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b. 1944, Czech Republic

Katharina Sieverding Biography

Katharina Sieverding’s work, consisting largely of autobiographical photography, has reached international acclaim for more than three decades. After an international career as a student in the fields of political and social science, film, sculpting, and visual arts, Katharina Sieverding (born in Prague in 1944) had her first Documenta appearance in 1972 and has proceeded to take part in many international art fairs.

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Important solo exhibitions involve the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York City, the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, the ICA, Boston, as well as the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the Kunst-Werke in Berlin.

Some of Katharina Sieverding’s group exhibitions include The Paris Biennale (1973), the Venice Biennale (1976; 1980), Documenta, Kassel (1972; 1977; 1982), the Shanghai Biennale (2002), as well as extensive shows at the P.S.1 in New York City and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.

She has been awarded an array of prizes, containing the prestigious Kaiserring of Golsar (2004).

She lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin and is also guest professor at many international universities.

Katharina Sieverding Featured Artworks

LIFE–DEATH I, 1-6 by Katharina Sieverding contemporary artwork
Katharina SieverdingLIFE–DEATH I, 1-6, 1969/95(6x) Colour photograph, acrylic, steel
100 x 100 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Transformer-Solarisation 3 A/B by Katharina Sieverding contemporary artwork
Katharina SieverdingTransformer-Solarisation 3 A/B, 1973C-print, acrylic, steel, two parts
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery

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Many of the art spaces in early '90s Berlin were located in vacant, abandoned, often ruined buildings that artists had taken over. Artists were running studio collectives and co-ops, outfitting surprising storefronts, and creating nightclubs and music programs. One very influential artist for me was Daniel Pflumm, who was organizing the...

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In late November 1989 I came to Berlin. I had spent the summer in New York, staying with a friend who at the time was the editor of an international magazine. On her cable TV and in the many different newspapers she had at her home on the Upper West Side, I had seen and read about an autumn full of demonstrations in East Germany, embassies taken...

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