Bio



Katia Hermann is a french-german independent curator, art historian and cultural manager. Born 1971 in Paris, she studied cultural management at ESIAG (Ecole Supérieure Internationale d’Art et de Gestion) in Paris (1991-1994) and received her MA of modern and contemporary art at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1997. After several internships at auctioneers and museums (Sotheby’s London, Musée Dapper, Paris and CNAC Centre Pompidou, Paris), she was working on several documentary movie productions, before getting hired by the french pavilion to manage the exhibits at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Her next stop was the exhibition “tu parles le français” at Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon and in Bruxelles where she was in charge of the overall production. 2001 she moved to Berlin. There she worked for film productions as well as for festivals (Rencontres Internationales, Hotel Prishtina) and published articles for www.artandevents.mediaquell.com. From 2007 on, she curated several exhibitions at the Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz, savvy contemporary, the House of World Cultures, the Freies Museum and alternative art spaces (menu exhibitions).

Katia Hermann’s main focus are thematic exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. She is particularly interested to reveal narratives in art and in the context of exhibitions as well as in film and to bring them in correlation and interaction. In addition to commission work, she supports artists with political, and socially relevant, contemporary subjects with projects initiated by herself. Furthermore she continues to work on documentary movie productions, for the french-german TV channel ARTE, as well as writing and translating for several corporate and individual clients in German, French and English. Since its emergence, she is observing closely the urban art movement, doing research, networking and giving guided tours in Berlin, willing to support this global art movement.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts (D.E.A.) in History of art, Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 1997. Specialization: modern and contemporary art, Prof. Eric Darragon, grade: very good. Thesis: „The integration of the photographical image into German painting since 1960“

Degree (Maîtrise) in History of art, Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 1996. Focus: 20th century, surrealism with Prof. José Vovelle, grade: good. Subject: „Günter Zink and the African art”; trainee and report at the CNAC Centre Pompidou, Paris

Graduate in Cultural ManagementÉcole Supérieure Internationale d’Art et de Gestion Paris, France (ESIAG), 1991-1994.

French German baccalauréat, section D (scientific), Lycée Franco-Allemand (LFA), Buc/Paris, 1990

Photograph © Gaëlle de Radiguès