wolfgang Fütterer: »Wolfgang F.«
  • »Plattform#3« Ausstellungsprojekt der HFBK in Kooperation mit dem Kunstverein Hannover

Sponsored Projects 2005/06

  • Katrin Bahrs: »ausgemustert«
  • Marcia Breuer: »pretty please, could you dance for me«
  • Arne Bunk, Sabin Tünschel: Ausstellungsprojekt
  • Klasse Prof. Marie José Burki: RadioBühne »Suchlauf«
  • Adelaida Cue Bär: »Bajamoda«
  • Juliane Engelmann: »Kleine fremde Welt«
  • Heiko Karn: »Replay«
  • Kathrin Mayer: »Shaking the lines on the mirror of time«
  • Susy Montgomery: »Feldweg«
  • Sebastian Niemann, Dagmara Omanin, Anja Riese u. a.: »HafenCity Universitas«
  • Cassandra-Denisa Popescu: Künstlerbuch »Cacamaca«
  • Anna Reemts: »Strandgut-Nachschlagewerk«
  • Marcus Richardt: Kurzfilmprojekt »Mars«
  • Cornelia Schatte: »Der Mond wohnt oben und unter uns«
  • Ausstellungsprojekt »Jochen Schmith«
  • Adnan Softic, Nina Galinec: »Luk-Onion-Zwiebel«
  • Klasse Prof. Pia Stadtbäumer: Ausstellungsprojekt
  • Julia Steinmann: Rauminstallation
  • Mirjam Thomann: Rauminstallation »Are You In Or Out?«
  • Anke Wenzel: »Die 7 Stufen der Verwandlung in der Retorte«
  • Katja Windau: Wohnung mit »Verhandlungs- und Diskussionsraum«
  • Meng Yin: Künstlerbuch

Sponsored Projects 2003–05

  • Dario Aguirre: »Cuatro Calles«
  • Moritz Altmann: Objekt für Spiegelsaal
  • Leonhard Angerer, Daniel Kern u. a.: »Flying Dutchman«
  • Thomas Baldischwyler, Felix Raeithel: Schallplatten-Multipels
  • Tjorg Beer: Feierabend im Museum
  • Ulrich Brose: »Bürger«
  • Stepan Chomjakow: »Mary am Meer«
  • Michael Conrads: Installation mit Klaviermechanik
  • Janine Eggert: Leuchtkasten-Objekte
  • Flo Gärtner, Heiko Karn, Katrin Meyer u. a.: KX Proposal
  • Tina Griffith, Yoon Joo Cho u. a.: Drawing&OrderII
  • Zora Hagedorn u. a.: »Hotel Holm«
  • Carolin Hagemeister: Puppen-Figuren
  • Azizah Hocke: »Alle die da fallen«
  • Hjördis Hoffmann u. a.: Ein architektonisches Bauspiel
  • Hendrik John: »Geschenkt«
  • Dorata Maria Jurczak: Künstlerbuch
  • Martin Katz: »Die Ellipse«
  • Thomas Kemper, Markus Sick, Norbert Staffend: »Handbike«
  • Lutz Krüger: »Ulrich Wildgruber«
  • Daniel Kuck: »Zwanzig Jahre davor, zwanzig Jahre später«
  • Susanna Leu: »Endloses Heute«
  • Johanna Manke: »Lost Generation«
  • Nico Maresch, Susan Körner u. a.: »Found Footage«
  • Mark Matthes: Malerei und Fotografie
  • Alexander Mayer: »The missing link and the Full Story«
  • Daniel Megerle: Filmprojekt Künstlerkolonie
  • Hanna Charlotte Müller: »Instant Companion«
  • Verena Müller: »Besteck aus technischer Keramik«
  • Tobias Peper: Kommando Holger Meins
  • Christoph Rothmeier, Philipp Hafner: ZZZ
  • Friederike Rückert, Shona Donaldson: »Traumzentrum«
  • Eva Sauer: »Abwegige Skulpturen«
  • Jochen Schmith: Videoperformance
  • Roman Schramm: »Tomaten«
  • Natalia Stachon: Essbare Skulpturen
  • Jörn Stahlschmidt: Infraschallorgel
  • Max Steinberger: Architekturmodell nach Friedrich Gillys Perspektivgouache
  • Sabine Steyer: »Eine Jüdische Hochzeit«
  • Christian Straub, Andreas Gräfenstein: »Wölfe«
  • Süman To Shanghai Tekuai: Shanghai Express
  • Natascha Töpp: »Landschaft als bildnerisches Thema«
  • Daniel Tschernich: Raumlabor
  • Karsten Wiesel: »Norreport«

