Kim Dotty Hachmann, born 1974 in Hamburg lives and works as a video artist in Berlin and Hamburg. She studied Visual Communications and Fine Arts focusing on the new media at Kunsthochschule Kassel. In 2001, she earned her Master’s Degree “with distinction” and in 2002 she won the Kunsthochschule Kassel Academy Award. She stayed on working at Kunsthochschule Kassel until 2003 as a “Meisterschülerin” with Professor Nicolaus Ott and Professor Bernard Stein.

Kim Dotty Hachmann invents fantastic scenes and places to answer questions concerning the topic Family. She visually presents her own family in short videos, video installations and photo series.

Since 2001 Kim Dotty Hachmann takes succesfully part in many exhibitions and media art festivals national and abroad such as European media art festival in Osnabrück, Germany – Moving Image Centre in Aukland, New Zealand – 7th International Festival of New Film Split in Croatia – ISEA, 11th Int. Symposium on Electronic Art in Nagoya, Japan – aluCine media festival in Toronto, Canada. She also received several grants and was selected for artist in residence programs such as Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, lettra tv grant for media art, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt and Casa das Caldeiras (Brazil) as member of trafficjam project. Kim Dotty Hachmann is also member of the artist collective microwesten and the ECVP Exquisite Corpse Video Project that is curated by Kika Nicolela. Currently Kim Dotty Hachmann holds a lectureship in Visual Communication at hdpk, Hochschule der Populären Künste in Berlin.

Traffic Jam #2 Project

Selfportrait in Taipei

Traffic Jam #2 Project Proposal


At the moment I am working on a piece I would like to dedicate to my two sons which I left at home. They kind of envied me to go to Asia because of the Ninja fightings they like to play. So I was thinking about shooting a Ninja movie for them. I am looking for some nice spots around Treasure Hill to capture some fighting scenes and I already bought some Ninja weapons. I would love to interact with an old inhabitant of  Treasure Hill to teach me some Tai-Chi movements.