The Idea
Art and artistic expression require space for creation, presentation and dialogue. The need for such space is unbroken, but finding it has become utopian.

In a space that will disappear next year, we make this utopia come true for a short time: A place where artists are allowed to exhibit, experiment, create and polarize, and where we offer visitors a platform for encounter.

Leopold Hornung
HOTO was founded by Leopold Hornung, who is best known as an actor (among others in the Netflix serie "Dark" or Tatort). His passion for art has motivatedhim to create HOTO, an innovative approach to art beyond th the classical gallery. He has been running the project successfully for 10 years successfully and is also active as a curator.

Antonio Rilling
Antonio Rilling is the founder of BARK Berlin Culinary GmbH and runs, among other things, the gastronomy at C/O Berlin in the Amerika Haus, a restaurant in Kreuzberg, and an advertising agency. Previously, he worked at the Martin Gropius Bau, among others, and then lived out his affinity for art in private.

Joined HOTO 2021.

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

Joined HOTO 2021.

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