Ausstellungsansicht VIDEONALE.15, Kunstmuseum Bonn (c) David Ertl Ausstellungsansicht VIDEONALE.14, Kunstmuseum Bonn (c) David Ertl

Videonale Bonn launched its first international festival with a video-art competition in 1984, and was registered as a nonprofit association in 1986. The Videonale enjoys a reputation as one of Germany and Europe’s longest-serving and most prestigious festivals devoted to video art, and views itself as a platform both for aspiring and established artists. In 2004, the organization moved into permanent quarters in Kunstmuseum Bonn the institution with which cooperation begun in 1993 with the series “Videonale Intermezzo”. Videonale Bonn also cultivates partnerships with the local institutions Bonner Kunstverein and Kino in der Brotfabrik.

Projects and events

Running under the title 'Electric Streams', monthly public lectures on the history of media art have been delivered since 1995, subjecting art-historical and media-theoretical aspects to intensive scrutiny (venue: lecture theatre of Kunstmuseum Bonn, admission free). Regular exhibitions, lectures and workshops are offered on topical themes relating to media art. The Videonale festival programme also tours to other cities and countries: Videonale on Tour has guested at venues including Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt; Malkasten Düsseldorf; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea Seoul; Goethe-Institut, Bangalore /Max Mueller, Bhavan. The association will stage Videonale 13, its next bi-annual and competitive international festival of contemporary video art, at Kunstmuseum Bonn in spring 2011.



Videonale e.V.
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
53113 Bonn