news and upcoming events


OPEN CALL · SCHAUSAMMLUNG, LTK4, Cologne                  28th October – 7th November 2020

Keerti Basavarajaiah + Tatiana Rosa, Ruth Wiesenfeld, Alessandra Eramo, Thomas van Walle, Michele Abondano + James Etherington, Anna-Lea Weiand, Tim Pauli, Manuela Fersen, Julian Zehnder, Henrike von Dewitz, Pablo Garreton + Martin Kaulen, Nathalie Brum, Katharina Bévand.

Air Berlin, Intermission Collective Exhibition @Villa Heike – 9th to 24th October 2020 

Exhibition by the Intermission Collective.

Body Occupation, Inkubator Collective Residency and Exhibitioon @DadaPost, Berlin – 3rd to 18th October 2020

Abby Wright, Joannie Baumgartner, Katharina Bévand, Stephan Gross, Edurne Herrán, Branislav Jankic, Tra My Nguyen, Marina Paez, MariaThrän + Anna Reutinger, Shannon Turner + Stefano Tauiti.

Curator Brunno Silva and Inkubator Collective. 

The Akousmatik Bush: Season Finale Festival, Berlin

FK:K Festival IV – Bamberg 2020

Aisha Devi,  Asuna Arashi, Fehler Kuti, Franz Hautzinger + Mazen Kerbaj, Tomoko Sauvage, Bendik Giske, Pan Daijing, Schrack, Berrocal + Fenech + Epplay, Contagious, NO.1, Katharina Bévand, Stellar BangerDominik Tremel, Stella ChiwesheJac BerrocalContainer, Vlora of independence + Dan Shutt, Orson Hentschel, Lukas Koenig, Loup Uberto, Lambert.

FLOATING PRESENCE, Berlin Art Summer @Humboldt Carré – 13th-22nd August 2020

ROOMINATION is an interactive sound and light installation by Katharina Bévand & Shahed Naji, which uses sensors to react to the presence and movements of visitors in the room using the interactive system specially developed for the installation. ROOMINATION invites visitors to physically deal with their surroundings. What reactions do our actions evoke? How does a changing environment affect us? Where is the separation or fusion between us as the body and the world? Part of the Berlin Art Summer (BKS) 2020 exhibition FLOATING PRESENCE at Humboldt Carré: what does it mean to be “human” in the globalized, networked and ethnically diverse world in which we live? On ten evenings, participants from the fields of fine arts, performing arts, fashion, design, business and science explore with Alexander von Humboldt’s curiosity, exciting topics and current challenges in times of change that affect our consciousness, sustainability and transhumanism.

Artists BKS 2020 Floating Presence: Amir Fattal, Cathy Jardon, Katharina Bévand & Shahed Naji, Lars Theuerkauff, Stephan Bolz, Anna Dahinden. Curated by Hendrik Backerra with the support of Lavínia Freitas from ApertoArts. The BKS is an initiative of the Humboldt Carré. With Kind support of Musikfonds e.V. and BKM (Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien).

OKNO – Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin.

Music-performance by Chatschatur Kanajan. Special appearance and performance by William Bilwa Costa, Katharina Bévand und Marie Takahashi

24th July 2020, doors from 8 pm, Concert after 9 pm.

“Listen to Cairo” Project – Residency, Soundinstallations and Workshop @Darb1718 in Cairo, Egypt

The soundinstallations “Singing earth tubes” by Jutta Ravenna and “Earth womb” by Katharina Bévand will be shown in the garden area of the Center for Arts and Culture Darb1718 in Cairo, Egypt. As a guest in collaboration with Jutta Ravenna, René Henry will present his work “Little byte fire”.

Opening: 7th of March at 8pm.
Exhibition: 8th to 11th of March from 3pm to 7pm.
Artist talk: 9th of March at 8pm.

Workshop schedule “Listen to Cairo”: 7th to 9th of March from 12 am to 6pm.
Workshop installation opening: 9th of March at 8pm.

This project is Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Infinité ∞² für Éliane Radigue @Galerie Weisser Elefant Berlin


Katharina Bévand, Cécile Dupaquier, Anne Gathmann, Eliane Radigue,
Harriet Groß, Robert Lippok, Svetlana Maraš, Carsten Nicolai.

