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Every Sunday & bank holiday at 4 pm

Guided tour for kids
On the 1st Sunday of each month

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Kunstforum International, Computer Grrrls, 8.11.2018.

Bochumer Stadt- und Studierendenzeitung, Benjamin Trilling, Der verdrängte Gender-Trouble in der Informatik, 29.10.2018.

Nordstadtblogger, „Computer Grrrls": Frauen/Girls und Technik geht nicht? Dass das sehr gut geht, zeigt die neue Ausstellung im HMKV, 27.10.2018.

WDR 3, Jennifer von Massow, Kultur am Mittag: Ausstellung "Computer Grrrls" - Frauen und Technologie, 26.10.2018.

WDR online, Berechnende Frauen. "Computer Grrrls" in Dortmund, 26.10.2018.

Ruhr Nachrichten, Marie Ahlers, Computer Grrrls Ausstellung im U zeigt: Frauen und Technik sind eine lange Erfolgsgeschichte, 26.10.2018

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Kompressor: Der PC als feministische Spielwiese, 25.10.2018.

Deutschlandfunk, Corso, Die weibliche Seite des Computers, 25.10.2018.

WAZ, Computer Grrrls: Wir Maschinen-Mädchen, 25.10.2018.

Trailer Ruhr, Peter Ortmann, „Die Digitalisierung verstärkt die Vorurteile" - Inke Arns über ihre Ausstellung „Computer Grrrls" im HMKV, 25.10.2018.

Coolibri, Max Florian Kühlem, Ausstellung: „Computer Grrrls" bevölkern Dortmunder U, 25.10.2018.

Spex, Wer war vor Siri und Alexa? / Ausstellung „Computer Grrrls" in Dortmund, 25.9.2018.


Morehshin Allahyari
Manetta Berends
Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman
Nadja Buttendorf
Elisabeth Caravella
Jennifer Chan
Aleksandra Domanovic
Louise Drulhe
Darsha Hewitt
Lauren Huret
Dasha Ilina
Mary Maggic
Caroline Martel
Lauren Moffatt
Simone C. Niquille
Jenny Odell
Elisa Giardina Papa
Tabita Rezaire
Erica Scourti
Suzanne Treister
Lu Yang

Computer Grrrls, Design: The Laboratory of Manuel Buerger

Computer Grrrls

Dortmunder U | Ebene 3 | 10/26/2018 - 02/24/2019

The exhibition is dedicated to Nathalie Magnan (1956-2016).


The exhibition Cmptr Grrrlz brings together more than 20 international artistic positions that negotiate the complex relationship between gender and technology in past and present. Computer Grlz deals with the link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.

Computer Grrrls is an exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund (DE), in coproduction with La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR). The participating artists come from 16 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, and Yugoslavia/Serbia.

Following the exhibition at HMKV Dortmund, the project will move to La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris in the spring of 2019, and in summer 2019 to MU in Eindhoven. In all places there will be film screenings, tours with the curators, artist talks and experimental workshops.

Exhibition dates and venues:
HMKV, Dortmund, DE (27 Oct 2018 – 24 Feb 2019)
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR (13 March – 14 July 2019)
MU, Eindhoven, NL (20 July – 6 Oct 2019)
Inke Arns (HMKV), Marie Lechner (La Gaîté Lyrique)

Morehshin Allahyari, Manetta Berends, Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Nadja Buttendorf, Elisabeth Caravella, Jennifer Chan, Aleksandra Domanovic, Louise Drulhe, Darsha Hewitt, Lauren Huret, Hyphen-Labs, Dasha Ilina, Mary Maggic, Caroline Martel, Lauren Moffatt, Simone C. Niquille, Jenny Odell, Elisa Giardina Papa, Tabita Rezaire, Erica Scourti, Suzanne Treister, Lu Yang

An exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund (DE), in coproduction with La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR)

Funded by
the German Federal Cultural Foundation

and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Funder HMKV: Dortmunder U - Centre for Art and Creativity

Partner: MU Eindhoven (NL)


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Sun, 8/25/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Sun, 9/1/2019
Guided tour for kids “The Alt-Right Complex”
15:00 | Dortmunder U

Sun, 9/1/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Thu, 9/5/2019
Lecture: Jonas Staal "From Alt-Right to Popular Propaganda Art"
18:00 - 19:30 | Dortmunder U

Sun, 9/8/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Sun, 9/15/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Sun, 9/22/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Fri, 10/25/2019
Opening "Artists & Agents: Performance Art and Secret Services"
19:00 - 22:00 | Dortmunder U



HMKV VIDEO // Computer Grrrls

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