Katharina Sieverding

Katharina Sieverding was born in Prague in 1944. She trained at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg from 1963-64, followed by consecutive degrees in theatre production, fine art, and film from 1964-74 at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, where she studied under Teo Otto and Joseph Beuys. In 1976 and 77 she conducted post-graduate research at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Programme and the New School for Social Research in New York. She also participated in study programmes in the Republic of China, the Soviet Union and the United States from 1972-88.

Sieverding is one of Europe’s most acclaimed artists; her work, which explores feminist identity politics through photographic and film media, has featured in several landmark exhibitions including three Documentas and five Venice Biennales. Her solo museum exhibitions include Kunstwerk Berlin, PS1 New York, Kunsthalle Budapest, Stedelijk Museum, and Kunstverein Bonn.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • Katharina Sieverding: Raum 19, Knust Kunz, Munich (Ludwigstrasse), Munich, Germany
  • Katharina Sieverding: Watching The Sun At Midnight, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-baden, Germany
  • Katharina Sieverding: Photography Projections Installations 2020–1966, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Out of Joint. Moments of Disruption: Chapter 2, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Out of Joint. Moments of Disruption: Chapter 1, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Insights: Art from the National Bank Collection, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain
  • No Mask is Wholly a Mask, L.A. Louver Galleries, Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Insights: Art From the NATIONAL-BANK Collection, MKM Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art, Duisburg, Germany
  • Ongoing Schmidt Pick, Carlier / Gebauer, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Looking at the Sun at Midnight, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
  • Technology Transformation: Photography and Video in the Kunstsammlung, K20, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Passion Is Our Motivation, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
  • Van Horn Shows Deutschland, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Maskulinitäten, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  • Maskulinitäten, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
  • Stereo_Typen. Works from the Graphic Collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Créer À Rebours Vers L’exposition: The Case Of 03 23 03, VOX, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Travelling the World: Art from Germany. Artworks from the ifa Collection, 1949 to the Present, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 30 Years 3 Exhibitions Part 1, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

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