Art and artistic expression require physical space for creation, presentation and dialogue. Artists' need for such an environment is omnipresent, while finding it in a central location has become almost utopian.
In a space that will disappear next year, we will make this Utopia come true for a period of time: A place where artists are allowed to experiment, create and polarize, and where we offer visitors a platform for dialogue and discovery.

about us

HOTO was founded by Leopold Hornung, known primarily as an actor (amongst others in the Netflix series "Dark"). His passion for art motivated him to launch HOTO, an innovative approach to the classic gallery. He has been running the project successfully for 10 years.

Antonio Rilling
is the founder of BARK Berlin Culinary GmbH and runs various projects across Berlin such as the gastronomy at C/O Berlin at the Amerika Haus, a restaurant in Kreuzberg, and an advertising agency. Previously, he worked at the Martin-Gropius-Bau and was privately involved in the Berlin art scene.

Joined HOTO 2021.

Kai Schmidt-Merz
comes with a background in the media industry and was a manager at 20th Century Fox. He has been supporting and promoting artists for years. This is how the contact to HOTO came about.

Joined HOTO 2021.