Katharina Sieverding 2

Pioneer of photography

Katharina Sieverding, born on 16 November 1941 in Prague, is one of the pioneers of an expanded form of expression in photography. Her large-format works are not only reflections of her own identity, but also clear statements to socio-political issues.

The artist, who grew up in the Ruhr region, pursued her idea of the Gesamt­kunstwerk, completed a traineeship at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus and studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1964 to 1967, transferring to Joseph Beuys’ sculpture class in the summer semester of 1967 and graduating as a master stu­dent in 1972. From 1972 to 1988, she travelled to the USA, China and the Soviet Union. She has been working with large-scale photography since 1975 and explores the connec­tions between microscopic and macroscopic, individual and global processes in her works, holding a professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts from 1992 to 2007. Katharina Sieverding has lived in Düsseldorf since 1964 and taught at the Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts from 2010 to 2013.

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