Katharina Sieverding (1944) is most famous for her serial photographs, which on the one hand serve as a response to political and social topics and on the other are an expression of self-reflection.
“[...] the face has an archaic meaning. The head, which sits at the highest point on the body, represents an entire intellectual world, it’s the seat of the spiritual, the location of dialog, exchange, contact.” – Katharina Sieverding
Sieverding first studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg before she switched to the prestigious Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, ending her studies in 1972 as Joseph Beuys’ master pupil.
Katharina Sieverding is one of the internationally renowned artists whose original forms of visualization and new, innovative way of practicing art have unlocked the artistic potential of photography. Back in the early 1970s Sieverding broke through with her first works, taking part in the documenta on several occasions as well as the Venice Biennale, plus many more successes since then.
Her works and photographs can be found in a great many prestigious collections such as the MoMA in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
► The artist was most recently awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize by the Berlin Academy of Arts; the magazine “monopol” featured an interview with her for the occasion.