Katharina Kapsamer

Visual Artist & Cultural Worker, Salzburg & Vienna, Austria

Katharina Kapsamer is a visual artist and cultural worker based between Salzburg, Vienna and Paris. In her research she explores the artistic potential of social space and social realities, vacancies and unoccupied territories, how spaces define behavior and the possibilities they contain for transformation. A crucial component of her work is based on methods of sociological art and cross-disciplinary collaboration in various teams, collectives and duos. She synthesizes the results into artistic interventions such as installations and conceptual art at the interface between public and private space. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Austria, France, USA, Canada and the Philippines. Selected as artist in residence by the Federal State of Salzburg at Cité internationale des arts in Paris she is currently working on community and collective images of failure. Kapsamer studied Sculpture and Graphic Design at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg; Visual Arts at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, France; and English and American Studies at the University of Salzburg and Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, USA. She holds an MA from the University of Salzburg.


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