Katharina Ludwig is an artist and writer working with text, installation and objects. Her research in the framework of the Art Research programme at Goldsmiths is concerned with narrative holes in women*’s writing and the temporalities of the “wounded text”. Katharina tries to activate textual holes as a subversive feminist practice of resistance with insurrectional potential that treats the textual wound as a political and writerly strategy in opposition to authoritarian systems. Her work has been shown, performed or read internationally and is published by a.o. 3am Magazine, Zeno Press, Chris Airlines, Ma Bibliothèque  


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Islet -Zone, online exhibition, Poem Atlas
Precarious Gossips, From My Bed To Yours. Perform Istanbul (TR)
Sprach(er)findungen, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig (DE)
Grenzgänger, Lecture Performance, Graduiertentagung Cusanuswerk, Nürnberg (DE)
Salon for a Speculative Future, Chisenhale Art Place, London (UK)


2019 Extremity III, with Shira Wachsmann
2018 MARs Installation Series, Wound Lickers–Enter the Rhapsode, Goldsmiths, London (UK)
2018 Extremity II, Display, Berlin (DE) with Shira Wachsmann
2017 Extremity I, Display, Berlin (DE) with Shira Wachsmann
2014 Das Spiel der Dinge, Kunstverein Östliches Sauerland, Museum Haus Hövener, with Christoph Mause (DE)
2011 Body/Works, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (NL)

Group, Readings, Performances


LOW TEXT, Footnotes, Am Flutgraben 3, project space, Berlin (DE), November 2019
Float/ing, Very project space, Berlin (DE), organised by Aleksandra Bielas, Gislind Köhler & Anna Zett
Wording – Collaborative Writing in Public Space, Research Pavilion in Venice (IT), organised by Lena Seraphin
Reading, book launch “The Graveside Orations of Carl Einstein”, Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin (DE)
GLITS Conference 2019, Creative Writing Session, Goldsmiths, London (UK)
Salon for a Speculative Future, Chisenhale Art Place, London (UK)


Broken Diorama, Table and Broadcast, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Dublin Art Book Fair (IE)
Just for the Hell of it, Reading Night, Berlin Art Week, Display Berlin (DE)
iilwimi lipsing, Paperworks Magazine, Issue 3, Peer Gallery, London (UK)
Where World(s) End, Chris Airlines, text commission
Volatility is Back! – A Reading, Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin (DE), August 2018
LOW TEXT, Am Flutgraben 3, project space, Berlin (DE), May 2018

Now, How? Pt. III: mocumenta 2017: unLearning from Mistakes, Decad, Berlin, organised by William Kherbek (DE)
Broken Diorama, Heretics on Radio Quantica, Portugal, a project by Diana Policarpo, Alice K Rekab and Alison Balance (PRT/UK)
Whenever The Heart Skips a Beat, Berlin, curated by Marenka Krasomil and Gislind Köhler (DE)
CDT-Conference, Lecture Performance, Balitc Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (UK)
There Will Be Nothing Left to Suck, curated by DOW Collective, The Bank Space Gallery in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
LightNight Festival, Liverpool with Michelle Bastian and Larissa Pschetz (UK)

Ghost Flowers, Herrmann Germann Contemporary, curated by Lea Schleiffenbaum, Zurich (CH)
Open Studios Mörikestraße, Berlin (DE)
Work/Leisure, Residency Presentation, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool (UK)
Setzen, Stellen, Legen, curated Sabine Bokelberg and Marie von Heyl, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

Digbeth First Friday, Grand Union Birmingham (UK)
Die dritte Hand – Last Exit Painting, curated by Lea Schleiffenbaum and Anne Schwarz, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (DE)

Studio 54, Berlin (DE)
Aesthetica Art Prize with York Museums Trust, York St Mary’s (UK)
InDependence, in collaboration with Berta Koch Collective, Paragraph London (UK)

Le Bijou d’Avant-Garde, Galerie BSL, Paris (FR)
The Pool Exhibition, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
Food Project, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto MART (IT)

Thirteen Words, The Parish Church of Saint James, Exhibition Space, London (UK)

Take It or Leave It, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)
Neighbours 2.0, supported by the Goethe Institute and the German Embassy Warsaw (PL)
Designer’s Days, featured artist, Galerie BSL, Paris (FR)
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (NL)
Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Galerie BSL, Paris (FR)
Galerie BSL, Paris (FR)

Forma vs Materia, as satellite event of “Artissima”, Galeria Christiani, Torino (IT)
Fashion Clash Maastricht (NL)
Tutto Bene, I saloni, Milan (IT)
The Dutch Corner, Passagen IMM Cologne, Büro Voggenreiter, Cologne (DE)
Gespot Talent 2009, Museum Kunstpaviljoen Nieuw-Roden (NL)

Getting Lost, 4 Apostelen Kerk, Eindhoven (NL) |
Graduation Galleries, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)
Choice 2009, Fiera di Vicenza (IT)

Residencies and scholarships

2017 Ursula Wandres Stiftung, project grant for Extremity (DE)
2017 Cusanuswerk e.V, scholarship for PhD (DE)
2016 Work/Leisure Residency, Abingdon Studios Blackpool (UK)
2015 Grand Union Birmingham, Residency (UK)
2014 Aesthetica Art Prize, Anthology (UK)
2013 Lecturis, project grant for graduation project (NL)
2012/2013 Annegret und Hans-Richard Meininghausstiftung, scholarship MFA Fine Arts (DE)
2010/2011 Mondriaan Fonds (former Fonds BKVB), Startstipendium (NL)
2009 The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, Bundesamt für Kultur, Berne, winner 1st prize scenography (CH)

Projects, Teaching, Talks and Curation

Podcast, Eclectic Engineering, Text und Körper

Friday Talk Product Design, Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

Visiting Tutor Arbeitspräsentation Kunst, F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zurich (CH)
Artist talk and tutoring, Burg Griebichstein, Kunsthochschule Halle (DE)

Artist talk University of Birmingham (UK)
Artist talk, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (DE)
Workshop and artist talk, State of Matter, with Jannis Hülsen, Stefan Schwabe and Clemens Winkler, Transmediale Vorspiel UdK, Berlin (DE)
State of Matter, Exhibition Concept and Curation, Transmediale UdK, Berlin (DE)

Workshop “Das Spiel der Dinge”, Brilon, (DE)
We Cordially Invite You To InDepencence, Performance in collaboration with Berta Koch Collective, Southbank Centre, London (UK)

One month research leave, Athens (GR)

Published Writing

a.o. 3am Magazine, Zenopress Anthology FELT, Chris Airlines (forthcoming), The Graveside Orations of Carl Einstein published by Ma Bibliothèque, edited by Dale Holmes and Sharon Kivland , Salon Materials Collection for the Future (forthcoming), On Care published by Ma Bibliothèque, edited by Rebecca Jagoe and Sharon Kivland (forthcoming)


Sammlung Miettinen, Berlin (DE), NIVAL–National Irish Visual Arts Library (IE)
private collections (AT, CH, DE, FR, IT, NL, UK, USA)



since 2017 PhD Art Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
2011 – 2013 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)