Katharina Sieverding

Katharina Sieverding’s work consists largely of autobiographical photography and has received international acclaim for more than four decades. After studying stage design, film, and sculpture as one of the students of Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Katharina Sieverding had her first Documenta appearance in 1972  and has proceeded to take part in many national and international exhibitions. Important solo exhibitions include the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York City, the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, the ICA, Boston, as well as the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Some of Katharina Sieverding’s group exhibitions include The Paris Biennale (1965; 1973), the Venice Biennale (1976; 1980; 1995; 1997; 1999), Documenta, Kassel (1972; 1977; 1982), the Shanghai Biennale (2002), as well as extensive shows at the P.S.1 in New York City and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. In Spring 2017 the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn staged a major retrospective.  In 2004 Sieverding was awarded the prestigious Kaiserring of Goslar. She lives and works in Dusseldorf and Berlin and has been appointed guest professor at several international universities.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Fototeca de Cuba, Havanna
Havana Month of Photography
Group exhibition
November 1 – Dezember 1, 2017

MADRE Museum, Naples, Italy
Collection Rosa & Gilberto Sandretto
Group exhibition
October 14, 2017 – October 14, 2022

Bonnenfantenmuseum Maastricht, Netherlands
The Jacques & Miny Defauwes Collection
Group exhibition
October 13, 2017 – May 27, 2018

Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Köln, Germany
Group exhibition
September 29 - December 10, 2017

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria
Sterne. Kosmische Kunst von 1900 bis heute
Group exhibition
September 29, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Beijing Minsheng Museum, Peking, China
Deutschland 8 – Deutsche Kunst in China
Group exhibition
September 16 – October 31, 2017

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt, Germany
New Means to Images
Group exhibition
September 9 – November 4, 2017

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Singular / Plural. Kollaborationen in der Post-Pop-Polit-Arena
Group exhibition
July 8 – October 1, 2017

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
SUR/FACE: Mirrors
Group exhibition
June 24 – October 1, 2017

Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis 2017
Solo exhibition
July 12 – August 27, 2017

Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Auto Vision
Group exhibition
April 8 – September 3, 2017

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Kunst und Kapital. Werke von 1967 bis 2017
Solo exhibition
March 10 – July 16, 2017

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Ratinger Tor 2, Düsseldorf, Germany
Solo exhibition
February 3 – 5, 2017

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Looking at the Sun at Midnight SDO/NASA  (Blue)
Solo exhibition
December 10, 2016 – February 11, 2017

Selected publications

Kunstsammlung NRW (Ed.)
Katharina Sieverding: mal d'archive
Published by: Distanz Verlag, 2014
ISBN: 978-3-95476-066-4

Museum Schloß Moyland (Ed.)
Weltlinie 1968-2013
Published by: Museum Schloß Moyland, 2013
ISBN: 978-3869844688

Klaus Biesenbach (Ed.)
Katharina Sieverding: Close-Ups
Published by: Kunsterverlag Weingarten, 2005
ISBN: 978-3980426558

Information on shows at the gallery