Julia Scher, Territorium, 2024, installationview at ICAT of HFBK Hamburg; photo: Tim Albrecht

Finkenwerder Art Prize 2024

The US artist Julia Scher will receive the Finkenwerder Art Prize 2024, while Anna Stüdeli, who studied sculpture at the HFBK Hamburg, will be honoured with the Finkenwerder Grant from the HFBK.

Natan Sznaider stands at the lectern and delivers his keynote address.

photo: Tim Albrecht

In conversation with Natan Sznaider

The Israeli sociologist Natan Sznaider talks to the author Navid Kermani and the philosopher Juliane Rebentisch about the Middle East conflict, working towards a peaceful future and the legacy of Hannah Arendt.

Archives of the Body - The Body in Archiving

With a symposium, an exhibition, a film programme and a digital publication, the research project conceived by Prof. Hanne Loreck and Vanessa Gravenor examines the "archive" as a form of order with regard to the human body. Which body archives and discourses have become established? What potentials for political-aesthetic resistance and activism could and can emerge?

Sharon Poliakine, Untitled, 2023, oil on canvas, detail

New partnership with the School of Arts at the University of Haifa

On the occasion of a new partnership with the School of Arts at the University of Haifa, the HFBK Hamburg is presenting an exhibition by the artists Birgit Brandis, Sharon Poliakine and HFBK students.

photo: Ronja Lotz

Exhibition recommendations

Numerous exhibitions with HFBK participation are currently on display. We present a small selection and invite you to visit the exhibitions during the term break.

Visitors of the annual exhibition 2024; photo: Lukes Engelhardt

Annual Exhibition 2024 at the HFBK Hamburg

From February 9 -11, 2024 (daily 2-8 pm) the students of HFBK Hamburg present their artistic productions from the past year. In addition, the exhibition »Think & Feel! Speak & Act!« curated by Nadine Droste, as well as the presentation of exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London, can be seen at ICAT.

Examination of the submitted portfolios

How to apply: study at HFBK Hamburg

The application period for studying at the HFBK Hamburg runs from 1 February to 5 March 2024, 4 p.m. All important information can be found here.

photo: Tim Albrecht

(Ex)Changes of / in Art

There's a lot going on at the HFBK Hamburg at the end of the year: exhibitions at ICAT, the ASA students' Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, performances in the Extended Library and lectures in the Aula Wartenau.

Extended Libraries

Knowledge is now accessible from anywhere, at any time. In such a scenario, what role(s) can libraries still play? How can they support not only as knowledge archives but also as facilitators of artistic knowledge production? As an example, we present library projects by students and alumni, as well as our new knowledge space: the Extended Library.

Semester Opening 2023/24

We welcome the many new students to the HFBK Hamburg for the academic year 2023/24. A warm welcome also goes to the new professors, whom we would like to introduce to you here.

And Still I Rise

For over 20 years, US artist Rajkamal Kahlon has been interested in the connections between aesthetics and power, which are organized across historical and geographical boundaries, primarily through violence. With this solo exhibition, the HFBK Hamburg presents the versatile work of the professor of painting and drawing to the Hamburg art public for the first time.

photo: Lukes Engelhardt

photo: Lukes Engelhardt

No Tracking. No Paywall.