Opening: Saturday, 18. January 2020 at 7 pm
Exhibition: 18. January – 22. February 2020
Concert on Friday, 24. January 2020 at 8 pm with  Svetlana Maraš

Galerie Weisser Elefant, Auguststr. 21, 10117 Berlin.

Intermission Collective zu Gast bei Axel Obiger


Opening: on 10th of JANUARY 2020, 19–22 UHR
Exhibition: 11. Januar 2020 – 25. Januar 2020

Katharina Bévand . FELL . Ori Jauch . Jürgen Kellig . Doris Marten . Teresa Mayr . Claudia Olendrowicz . Diana Pacelli . Francesco Petruccelli . Antti Pussinen . Swen Erik Scheuerling . Barbara Schober . Martin Sieron . Claudia Vitari . Sarah Wohler .

Axel Obiger – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Brunnenstraße 29, 10119 Berlin, Germany

NKR Call #1 @Neuer Kunstraum Düsseldorf – 12. – 22. December 2019

Upcoming exhibition of Posters, Intermission Collective

Opening 12. Dezember  2019, at 7 pm

NKR – NEUER KUNSTRAUM, Himmelgeister Str. 107 E, 40225 Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Residency “The house of Performance” @Bahnhof Tannepöls with Event on the 23rd November 2019

Alexey Kokhanov, Katharina Bévand, Alice Colley, Philip Yakushin, Charlotte CHW, Katja Wiegand.

Performing in “ANDANTE” by Katrinem @NIKOLAISAAL POTSDAM

6th November 2019 at 8 pm


“Andante” is a scenic room-performance with pieces of Telemann, Vivaldi and Händel.

Claudia Mende, baroque violin
Andreas Arend, archlute
Adrian Rovatkay, baroque bassoon
Katharina Bévand, shoe instruments
Katrinem, Komposition, shoe instruments

“Minnie on Snickaz” (Duo together with NOTPilatus) with our piece “der Letze Schrei” (The last shout) @Nur Hören hosted by the LABORGRAS Studio

19th Oktober 2019 at 8 pm

This event focuses on our hearing as such and does not include live performances, Nur Hören creates a space to listen to pieces made for 8 channels.

PHENOMENA @Königstadtbrauerei 

6. +  7. SEPTEMBER 2019 

Sound installations by Carlos Ortiz & Katharina Bévand.

In the underground area of the former Königstadtbrauerei, Prenzlauer Berg (Senefelderplatz) / Saarbrückerstrasse 24 (Entry at Straßburgerstrasse)
10405 Berlin

Friday 8-11pm opening + Saturday from 3-10pm exhibition


& RAUSCH FESTIVAL from 15. – 18. AUGUST 2019 

@ The former Braustolz Brewery Chemnitz



Experimental sound evenings in the dear Wiesenburg. At Thomas studio we will have  spontaneous evenings of experimention with our last performative sonic and visual explorations.

With: noiseresearch / Elodie Le Neindre / NOTpilatus / Katharina Bévand / VAV aka Shuken / Isabelle Vuong

KORROSIONEN I : THURSDAY 25th July at 9 pm

KORROSIONEN II: SUNDAY 28th July  at 10:30 pm


Artist Residency in Paduli (Italy)  25.6.2019 – 7.7.2019

OPENING OF FUTURE III @Lite-Haus Gallery + Projectroom


ARTISTS: Ezgi KilincaslanKatharina Bévand & Shahed Naji,

and Solid Colors (Michael Steinberg & Paloma Schnitzer) 

LiTE-HAUS presents a combination of installations that elaborate on this year’s 48 Hours Neukölln theme of Futur III (Future Perfect Continuous Passive). Reflecting on how the past judges the future, the three installations offer a chance to immerse ourselves in art that engages us and makes us think about our own trajectories. The installations, one by Turkish born Ezgi Kilincaslan, one by Berlin artist collective Solid Colors, and another by Katharina Bévand and Shahed Naji all celebrate the theme and 48 Hours Neukölln’s twentieth year.

48 Hours Neukölln 14.6.2019 – 16.6.2019 (Sa/So13:00-19:00)
Vernissage 14.6.2019 from 19:00 – 22:00
Artist Panel Discussion: 16.6.2019 from 17:30-18:30
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Exhibition 13.6.2019 – 28.6.2019

ROOMINATION @Wiesenburg in Wedding / S Humboldthain

A sound and light installation together with Shahed A. Naji

Opening on Friday 28. Mai at 8 pm. 

