Katharina Ludwig’s work operates in the space between film, theatre, language, digital culture and artefact. Her practice investigates the structures and fragmentation of narratives in the digital age and their influence on and ability to subvert established hierarchies and binary oppositions. Objects and writing/text form the main components of her installations. Her work is temporal, spatial and material based, in her three-dimensional works as well as in her writing. Katharina is interested in moments of transformation: when one state is dissolving while another one begins to materialise. Her work playfully investigates objects, language and time to explore these transitions by treating objects as language and language as disembodied objects, and by challenging their assigned temporalities. Thereby she examines the potential manifestations of language: in space, time and material.

@kat_ludwig

Solo/Double

2014 Das Spiel der Dinge, Kunstverein Östliches Sauerland, Museum Haus Hövener, with Christoph Mause (DE)
2011 Body/Works, Galerie Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam (NL)

Group

2016
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)

2015
Digbeth First Friday, Grand Union Birmingham (UK)
Die dritte Hand – Last Exit Painting, curated by Lea Schleiffenbaum and Anne Schwarz, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (DE)

2014
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)

2013
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)

2012
Thirteen Words, The Parish Church of Saint James, Exhibition Space, London (UK)

2011
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)

2010
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)

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

Residencies and scholarships

2017 Cusanuswerk, 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

2016
Visiting Tutor Arbeitspräsentation Kunst, F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zurich (CH)
Artist talk and tutoring, Burg Griebichstein, Kunsthochschule Halle (DE)

2015
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)

2014
Workshop “Das Spiel der Dinge”, Brilon, (DE)
We Cordially Invite You To InDepencence, Performance in collaboration with Berta Koch Collective, Southbank Centre, London (UK)

2012
One month research leave, Athens (GR)

Collections

Sammlung Miettinen, Berlin (DE)
private collections (AT, CH, DE, FR, IT, NL, UK, USA)

 

Education

2017 – exp.2020 PhD Art Writing, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (UK)
2011 – 2013 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)