Katrin is currently pursuing her PhD while working on the project “VIKUS” that focuses on the visualisation of cultural collections. She studied Kulturwissenschaften (Cultural Sciences) with an interest in art, visual culture, sociology and philosophy and holds a
M. A. degree from Leuphana University Lüneburg. In her M. A. thesis she analysed mechanisms of in- and exclusion in the art field and strategies of intervention.
She has worked at art institutions such as the Kunstverein Halle für Kunst Lüneburg e.V. and liaised with public museums, international companies and cultural foundations while working as project manager at an art marketing agency. Furthermore, she has worked for private collections and galleries and as a freelance writer and copy-editor for art related catalogues and texts. She was co-founder of a temporary project space for contemporary art exhibitions (UFO presents) and contributed as a curator to the overall programming as well as with own projects.
She has contributed to several research-based exhibitions and publications, amongst others „EDU TOOL BOX, Cross critique – towards a subjective university“ (Lüneburg, Halle für Kunst e.V., 2008) and „Dierk Schmidt. The Division of the Earth: Tableaux on the legal synopsis of the Berlin Africa conference“ (Köln, König, 2010).
Since 2014 she has been working on her doctoral thesis, dealing with digitisation and visualisation in the cultural field and its means and potentials for curation, critical and interventionist approaches and visitor orientation in museums.