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Katharina Bévand (*Munich, 1988) is an installation and sound artist raised on the Canary Islands and now based in Berlin. In 2017 she received an honorary mention from the »bonn hoeren – sonotopia« contest by the Beethoven Foundation for Arts and Culture Bonn. The same year she gained a Masters degree in Sound Studies at Udk Berlin, after having studied Fine Arts between universities in Spain, Brazil, and South Korea. Her projects received support from the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and the GOETHE Institute. She has collaborated across various disciplines and her work has been shown at venues such as the Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, the Sudhaus of the KINDL-Center for Contemporary Art, the Bärenzwinger, Project Room Meinblau or Großer Wasserspeicher in Berlin. Among other festivals, she has been part of the Dystopia Festival for Sound Art and the Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq. Her artistic practice moves between sonic performances and installations, which explore the acoustics of architecture, objects and their relation to the human body, movement, and the environment. Working with sites, environments, and architectures, this is implemented by both visual and sonic abstract means, often combining sound and light. Her recent collaboration project will be part of the upcoming 2019 Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennial in Taiwan.

 

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