Kathrin Schlegel (b. 1977, Nordhorn, Germany) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the AKI Academy of Art & Design in Enschede, the Netherlands, and at the Art Academy in Muenster, Germany. She also holds an MFA degree in Art and Public Space from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Since 2000 she has been exhibiting in individual and group shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, China, and the USA, and she participated in several public commissions both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Kathrin Schlegel’s work is typically site-specific and research-intensive. From subtle interventions, audiovisual and archival projects to room-filling installations and monuments in public space: the location and context of presentation are key to her practice. Schlegel works in dialogue with a given setting and tries to uncover its (forgotten) layers of meaning.