29 artists, seven weeks exhibition, over 50 events, numerous guided tours, video evenings, workshops, the digital project for teenagers Code_X. We are happy and grateful that we were able to organize this festival for the 17th time. We would like to sincerely thank all the artists, our juries, guests, visitors, supporters, sponsors and cooperation partners as well as all those who have reported about us.



March 4 - April 25, 2021

The next call will be published in March 2020. All information about the OPEN CALL and the upcoming edition is available via our newsletter or Facebook and Instagram.

Telling archives. Video art from North-Rhine-Westphalia - collections present themselves
On the last day of VIDEONALE.17 on April 14th we launched the new project "Telling archives".
"Telling archives" is an initiative by Videonale Bonn in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Bonn, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Museum Folkwang in Essen, Stiftung imai in Dusseldorf.

Opening VIDEONALE.17, February 20, 2019, Kunstmuseum Bonn. © Photos: David Ertl

Festival Program

VIDEONALE.17 opened on February 20, 2019. During the opening the Videonale Award of fluentum collection, worth 5.000 euro, was awarded to Sohrab Hura. The exhibition with 29 positions under the thematical focus REFRACTED REALITIES was be on show from February 21 to April 14, 2019 at Kunstmuseum Bonn.

The festival program took place from February 21 to 24, 2019 at Kunstmuseum Bonn and Künstlerforum Bonn.

Find out more about our V.17 Festival Program and about our guests!

VIDEONALE is a festival for video and time-based arts that takes place in Bonn every two years.

Each Videonale realizes an exhibition with international artistic positions from the realms of single and multi-channel video, video installation and sculpture, performance and virtual reality.
All works presented in the exhibition are selected by an international jury from the submissions to Videonale’s competition.
The opening of the exhibition is accompanied by an extensive festival program.


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Sponsor Videonale Award


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