Ursula Scöndeling, Director

Jasmin Meinold, Curatorial Assistant

Roberta Pfingsten, Administration

Susan Besara, Curatorial Assistant

Our Office Hours are: Mo-Tue 9 am – 6 pm, Fr 9 am – 4 pm


Team Historyworkshop: f. l. t. r.: Nicole Güther (Researcher), Ursula Schöndelig (Concept), Jasmin Meinold (Researcher), Patrick Trappendreher (Editor), Eva Gentner (Graphic Designer)



Technical Team:
f. l. t. r. : Isabell Wibbeke, André Wischnewski, Manuel Dück, Arno Auer,  not pictured: Bernd Hörold-Hoffman


Visitor Service:
Franziska Deinhammer, Elnaz Pegah, Julia Richard, Melanie Schleiden, Patrick Trappendreher, Hannah Wagner

Mediation Team:
Yana Belskaya, Franziska Deinhammer, Diana Frasek, Léna Nicollet, Sara Ibáñez O’Donnell, Kathrin Nicklas

Cleaning Company:
Merima Delibegovic (GHD Firma)


The Heidelberger Kunstverein offers regularly student internships in the fields of exhibition organization and public relations. Submit your applications via: hdkv@hdkv.de

Institutional Support

We thank for enabling our work:

The City of Heidelberg

Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, the State of Baden-Württemberg

Ministry for Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg (MWK)

Project partners

We thank our project partners for their support:


Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg

Manfred Fuchs

Heidelberger Volksbank

Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG

Supporting members

We thank our supporting members for their contribution:

AAg Loebner · Schäfer · Weber Freie Architekten BDA

FALK GmbH & Co KG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Heidelberger Volksbank

ZVD Döring Druckerei Heidelberg

Kunst Heidelberg

Heidelberger Kusntverein is a member of Kunst Heidelberg


Cooperating partners

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Andreas Felger Kulturstiftung

Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

City of Literature Heidelberg

Danish Arts Foundation

Dokumentationszentrum Sinti und Roma Heidelberg

Französische Woche Heidelberg

Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Heidelberger Literaturtage im Aufbruch

Heidelberger Stückemarkt

Heidelberger Stuhlmuseum

Heidelberger Werkstätten

IBA Heidelberg

Institut für Kunst und Recht IFKUR e.V.

Japan Foundation

Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg

Klangforum Heidelberg

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg

Lebenshilfe Heidelber e.V.

Medienforum Kalrstorkino

Pädadogische Hochschule Heidelberg

Queer Festival Heidelberg

Sammlung Prinzhorn

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Stadtbücherei Heidelberg

Theater und Orchester Heidelberg

Universität Heidelberg

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg


The Heidelberger Kunstverein is a unique platform for the presentation and production of contemporary art thorough exhibitions, site-specific projects, performances, artist talks, and open discussions. Its leading aim is to encourage the appreciation and comprehension of the esthetic, questioning society issues as well. Comprehensive art education programmes make different artistic approaches accessible to a wide audience.

The Heidelberger Kunstverein was founded in 1869 and is now supported by more than 800 members, ideologically and financially. The City of Heidelberg and the State of Baden-Württemberg are main supporters of the Heidelberger Kunstverein. Their contribution is essential for the realisation of our programs.

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Become a Member

The Heidelberger Kunstverein ist one of the oldest art associations in Germany. It devotes itself to the presentation of and education about contemporary art, and the reflection on socially relevant questions. Becoming a member, you support the work of the Heidelberger Kunstverein and give a contribution to the advancement and presentation of contemporary art on a regional, national and international level.

Membership Benefits:

You regularly receive per post our programme with information about the exhibitions, artists and events of the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

You get all-year free admission to all exhibitions and events in the Heidelberger Kunstverein and in almost 300 other art associations, members of the ADKV.

You have the opportunity to purchase the artists’ editions at a preferential price.

You pay discounted rates on publications of the Kunstverein.

You can enjoy our art trips and other events, such as Guided tours by members and visits to artists’ ateliers.

You participate in and have a right to vote at the annual member meeting of the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

All membership subscriptions are tax-deductible.

Yearly membership subscription costs € 50,

Reduced membership — € 35 (valid for senior citizens, artists and unemployed).

Student yearly membership costs € 12.

If you become a member after the 1st of July, the membership subscription for the current year is reduced to € 25 and € 18 for reduced members.

In case your partner is already a member, you can get a reduced membership subscription for € 25.

Companies can become supporting members of the Heidelberger Kunstverein:

Apart from the benefits mentioned above, we offer you and your team exclusive guided tours through the exhibitions. The logo of your company will be visibly placed on our programme and at the exhibition. You will have to opportunity to organize an exclusively company event in our location.

Would you like to give a membership subscription as a gift? Do you need further information about the membership opportunities? Please contact us by phone: 06221–184086, or via: hdkv@hdkv.de.


At the end of every year the Heidelberger Kunstverein offers Editions from artists, whose work has been exhibited throught the year. The Editions, which have been created in the context of the newest exhibition, show the diversity of the topics and the media, which the presented artists use in their work. Purchasing one of the Editions you not only bring joy to yourself or the person receiving it as a present, but you also support the work of the Kunstverein and the artists, and give a significant contribution to the advancement of the arts and the cultural diversity.

If you would like to purchase one of the Editions, please contact us for more information per e-mail: hdkv@hdkv.de




View of the exhibition hall

Wolfgang Plöger ›After This Comes That Before That Comes This‹, Austellungsansicht, Heidelberger Kunstverein 2017, Foto: Daniel Schreiber


Julia Philippi MdL, Chairwoman

Prof. Dr. Henry Keazor, Vice Chairman

Dr. Manfred Stolzenburg, Treasurer

Stefanie Boos

Jürgen Neidinger

Advisory Committee

Carolin Ellwanger

Stefan Hohenadl (Entstander der Stadt)

Herbert Jung

Cholud Kassem

Ilona Martini

Dominique Mayr

Claudia Paul

Jürgen Popig

Dr. Dorit Schäfer

Prof. Mario Urlaß

Michael Weber

Ingrid Wolschin

Carl Zillich