Prof. Christiane Riedel

Christiane Riedel

born 1962 in Germany

Studies in art history, history of architecture and literature with a focus on 20th century and contemporary art.

1992 - 1997
General Manager of the Deutsche Werkbund Baden-Wuerttemberg
The Deutsche Werkbund (DWB) focuses on environmental design in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design. It was precursor to the famous "Bauhaus" and to architectural Modernism, namely to the up to this day influential “Neues Bauen” movement.

1997 - 2002
General Manager of the Research Association of Lower Saxony for Interdisciplinary Research
The Research Association was established by the federal state of Lower Saxony to initiated and promote interdisciplinary research in the fields of science, technology and medicine. A special focus were research projects centering on gender studies.

Since 2002
General Manager of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
As an international cultural institution, the ZKM holds a unique position in the world. Focusing on New Media, its activities encompass exhibitions as well as research, development and production. The center consists of two museums and four research institutes as well as several collections and education and communications departments.

Since 2009
Teaching at the Karlshochschule International University, main focus: Culture Financing.

Since 2013
Honorary professor at the Karlshochschule International University, module Culture Financing and Law.

2013 – 2014
Project manager of the exhibition “Sasha Waltz Installations Objects Performances“ at the ZKM | Media Museum, September 28, 2013−January 30, 2014

2013 – 2017
University council University for Musik Freiburg

since 2015
University council HfG | University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, since 2016 University Council Chairwoman

since 2017
COO of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe


Welcome to "Open Code II"

Since the launch of Open Codes on 20.10.2017, the ZKM has registered almost 100,000 visitors within eight months. The first foreign station of Open Codes in the gallery of the Goethe-Institut Mumbai had about 3,500 visitors in two months. The number of visitors to the first phase of Open Codes in Karlsruhe and Mumbai is impressively high. They prove how much the completely new exhibition and educational experiment - with free admission, free snacks and drinks, free Wlan and free electricity - is accepted by the public.

After the first phase (20.10.2017-05.08.2018) of Open Codes showed various examples of coding, from Morse Code to genetic code, and their artistic and industrial application, the focus of the second phase (01.09.2018-06.01.2019) is on the investigation of a world that is not only generated, controlled and controlled by things, words and images, but above all by data. That is why the exhibition is called Open Codes II: The World as a Data Field. It opens on September 1st 2018 with a comprehensive workshop and education program as well as a reOPENing party and hackLOUNGE.

In addition to the approximately 40 new works to be set up in the exhibition space - the highlight is the large-scale installation The world as a data field with 40 screens by Peter Weibel and Christian Lölkes - code-based scientific projects will be published on the Open Codes website from September 1st 2018. These works are only available online.