Just Premium Content! The (missing) summer offers the ideal opportunity to catch up on what has been missed. In our media library, faculty, students and alumni share knowledge and discussions with us - both emotional moments and controversial discourses. Through podcasts and videos, they contribute to current debates and address important topics that are currently in focus.

Let's talk about language

There are currently around 350 international students studying at the HFBK Hamburg, who speak 55 different languages - at least these are the official languages of their countries of origin. A quarter of the teaching staff have an international background. And the trend is rising. But how do we deal productively with the multilingualism of university members in everyday life? What ways of communication can be found? The current Lerchenfeld issue looks at creative solutions for dealing with multilingualism and lets numerous former international students have their say.

photo: Miriam Schmidt / HFBK

Graduate Show 2023: Unfinished Business

From July 13 to 16, 2023, 165 Bachelor's and Master's graduates of the class of 2022/23 will present their final projects from all areas of study. Under the title Final Cut, all graduation films will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg.

A disguised man with sunglasses holds a star-shaped sign for the camera. It says "Suckle". The picture is taken in black and white.

photo: Honey-Suckle Company

Let`s work together

Collectives are booming in the art world. And they have been for several decades. For the start of the summer semester 2023, the new issue of the Lerchenfeld Magazine is dedicated to the topic of collective practice in art, presents selected collectives, and also explores the dangers and problems of collective working.

Jahresausstellung 2023, Arbeit von Toni Mosebach / Nora Strömer; photo: Lukes Engelhardt

Annual Exhibition 2023 at HFBK Hamburg

From February 10-12, students from all departments will present their artistic works at Lerchenfeld 2, Wartenau 15 and AtelierHaus, Lerchenfeld 2a. At ICAT, Tobias Peper, Artistic Director of the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, curates an exhibition with HFBK master students. Also 10 exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London will show their work there.

Symposium: Controversy over documenta fifteen

With this symposium on documenta fifteen on the 1st and 2nd of February, the HFBK Hamburg aims to analyze the background and context, foster dialogue between different viewpoints, and enable a debate that explicitly addresses anti-Semitism in the field of art. The symposium offers space for divergent positions and aims to open up perspectives for the present and future of exhibition making.

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

The best is saved until last

At the end of the year, once again there will be numerous exhibitions and events with an HFBK context. We have compiled some of them here. You will also find a short preview of two lectures of the professionalization program in January.

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Festival and Symposium: Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image

As the final part of the artistic research project, the festival and symposium invite you to screenings, performances, talks, and discussions that explore the potential of the moving images and the (human and non-human) body to overturn our habitual course and change the dominant order of things.

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Wishing you a happy welcome

We are pleased to welcome many new faces to the HFBK Hamburg for the winter semester 2022/23. We have compiled some background information on our new professors and visiting professors here.

Solo exhibition by Konstantin Grcic

From September 29 to October 23, 2022, Konstantin Grcic (Professor of Industrial Design) will be showing a room-sized installation at ICAT - Institute for Contemporary Art & Transfer at the HFBK Hamburg consisting of objects designed by him and existing, newly assembled objects. At the same time, the space he designed for workshops, seminars and office workstations in the AtelierHaus will be put into operation.

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Art and war

"Every artist is a human being". This statement by Martin Kippenberger, which is as true as it is existentialist (in an ironic rephrasing of the well-known Beuys quote), gets to the heart of the matter in many ways. On the one hand, it reminds us not to look away, to be (artistically) active and to raise our voices. At the same time, it is an exhortation to help those who are in need. And that is a lot of people at the moment, among them many artists. That is why it is important for art institutions to discuss not only art, but also politics.

Merlin Reichert, Die Alltäglichkeit des Untergangs, Installation in der Galerie der HFBK; photo: Tim Albrecht

Graduate Show 2022: We’ve Only Just Begun

From July 8 to 10, 2022, more than 160 Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates of the class of 2021/22 will present their final projects from all majors. Under the title Final Cut, all graduation films will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg. At the same time, the exhibition of the Sudanese guest lecturer Amna Elhassan can be seen in the HFBK gallery in the Atelierhaus.

