HILGEMANN.ART provides art expertise and professional consultancy in the field of contemporary fine art.

About Hilgemann Art

Kai Hilgemann, entrepreneur, art dealer and long time gallerist offers a profound experience in the field of contemporary fine art.

The son of the highly esteemed German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann and his fathers personal friendship with artists such as Francois Morellet, Ad Dekkers, herman de vries, Ulay, Marinus Boezem, Sjoerd Buisman, Jan van Munster, Riszard Winiarski, Jan Smejkal, Zdenek Sykora, Norman Dilworth, Kenneth Martin, to name a few, certainly initiated a key inspiration and basic experience for Kai’s later activities in the field of art.

HILGEMANN.ART is supporting private and corporate clients alike building an art collection and is creating concepts for site specific architectual projects.



acquiring first hand experiences in the art world in London in the swinging 80ies and encountering the young British artists Kai Hilgemann opened his first gallery exhibition space 1993 in Linienstrasse in Berlin Mitte in a time after the German unification when Berlin turned into one of the most exciting cultural cities in Europe attracting artists and creative people from all over the world.

In 2003 he moved his gallery to a large 250 sqm factory space in Zimmerstrasse close to Checkpoint Charlie, a true hot spot with neighbouring galleries such as Max Hetzler, Matthias Arndt, Claes Nordenhake, Aeneas Bastian, Volker Diehl and Martin Klosterfelde.

Over the years he gained a strong experience in international art dealings, taking part in artfairs in Basel, Berlin, Cologne, Madrid, Moscow and New York staging exhibitions with works from art legends and blue chip artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Tony Oursler, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Daniel Buren, David Medalla as well as a stable of emerging and mid career artists like John Aslanidis, Per Berntsen, Katrin Korfmann, Liv Mette Larsen, Anton Lamazares, Peter and Torsten Ruehle, Jan Smejkal, Bosco Sodi, Stephen Wilks, Xawery Wolski among many others.

Late 2013 Kai Hilgemann paused his public gallery endeavour supporting his fathers Park Avenue Sculpture Project in NYC in person and moreover spending some exciting time in this fascinating metropolis. The public Sculpture Project in Manhattan actually took place from June til November 2014 and signified a wonderful challenge for the artist, the family and its supporters generating great connections in the art world and successful business results in the promotion and sales of Ewerdt Hilgemann's unique sculptures.

Since September 2015 Kai Hilgemann is operating his art affairs from a private showroom in a charming former artist studio with 4.60 m high ceilings and great light in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The changing exhibitions of carefully selected artworks by various contemporary artists represent a very personal statement and offer a true experience of 20th and 21st century art.

If you got interested reading these lines, you are very welcome to make an appointment and plan your personal guided tour.

Among the clients belong private, corporate and museum collections alike

  • European Investment Bank, Luxemburg
  • Investitionsbank IBB, Berlin
  • SAP, Walldorf
  • Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt   
  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Frankfurt
  • UBS Art Collection, Zurich  
  • FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France
  • National Museum Oslo, Norway
  • Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
  • Queensland Museum, Auckland, Brisbane, AUS
  • Kröller Müller Museum Otterlo, NL
  • Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL
  • Aegon Collection, Den Hague, NL
  • Ludwig Museum, Cologne
  • Kunsthalle Bremen
  • Lenbachhaus, München
  • Museum für Moderne Kunst, Ingolstadt
  • Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach 
  • Städtisches Museum Gelsenkirchen
  • Haus der Geschichte, Bonn
  • Haus der Geschichte, Berlin
  • Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
  • Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
  • Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
  • Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

References, acclaimed private collections as

  • Eugenio Lopez Alonso, Jumex Museum, Mexico DF
  • Emilio Azcarraga, TV, Mexico DF
  • Augusto Perfetti, Lugano, Italy
  • Gwen Stefani, USA
  • Collection Jamie Mc Court, L.A.
  • Collection Shapiro, L.A.
  • Joop van Caldenborgh, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL  
  • Ignacio & Irene Munoz, Madrid, Spain 
  • Olivier Crambade, Madrid, Spain
  • Ana Botella, Madrid, Spain


  • Reinhard Müller, EUREF, Berlin
  • Stefan Messer, Messer Group, Bad Soden
  • Collection Ruppert, Museum im Kunstspeicher, Würzburg
  • Dr.Dieter Simpfendörfer, Wiesbaden/ Stuttgart  
  • Sammlung Alison & Peter Klein, Stuttgart  
  • Thomas Rusche, SØR Rusche, Berlin/Oelde  
  • Leinemann Foundation, Berlin  
  • Collection Seibt, Hamburg

