„Virtual Reality art transcends the boundaries of all conventional forms of art, because it focuses on the viewer and surrounds him or her with their own 360-degree world. We are proud to be able to show this art in Hamburg!“
Ulrich Schrauth, Artistic Director
Just one year after its first edition in June 2018, VRHAM! has established itself as an important date in the international VR art scene with its second edition in 2019. Our Virtual Reality & Arts Festival in Hamburg offers a unique platform for the international and manifold VR art to engange with this new immersive art form.
With the Open Call published in February 2019, our team set out in search of the world’s most outstanding and innovative artistic Virtual Reality projects. The focus was on finding unusual artistic positions for the VRHAM! 2019 program. We were overwhelmed by the response: 250 works from 36 countries were submitted.
From 7 to 15 June 2019, VRHAM! presented a large selection of extraordinary international Virtual Reality experiences, live performances, VR installations in urban space, projects by up-and-coming Hamburg-based artists and the results of the VRHAM! residencies in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. Of course, we also awarded our VRHAMMYS for the festival opening. Discover the winners here. For all visitors who wanted to immerse themselves even deeper, the wide-ranging discourse program offered space for exchange and discussion. On a total of 9 festival days, over 4,000 people visited VRHAM!, making it once again made a great success.
When will VRHAM! 2020 take place? You will soon find the date here, as well as the Open Call 2020. If you want to stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
What we can already tell you now: We will return to our location in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. We can’t wait! Neither can you? Then take a virtual look at our 2019 exhibition here in the meantime.