The artist engages in the processes of image-making and perception in particular with regard to their political and historical role in Western society. Her artistic practice is fed by theories of visual culture, feminism, and social sciences, with a special focus on social interactions, power structures, role models, and networks of relations that form around printed images. Up to 2010, Katrin Kamrau (*1981, GDR) studied Photography and Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. In 2012—2013 she completed the post-academic program at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Katrin Kamrau holds an MA in Visual Arts from the University College Ghent.
Katrin Kamrau exhibited in various institutions including the Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bozar (Brussels), ikob (Eupen), M HKA (Antwerp), W139 (Amsterdam) and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. In 2010 she was awarded the Gute Aussichten – new german photography grand, in 2014 she was awarded the GWK Art Prize and in 2015 she received the Fernand Baudin Prize for her publication DAS OBJEKT. The federal state of Brandenburg honored her work in 2013, 2017, and 2020. In 2016 was a researcher at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht,the Nederlands. Publications play a major role in her work.
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Enkel, Katrin Kamrau, La Houle, France, 2020
18 x 24 cm, Katrin Kamrau, Germany, 2019
Das Objekt, Katrin Kamrau, Germany, 2019
Schneiden – Falten – Kleben, Katrin Kamrau & Eun Lee, dkw (ed), Cottbus, Germany, 2017
Normal – Robert Olson, Katrin Kamrau, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2017
SPEKTRUM*, Katrin Kamau, GWK (ed.), Verlag Kettler, Dortmund, Germany, 2016
Das Objekt, Katrin Kamrau, Provincie Antwerpen (ed.), Belgium, 2014