Broadway Bites is a monthly lunch event at Swissnex, bringing a guest speaker from Swissnex’s global network to give a short talk on their work. In this edition, our speaker is Sabine Himmelsbach, Director of the House of Electronic Arts in Basel, Switzerland, a museum dedicated to digital culture, media technologies, and the art forms of the information age.
- 12:00pm – Introduction
- 12:05pm – Sabine Himmelsbach
- 12:15pm – Lunch (meal provided)
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Director, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland
Since 2012, Sabine Himmelsbach is director of HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in 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 Art in 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), Rafael Lozano- Hemmer: Preabsence (2016), unREAL (2017), Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies, Eco-Visionaries (2018), Entangled Realities. Living with Artificial Intelligence (2019), Making FASHION Sense and Real Feelings. Emotion and Technology (2020). In 2022 she curates Earthbound – In Dialoge with Nature for the European Capital of Culture Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. As a writer and lecturer she is dedicated to topics related to media art and digital culture.