Meandmyhands - Visual Art by Katharina Forster
GRANTS/ STIPENDS/ BURSARIES:
2020 working grant I &II / Land Brandenburg
2019 Studio grant / Land Brandenburg
2016-2017 working stipend from Stiftung für Mensch und Gesellschaft, Bochum, Germany
2015 nominated for Wahrsteiner Art Award, Cologne, Germany
2011 working stipend viastudienaktie.org, Luzern, Swizzerland
2008 & 2009 bursary for excellent academic achievements, of Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town
Persistence, gold, 2015, mixed media, 50x50x7cm
Katharina Forster studied at Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived and worked for several years. It is here where she initiated, coordinated and curated some unconventional exhibitions with other artists outside the usual white cube. She relocated back to Berlin where she works in her studio in Werder (Havel) for exhibitions and public art events. She works part time as an art educator.
2018-2019 three month artist-in-residency in South Africa
since 2015 works at Atelier Vulkanfiber Fabrik, Werder (H.)
2014 moved to Werder Havel (near Berlin)
2010-2013 freelance artist in Cape Town, R.S.A.
2010 Diploma in Fine Arts with distinction at the Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town, R.S.A.
2000-2007 trained and worked as an occupational therapist, Hannover & Berlin, Germany