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Katharina Bévand (Munich, 1988)

is a sound artist currently based in Berlin. After having studied Fine Arts at the universities of Spain, South Korea and Brazil, she completed the Master in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at UdK Berlin. In 2017 she received an honorary mention from the »bonn hoeren – sonotopia« contest by the Beethoven Foundation for Arts and Culture Bonn. Her projects received support by institutions such as the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations or the GOETHE Institute.She has collaborated accross various disciplines with emerging as well as established artists like Peter Cusack. She has exhibited and performed at venues such as the Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, the Sudhaus of the KINDL-Center for Contemporary Art Berlin, the Bärenzwinger, the Project Room Meinblau or the Großer Wasserspeicher in Berlin. She has been part of festivals such as the Dystopia Festival for Sound Art in Berlin, the Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq or the upcoming Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennale in Tainan, Taiwan. Her artistic practice moves between sonic performances and installations, exploring the acoustics of architecture, objects and their relation to the human body, movement and the environment. Her pieces often use abstract elements such as light and sound for producing atmospheric qualities and by reinforcing the spatiality of a place.

 

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