Since March 2012, Sabine Himmelsbach is the new director of HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). After studying art history in Munich she worked for galleries in Munich and Vienna from 1993–1996 and later became project manager for exhibitions and conferences for the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria. In 1999 she became exhibition director at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. From 2005–2011 she was the artistic director of the Edith-Russ-House for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. Her exhibition projects include „Fast Forward“ (2003), „Coolhunters“ (2004), „Ecomedia“ (2007), „MyWar“ (2010) and „Culture(s) of Copy“ (2011). 2011 she curated „gateways. Art and Networked Culture“ for the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn as part of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 program. Her exhibitions at HeK in Basel include „Sensing Place“ (2012), „Semiconductor: Let There be Light“ (2013), „Ryoji Ikeda“ (2014), „Poetics and Politics of Data“ (2015), „Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Preabsence“ (2016), „unREAL“ (2017), „Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies“, „Eco-Visionaries“ (2018) and „Entangled Realities. Living with Artificial Intelligence“ (2019). As a writer and lecturer she is dedicated to topics related to media art and digital culture.