KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION
Düsseldorf, Germany

KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION has been showing international contemporary art in a former warehouse in Dusseldorf’s Medienhafen district for over 15 years. Founded in 2008 by Monika Schnetkamp, this non-profit institution does not have a collection of its own. To date it has hosted 41 group exhibitions, presenting numerous internationally renowned artists. Its exhibitions have been documented in publications and films and accompanied by a large number of performances, guided tours, lectures and panel discussions. Its predominantly themed group exhibitions and presentations of selected individual standpoints focuses on international art by younger artists, although established positions are also presented. In addition to its exhibition programme, KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION funds the creation and presentation of works of art on its premises. Supplementing other exhibition venues in the region, KAI 10 represents an innovative model of corporate arts support. It is open daily (except Mondays), admission free. Exhibition themes are explored in greater depth and examined from a broader perspective in accompanying events as well as publications featuring content and design as individual as the projects themselves. KAI 10 raised its international profile with a multi-part installation by Thomas Zipp at the 55th Art Biennale in Venice in 2013. In addition, as of 2024 the Arthena Foundation has set up an initiative titled Publish Now! to award catalogue grants to artists.

Marge Monko, I Don’t Know You, So I Can’t Love You, 2018/2020 / Courtesy of the artist and COSAR, Düsseldorf / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Horsehead Nebula, 2020 (detail) / Courtesy of the artist, Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin und | and MARTINETZ, Köln | Cologne / Photo: Kitty Lee Schumacher
  • Anaïs Lelièvre, Rétine, 2021, Phantoms and Other Illusions, in KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION / Courtesy of the artist / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Veronika Holcová, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Gulliver’s Sketchbook / Installation view /Courtesy Vásquez: Monika Schnetkamp Collection, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2022 / Courtesy Holcová: Monika Schnetkamp Collection, the artist and KEWENIG Berlin / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Verena Issel, Grids and Flowers, 2023, Bodies, Grids and Ecstasy / Courtesy Sexauer Gallery / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • David Zink Yi, All my Colours, 2018 and Rechts, Links, Vorne, Hinten, 2018 / Courtesy of the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE / Courtesy Monika Schnetkamp Collection / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Irene Weingartner, Gulliver’s Sketchbook / Courtesy of the artist, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2022 / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Marge Monko, I Don’t Know You, So I Can’t Love You, 2018/2020 / Courtesy of the artist and COSAR, Düsseldorf / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION
Düsseldorf, Germany

KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION has been showing international contemporary art in a former warehouse in Dusseldorf’s Medienhafen district for over 15 years. Founded in 2008 by Monika Schnetkamp, this non-profit institution does not have a collection of its own. To date it has hosted 41 group exhibitions, presenting numerous internationally renowned artists. Its exhibitions have been documented in publications and films and accompanied by a large number of performances, guided tours, lectures and panel discussions. Its predominantly themed group exhibitions and presentations of selected individual standpoints focuses on international art by younger artists, although established positions are also presented. In addition to its exhibition programme, KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION funds the creation and presentation of works of art on its premises. Supplementing other exhibition venues in the region, KAI 10 represents an innovative model of corporate arts support. It is open daily (except Mondays), admission free. Exhibition themes are explored in greater depth and examined from a broader perspective in accompanying events as well as publications featuring content and design as individual as the projects themselves. KAI 10 raised its international profile with a multi-part installation by Thomas Zipp at the 55th Art Biennale in Venice in 2013. In addition, as of 2024 the Arthena Foundation has set up an initiative titled Publish Now! to award catalogue grants to artists.

  • Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Horsehead Nebula, 2020 (detail) / Courtesy of the artist, Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin und | and MARTINETZ, Köln | Cologne / Photo: Kitty Lee Schumacher
  • Anaïs Lelièvre, Rétine, 2021, Phantoms and Other Illusions, in KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION / Courtesy of the artist / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Veronika Holcová, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Gulliver’s Sketchbook / Installation view /Courtesy Vásquez: Monika Schnetkamp Collection, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2022 / Courtesy Holcová: Monika Schnetkamp Collection, the artist and KEWENIG Berlin / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Verena Issel, Grids and Flowers, 2023, Bodies, Grids and Ecstasy / Courtesy Sexauer Gallery / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • David Zink Yi, All my Colours, 2018 and Rechts, Links, Vorne, Hinten, 2018 / Courtesy of the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE / Courtesy Monika Schnetkamp Collection / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Irene Weingartner, Gulliver’s Sketchbook / Courtesy of the artist, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2022 / Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
  • Roger Shimomura: All American
    Apr 26 – Jun 8, 2024
    Cristin Tierney Gallery
    New York, USA
    Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present All American, a solo exhibition of paintings by Roger Shimomura. The exhibition opens Friday, April 26 and will be on view through June 8, 2024. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York in over a decade and his first solo show at the gallery. Through juxtaposition of contemporary America and traditional Japan, the artist employs images from both cultures to create a complicated layering of pictorial information and social observation. (more…)
  • Peter Hujar: Rialto
    May 2 – Sep 1, 2024
    The Ukrainian Museum
    New York, USA
    The Ukrainian Museum is excited to present the exhibition Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. Peter Hujar (1934-1987) exemplified the downtown New York arts scene. He was born to an immigrant family, and his Ukrainian grandmother raised him exclusively in the Ukrainian language until he was 5 years old. His difficult and unstable upbringing in a troubled household influenced his artistry and vision significantly as Hujar turned to a career in photography. (more…)