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Katharina Siegel

(*1993) is a Visual Artist that mainly focuses on the medium of photography. She was born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and currently resides in London. She graduated from the photography department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2021 and has a pre-education in Sociology and Graphic Design. Her works have been exhibited in Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt am Main.

Her works focus on exploring themes related to perception, reality, human relationships, and the inner world. Her work is an act of self-exploration and contemplation on life and the self. In some of her previous works, she examined the impact of neurological conditions such as migraine and synesthesia on her life. Her artistic expression of these experiences involves the use of vivid colours and distortions, as well as collages within her images. She also creates projects that feature archival images exploring family relationships, using a recurring theme of hiding and masking the protagonist within the works.

The grass is always greener in my room’ (2022) by Katharina Siegel is reflecting on physical and emotional distance that results in a tendency to escape reality for the comfort and safety of an imaginary world.

The artist combines different mediums such as photography, text, video, and performance in a changing installation that aims to give insight into her personal perception of distance, longing, family dynamics and escapism.
Fragments of the project were presented at Fotodok in Utrecht, Netherlands.