Artist statement

Katharina Siegel (*1993) is a Visual Artist that mainly focuses on the medium of photography. She was born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and currently lives and works in Amsterdam (NL). She graduated from the photography department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2021 and has a pre-education in Sociology and Graphic Design. Her works have been exhibited in Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main.

Her works focus on themes such as perception, reality, human relationships and the inner world. In previous works she explores the impact of neurological conditions such as migraine and synesthesia on her life. She expresses the experience with a vivid use of colours and distortions or uses collages within the images. Other projects include archival images that explore family ties and relationships. To hide and mask the protagonists within the works is a reoccurring theme. The face gets covered with objects, blurred or distorted. The identity of the portrayed person is getting conceiled like that. All of the artists work can be seen as an act of self-exploration and contemplation about life and the inner world.