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

June is full of art and theory

It has been a long time since there has been so much on offer: a three-day congress on the visuality of the Internet brings together international web designers; the research collective freethought discusses the role of infrastructures; and the symposium marking the farewell of professor Michaela Ott takes up central questions of her research work.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Finkenwerder Art Prize 2022

The Finkenwerder Art Prize, initiated in 1999 by the Kulturkreis Finkenwerder e.V., has undergone a realignment: As a new partner, the HFBK Hamburg is expanding the prize to include the aspect of promoting young artists and, starting in 2022, will host the exhibition of the award winners in the HFBK Gallery. This year's Finkenwerder Art Prize will be awarded to the US artist Renée Green. HFBK graduate Frieda Toranzo Jaeger receives the Finkenwerder Art Prize for recent graduates.

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Nachhaltigkeit im Kontext von Kunst und Kunsthochschule

Im Bewusstsein einer ausstehenden fundamentalen gesellschaftlichen Transformation und der nicht unwesentlichen Schrittmacherfunktion, die einem Ort der künstlerischen Forschung und Produktion hierbei womöglich zukommt, hat sich die HFBK Hamburg auf den Weg gemacht, das Thema strategisch wie konkret pragmatisch für die Hochschule zu entwickeln. Denn wer, wenn nicht die Künstler*innen sind in ihrer täglichen Arbeit damit befasst, das Gegebene zu hinterfragen, genau hinzuschauen, neue Möglichkeiten, wie die Welt sein könnte, zu erkennen und durchzuspielen, einem anderen Wissen Gestalt zu geben

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld, in the background the building of Fritz Schumacher; photo: Tim Albrecht

Raum für die Kunst

After more than 40 years of intensive effort, a long-cherished dream is becoming reality for the HFBK Hamburg. With the newly opened studio building, the main areas of study Painting/Drawing, Sculpture and Time-Related Media will finally have the urgently needed studio space for Master's students. It simply needs space for their own ideas, for thinking, for art production, exhibitions and as a depot.

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Annual Exhibition 2022 at the HFBK

After last year's digital edition, the 2022 annual exhibition at the HFBK Hamburg will once again take place with an audience. From 11-13 February, students from all departments will present their artistic work in the building at Lerchenfeld, Wartenau 15 and the newly opened Atelierhaus.

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Conference: Counter-Monuments and Para-Monuments.

The international conference at HFBK Hamburg on December 2-4, 2021 – jointly conceived by Nora Sternfeld and Michaela Melián –, is dedicated to the history of artistic counter-monuments and forms of protest, discusses aesthetics of memory and historical manifestations in public space, and asks about para-monuments for the present.

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

Diversity

Who speaks? Who paints which motif? Who is shown, who is not? Questions of identity politics play an important role in art and thus also at the HFBK Hamburg. In the current issue, the university's own Lerchenfeld magazine highlights university structures as well as student initiatives that deal with diversity and identity.

photo: Klaus Frahm

photo: Klaus Frahm

Summer Break

The HFBK Hamburg is in the lecture-free period, many students and teachers are on summer vacation, art institutions have summer break. This is a good opportunity to read and see a variety of things:

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

Live und in Farbe: die ASA Open Studios im Juni 2021

Since 2010, the HFBK has organised the international exchange programme Art School Alliance. It enables HFBK students to spend a semester abroad at renowned partner universities and, vice versa, invites international art students to the HFBK. At the end of their stay in Hamburg, the students exhibit their work in the Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, which are now open again to the art-interested public.

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Unlearning: Wartenau Assemblies

The art education professors Nora Sternfeld and Anja Steidinger initiated the format "Wartenau Assemblies". It oscillates between art, education, research and activism. Complementing this open space for action, there is now a dedicated website that accompanies the discourses, conversations and events.

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Katja Pilipenko

Katja Pilipenko

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?