HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)

HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age.

Freilager-Platz 9

HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) is the Swiss competence centre for art forms which address and reflect upon new media and technologies. HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. It is a place for creative and critical discourse on the aesthetic, socio-political and economic impact of media technologies. HeK shows contemporary art that explores and configures new technologies; it promotes an aesthetic practice that uses information technology as a medium, makes it vividly accessible and actively intervenes in its processes. HeK thereby addresses the pressing issues of twenty-first-century culture and makes an active contribution to their future evolution.

Contacts & Details
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

mon, tue

T: +41 61 283 6050
W: Website

Freilager-Platz 9

Past Exhibitions
Poetics and Politics of Data
The exhibition Poetics and Politics of Data addresses the paradigm of a data-driven society and reflects...
29 May 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
gateways. Art and Networked Culture
Our daily lives are constantly affected by the increasing electronic interconnection of the world. Between...
02 Jun 2012 - 19 Aug 2012
Daniel G. Andújar: Zones of Conflict
In his works, Spanish artist Daniel G. Andújar deals with political and social issues and reflects on...
17 Sep 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
Regionale 16: The Worlds They Wanted
Together with 8 other institutions, the HeK exhibits contemporary art from the tri-national region. In...
29 Nov 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Gábor Lázár: A Trap for Your Attention
Over the past two years, the Hungarian computer musician Gábor Lázár has caused a sensation. A limited-edition...
10 Oct 2015 - 24 Oct 2015
My Boyfriend Came Back From The War
Russian artist Olia Lialina’s “My Boyfriend Came Back From The War” (MBCBFTW) is a...
21 Jan 2016 - 20 Mar 2016
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Preabsence
The first solo exhibition of the Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano – Hemmer in Switzerland will...
09 Jun 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Digital Abstractions
The group exhibition Digital Abstractions focuses on abstraction in the digital arena. Abstract compositions...
07 Apr 2016 - 22 May 2016
Addie Wagenknecht: Liminal Laws
With “Liminal Laws”, the HeK presents the American artist Addie Wagenknecht’s first solo exhibition...
15 Sep 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
The Unframed World. Virtual Reality as artistic medium for the 21st century.
With the market launch of technologies suitable for the masses, Virtual Reality experiences a first time...
19 Jan 2017 - 05 Mar 2017
REGIONALE 17: Die zweite Natur. Artistic Nature reflections in the digital age.
The HeK and 18 other institutions feature contemporary art from the tri-national region. “Die zweite...
27 Nov 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Agnes Meyer-Brandis: Cloud Cores, Moon Geese and Wandering Trees
The German artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis develops a playful poesy at the intersection of science and art....
07 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
How Much Of This Is Fiction
HeK – House of Electronic Arts Basel presents “How Much Of This Is Fiction”, a group...
23 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
unREAL: The algorithmic present
The exhibition examines the complexity of todays life in which the separation between the digital and...
08 Jun 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies
This is the first solo show by the artist in Switzerland. The exhibition features several current works...
03 May 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Entangled Realities. Living with Artificial Intelligence
HeK presents an international group exhibition “Entangled Realities”, focusing on artificial...
09 May 2019 - 11 Aug 2019