Public art projects/ collections Ewerdt Hilgemann

  • 2020 march 14th retrospective exhibition at Kröller Müller Museum and Set-Up of 'Threesome' sculpture group at EUREF CAMPUS Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                                    2018 Compressed History, Verbeke Foundation, Belgium
    2018 Set-up of one of the three volumes in the town of Bad Homburg
    2018 Sculpture Garden Bad Ragaz, Switzerland and Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    2018 Dancers, Kansas Art Institute, Kansas City
  • 2017 Serielle Formationen, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin  
  • 2017 Blickachsen, Sculpture Biennial, Bad Homburg and Frankfurt a. Main 
  • 2017 Art Zuid Sculpture Biennial Amsterdam  
  • 2017 Gruga Park Essen, Germany
  • 2016 Moments in a stream, Sculpture for Leonia, New Jersey
  • 2016 Sculpture Park Anningahof, Zwolle, NL
  • 2016 New Aquisitions, Kunsthalle Bremen
  • 2015 Havana Biennal, City of Havana, Cuba
  • 2015 Sculpture Park, Ravestijn, Heenvliet, NL
  • 2014 Imploded Cube, Kröller Müller Museum Otterlo, NL
  • 2014 Panta Rhei, Mana Contemporary Art Center, New Jersey
  • 2014 Park Ave Sculpture Project NYC (Catalogue)
  • 2014 Implosion Event, Kunsthalle Bremen
  • 2013 Ewerdt Hilgemann, Der Luftschmied, Luftmuseum Amberg, Germany
  • 2013 Sculpture Park Anningahof, Zwolle, NL
  • 2013 Ewerdt Hilgemann, Der Luftschmied, Flottmann Hallen, Herne, Germany
  • 2013 Cube Structures, Jo& Marlies Eyck Collection, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL
  • 2012 Zufall, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012 Metall-Konkret-Remix, Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
  • 2011 Three Graces, Messer Group, Bad Soden, Germany
  • 2011 Imploded Column (Flamingo), Elgiz Museum , Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010 Imploded Column, New Pacific, Berverly Hills, California
  • 2010 Kunstlandschaft Ruhrgebiet, RWE, Dortmund, Germany
  • 2009 Positionen Konkreter Kunst heute, Landesmuseum Mainz, Germany
  • 2009 Industrial Land Art, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany
  • 2008 Exemplizieren wird Kunst, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany
  • 2007 Tegendruk, Sculpture Park Tesslo, NL
  • 2007 Wilhelm-Hack Museum Ludwigshafen
  • 2006 Quint, Hervormd Lyceum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2005 Double-Up, Aegon Collection, Den Hague, NL
  • 2005 Symposium Gorinchem, NL
  • 2004 Panta Rhei, Town of Hünfeld
  • 2004 Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 2003 Wall Sculpture, Dordrechts Museum, NL
  • 2003 Museum Mondriaan Huis, Amersfort, NL
  • 2003 Imploded Pyramid, Town of Gorinchem
  • 2003 Art on the Outside, City of West-Hollywood, California
  • 2001 Wall Sculpture, Ruppert Collection, Museum im Kunstspeicher, Würzburg
  • 2001 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Califormia
  • 2000 Cerberus, Investment Bank Berlin, Berlin
  • 1999 To Be Imploded, Weltbühne Berlin, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany
  • 1996 Imploded Cube, Il-San Lake Sculpture Park, Ko-Yang City, South Korea
  • 1996 Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 1995 Imploded Column, Town of Sárospatak, Hungary
  • 1995 Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany
  • 1992 Delft Implosion, Delft University, NL 
  • 1992 Fountain, City of Ingolstadt, Germany 
  • 1991 Homage to Brancusi, Galati, Romania 
  • 1991 Plus Minus co-production Jan van Munster, Gorinchem, NL  
  • 1990 Reflection, City of Nivala, Finland 
  • 1989 Tension, City of Rotterdam, NL 
  • 1987 Birth, City of Heemstede, NL
  • 1986 Natura Artis Magistra, University Nymwegen, NL
  • 1986 Rolling Cube, Citzy of Sion, Switzerland
  • 1986 Imploded Column, City of Elblag, Poland
  • 1986 Imploded Pyramid, City of Kleinsassen, Germany
  • 1985 Exploded Sphere, City of Dordrecht, NL
  • 1985 Imaginary Landscape, IWO, Amsterdam
  • 1985 Implosion, Museum Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
  • 1983 Finnish Landscape, City of Kemi, Finland
  • 1979 Field of 32 Cubes, City of Brielle, NL
  • 1978 1+2+3, City of Gorinchem, NL
  • 1974 Three equal volumes, City of Gorinchem, NL
  • 1972 Cube Structure, City of Gorinchem, NL
  • 1969 Space Structure (Bijmer), City of Amsterdam, NL