Sabine Himmelsbach

Director HeK (House of Electronics Arts Basel), Basel, Switzerland

"Join me alongside The Anne and Michael Spalter Collection on June 8th, 2020 at 1400 UTC on Art + FinTech 2.0 webcast series where we will give insights on building a new media art collection and tackling challenges around preservation and exhibition of these works."

HeK is the swiss national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies

Since March 2012, Sabine Himmelsbach is the new director of HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). After studying art history in Munich she worked for galleries in Munich and Vienna from 1993–1996 and later became project manager for exhibitions and conferences for the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria. In 1999 she became exhibition director at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. From 2005–2011 she was the artistic director of the Edith-Russ-House for Media Artin Oldenburg, Germany. 2011 she curated ‘gateways. Art and Networked Culture’ for the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn as part of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 program. Her exhibitions at HeK in Basel include ‘Ryoji Ikeda’ (2014),‘Poetics and Politics of Data’ (2015), ‘RafaelLozano-Hemmer: Preabsence’ (2016), ‘unREAL’ (2017), ‘Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies’, ‘Eco-Visionaries’ (2018) und ‘Entangled Realities. Leben mit künstlicher Intelligenz’ (2019). As a writer and lecturer she is dedicated to topics related to media art and digital culture.