HC is a collective endeavour exploring modes of thinking and working with more than one mind. Founded in Brussels in 2016 by Friedemann Heckel (based in Berlin) and Lukas Müller (based in Frankfurt). It is a format that allows the two artists to create unexpected and at times participatory situations and environments. The initials that make the name were diced – a fact that speaks about how chance and play might influence the transformative nature of this collective.


Friedemann Heckel

  • Meisterschüler Universität der Künste (with Michaela Meise), 2012, Berlin, DE
  • Universität der Künste (with Prof. Lothar Baumgarten a.o.), 2006 – 2011, Berlin, DE
  • Universidade de Belas Artes, 2010, Lisboa, PT

Lukas Müller

  • Kunstakademie (with Albert Oehlen and Andreas Schulze), 2008 – 2013, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Städelschule, (with Michael Krebber), Frankfurt am Main, DE

Solo Exhibitions

  • Non Dentro Ma Intorno A Noi, Damien & The Love Guru hosted at CFA Live, 2021, Milan, IT
  • Solo presentation with Lucas Hirsch, Art-o-Rama, 2019, Marseille, FR
  • Damien & The Love Guru, Priya Shetty Gallery, 2019, Brussels, BE
  • Transparencies, Sauvage, 2018, Bonn, DE
  • Die Lange Weile, Lucas Hirsch, 2018, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Alle pizze fast rund, Bob's Pogo Bar, KW, Kunstwerke, 2017, Berlin DE
  • Solo presentation with Lucas Hirsch, 2017, Art Cologne, DE
  • Incident by HC, Kunstsaele, 2016, Berlin, DE

Group Exhibitions

  • Friend of A Friend (FOAF) Piktogram hosting Croy Nielsen, SVIT, Damien & The Love Guru, 2021, Warsaw, PO
  • Where Do Streams Run To?, Damien & The Love Guru x Lucas Hirsch at CFA Live, 2019, Milan, IT
  • To eggs and other shells, Thomas Fischer, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • To lie in the cheese, to smile in the butter, Kunstsaele, 2016, Berlin, DE
  • Grand Café, Apes & Castles, 2016, Brussels, BE


  • Two Hands Painting, / 25+10 AP, 2019