Profil picture of Dr. Katharina Koch (c) Julie Staudt

Katharina Koch has been working as director and artistic co-director of the feminist art space alpha nova & galerie futura in Berlin since 2012. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a thesis on public art practices in Romania, for which she got a scholarship by the DAAD. She also holds a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Gender Studies. Her fields of activity range from curatorial to academic-theoretical work. She has curated numerous art projects and made several documentaries as a filmmaker. From 2019-2023 she worked as co-curator with Dr. Andreas Beitin and Dr. Uta Ruhkamp for the transnational exhibition and publication project Empowerment (Art and Feminisms) at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education. In 2023 she was co-curator with Julie August of the large group show SKIN – Membrane, Organ, Archive at ZAK – Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst / Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin. Her main topics are feminisms, intersectionality, contemporary art, art and activism in public space.

Katharina is part of the round table at the 2024 visual artists | diverse conditions conference.