The Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation was founded in 2013 as a civil-law foundation based in the city of Hannover, Germany. It focuses on the promotion of and research into contemporary art from an international perspective, especially in relation to art from East (Asia) and West (Europe and the United States). The Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation supports and promotes visual artists, both emerging and established, who approach reality in new and creative ways. It regularly offers support to events and artists in the Hannover region, while additionally inspiring artistic and social discourse by supporting catalogues and exhibitions related to its own collection of international contemporary art. In 2019, the Foundation’s collection was exhibited at the Museo Communale d’Arte Moderna in Ascona; in 2021, it featured in the exhibition Emptiness and Form at the Dommuseum Hildesheim. In 2024 works from the collection will be shown in the Osthaus-Museum in Hagen.
Dr. Christiane Hackerodt, chair of the Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation, and Dr. Marita Liebermann, privatdozent (lecturer) and director of the German Center for Venetian Studies, successfully agreed to the extend the funding provided to the Center by the Foundation. From 2022 on, the Foundation will continue to support artists and scholars in Venice for a further five years, providing stipends for studios, work visits, and catalogue publication.