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HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

Technique and industry
HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)
HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. It is a place for creative and critical discourse on the aesthetic, socio-political and economic impact of media technologies. HeK shows contemporary art that explores and configures new technologies; it promotes an aesthetic practice that uses information technology as a medium, makes it vividly accessible and actively intervenes in its processes. HeK thereby addresses the pressing issues of twenty-first-century culture and makes an active contribution to their future evolution.

HeK ranks among the young pioneers on the Dreispitz site, a former customs depot and freight handling facility. It moved to its current venue at Freilager-Platz 9 in October 2014. The official inauguration of the specially converted new venue took place on 21 November 2014.

HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

Freilager-Platz 9
+41 61 331 58 40
Opening hours
Open all year from
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00-18:00

Closed on
during the holidays the museum is open for you as usual from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00-18:00.

Extraordinary opening hours on public holidays:

13.05.21 Ascension Day 10:00-18:00
23.03.21 Whit Sunday 10:00-18:00
24.05.21 Whit Monday closed
01.08.21 Federal Holiday 10:00-18:00

25.12.21 Christmas 10:00-18:00
26.12.12 St. Stephen's Day 10:00-18:00
31.12.21 New Year's Eve 10:00-18:00
01.12.21 New Year 10:00-18:00

Opening hours bistro genusswerk&co:

Mon/Tue 10:30 - 16:00
Wed/Thu 10:30 - 18:00
Fri 10:30 - 20:30
Sat/Sun 12:30–18:00

And during occasional events, as advertised

47.533023, 7.610283

Ubermorgen, Johanna Müller & Giulia Essyad. Schweizer Medienkunst – Pax Art Awards 2023
Ubermorgen, Johanna Müller & Giulia Essyad.

Swiss media art - Pax Art Awards 2023

Libby Heaney: Quantensuppe
Libby Heaney: Quantum soup

In her works, she deals with the effects of technologies such as quantum computing or machine learning on society and questions them both critically and playfully.