Katrin Kamrau studied ‘Photography and Media’ at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. She received her Master in Fine Arts at the KASK in Ghent, Belgium. In 2012 and 2013 she completed the post-academic program at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts.
Kamrau engages in the processes of image-making and perception in particular with regard to their political and historical role in Western society. Her artistic practice is fed by theories of visual culture, feminism and social sciences, with a special focus on social interactions, power structures, role models and networks of relations that form around printed images.
Kamrau exhibited in various institutions including the Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bozar, ikob, M HKA, W139 and Haus der Photografie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. In 2010 she was awarded the ‘Gute Aussichten - new german photography grand’, in 2014 she was awarded the GWK Art Prize and in 2015 she received the Fernand Baudin Prize for her publication ‘DAS OBJEKT’. In 2016 she was artistic researcher at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Image (c) Oliver Leu