Computer Grrrls

27. October 2018 - 24. February 2019 Dortmunder U, 3rd Floor

The exhibition is dedicated to Nathalie Magnan (1956-2016).


The exhibition Computer Grrrlz brings together more than 20 international artistic positions that negotiate the complex relationship between gender and technology in past and present. Computer Grlz deals with the link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of techno-feminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.

Computer Grrrls is an exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund (DE), in co-production with La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR). The participating artists come from 16 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, and Yugoslavia/Serbia.


Design: The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger (Roxy Zeiher, Manuel Bürger)/ Design Timeline: Nicolas Couturier,

Exhibition dates and venues

Following the exhibition at HMKV Dortmund, the project will move to La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris and to MU in Eindhoven:

HMKV, Dortmund, DE (27 Oct 2018 – 24 Feb 2019)
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR (13 March – 14 July 2019)
MU, Eindhoven, NL (August – September 2019)


In all places there will be film screenings, tours with the curators, artist talks and experimental workshops.


MU Eindhoven (NL)


Funded by:

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