As part of the dialogue between human and non-human existences in the “art system” and the “everything-else system,” since the 1990s Hörner/Antlfinger address politically explosive topics and offer critical perspectives on the technologization of our world. Their installations, videos and sculptures deal with the relationship between humans, animals and machines and the utopian vision of fair terms of interaction between these parties. Following their exploration of the social constructs that dictate human-animal relationships, their current focus is on how these constructs can be changed. Two protagonists who advise them on this question are the grey parrots Clara and Karl with whom they have carried out the interspecies collaboration CMUK since 2014. Since 2009 they teach at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Exhibitions include “Pets and their People“, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (2017),“TAVIDAN“, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Georgien (2017), “Animal and the Logic of Others“, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (2017),“alles zur Zeit, Über den Takt, der unser Leben bestimmt“, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Schweiz (2017), “Animal Lovers“, NGBK Berlin (2016), “PlanetB“, NRW Forum Düsseldorf (2016) | “THE WORLD WE LIVE IN“, kjubh Kunstverein, Köln (2016) | “SARAJEVO TIME TRAVEL AGENCY“, Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo (2016) | “we, animals – biographies“, Meinblau Berlin (2014) | “naturantes“, Paco das Artes, Soa Paolo, Brasila (2014) | “Tavidan, Ursprung und Entstehung“, Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf (2014) | “Hörner/Antlfinger, Discrete Farms“, Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art, Oldenburg (2012) | “Ars Electronica“, Austria (2012) | “Live Wire. Art and Electricity“, Shedhalle Zürich, Switzerland (2011) | “Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art“, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2011)| “Istanbul Time Travel Experiment“, Istanbul 2010, European Capital of Culture, Turkey (2010) | “Images in Movement, Artists & Video/Film“, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2010) | “Der blinde Fleck“, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, NGBK Berlin (2008) | “Wildes Kapital“, Kunsthaus Dresden, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst (2006) | “Happy Believers“, Werkleitz Biennale (2006) | “Hörner/Antlfinger, figures“, Galerie der Stadt Backnang (2004) | “Das Museum unserer Wünsche“, Museum Ludwig, Köln (2001) | “Ars Viva Kunst und Wissenschaft“, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ludwigforum Aachen, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle | “Hörner/Antlfinger, Two Lives Dialogues“, NGBK Berlin (1999)

Hörner/Antlfinger’s works have been shown at international film festivals including Transmediale Berlin | European Media Art Festival Osnabrück | Shift Electronic Arts Festival Basel | Videonale Bonn | Digital Art Festival, Taipei | ISEA 2010 (Dortmund) | Kasseler Documentary Film and Video Festival | Lux Media Art Festival Sydney (Australia) | International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Awards and Grants include: Project Grant, Kunststiftung NRW (2015), Project Grant, ifa (2015), Urban Space Video Walk Prize (2015), Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (2012) | Project Grant, Kunststiftung NRW (2012) | Artists in Residence, Digital Art Center Taipei, Taiwan (2011) | Project Grant, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Arts, Oldenburg (2010) | Project Grant, Mikulov Art Symposium, Czech Republic (2009) | 5. Marler Video-Installation-Award (2008) | Stipendium der Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt im Kontext der 7. Werkleitz-Biennale (2006) | Werk 04, Preis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Bildhauersymposion Heidenheim (2004) | ars viva 00/01 – Preis für Bildende Kunst des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI (2001) | Stipendium der Kunststiftung NRW (1998)

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