Exhibition Sa + Sun from 3 to 8 pm.



TOMORROW 16.05.2019 @Rathaus Reinickendorf



@betOnest near Berlin 16. – 22. April 2019



OPENING on the 28th March at 6 pm with performances.

Exhibition running from 28th March to 16th May 2019.

Group Exhibition by the INTERMISSION COLLECTIVE at Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf in Berlin, for further information, see:

A town hall, or Rathaus, is one of the most conspicuous places where the state and its citizens interact. Not only is it a bureaucratic hub where endless paperwork is produced, but also a political space where an elected council rules on issues related to the local community. In this environment, citizens are guided by a set of predefined pathways that lead to institutional spaces and activities. Making use of a vast variety of approaches and languages, Intermission artists present their perspectives about the resilient anomic element interfering in every functional context. They explore possible patterns of meaning at the borders between socio-cultural structures and the metaphorical space of the anomy.

Artists: Agata Wieczorek, Angela Dwyer, Anne Marie Sampaio, Antti Pussinen, Assaf Hinden, Barbara Schober, Barbara Sanchez Barroso, Claudia Olendrowicz, Claudia Vitari, Daniela Delgado Viteri, Diana Pacelli, Doris Marten, FELL, Francesco Petruccelli, Ilka Raupach, Jennifer Öllerich, Jonas Büßecker, Jürgen Kellig, Katharina Bévand, Marc Oosting, Martin Sieron, Ori Jauch, Sarah Wohler, Swen Erik Scheuerling, Teresa Mayr, Thilo Droste, Yeongbin Lee.

Book Launch »Traces – Architectures – Projections«

Bärenzwinger Berlin, 22nd March 2019 – 7 pm

At the end of the exhibition programme “Traces – Architectures – Projections”, which took place from September 2017 to January 2019 at Berlin’s Bärenzwinger, the catalog of the project will now be published with a comprehensive documentation of the exhibitions and events. With the kind support of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe, cross-disciplinary funding.

Artists: Katharina Bévand, Natalie Czech, Mariechen Danz, EASTER, Andreas Greiner, Kerstin Honeit, Miriam Jonas, KAYA, Anne-Sophie Kneer, Julia König, Alaa Abdullatif, Linda Kuhn, Alex Lebus, NEOZOON, Pätzug / Hertweck, Lawrence Power, Reto Pulfer, Johannes Paul Raether, Marten Schech, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Mirjam Thomann, Alvaro Urbano.

Madou Sugar Industry Art Triennial Tainan, Taiwan

1. February – 3. March 2019 

Nest – public sound installation

Artist residency at Tsung-Yeh AIR in Tainan, Taiwan 

October – December 2018

Artist residency together with Georgi Tomov Georgiev.

Dystopia – Festival for Sound Art

21-30 SEPTEMBER 2018      


Participating artists: Selçuk Artut, Mario Asef, Serges Baghdassarians, Givan Belá, Peter Cusack & Katharina Bévand, Alberto di Campo & Hannes Hoelzl, Alessandra Eramo, Ipek Gorgun, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Jacob Kirkegaard, Georg Klein, Brandon LaBelle, Ines Lechleitner & Tuçe Erel, Laura Mello, Kirsten Reese, Candaş Şişman, Liping Ting, Steffi Weismann & Özgür Erkok, Antje Vowinckel, Georg Werner, Jeremy Woodroof.Supported by Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, organized by Errant Sound Berlin


Performances: Aug 3rd, 20:00
Installation: Aug 3rd, 5-8pm and Aug 4th, 2-5pm

In this first installment, the Sound Propositions series brings two artists and one duo with different takes on electroacoustic and electronic improvisation. Before the concert and on Saturday, the installation Farewell to a Dying Light will be on display.
@Petersburg Art Space
Kaiserin-Augusta Allee 101, 10553 Berlin,
courtyard, Aufgang II, 1.OG.
1.1 Fluttering Away by Katharina Bévand (DE)
Is about here and there, there and here, and the in-betweens. Soundcollages and -layers interfade with the flapping wings of my invisible bird.1.2 Jacob Eriksen (DK)
Stoic pulsations. Noisy drones. Contingent repetitions.1.3 Glenn (BR/UK)
Glenn makes sounds to summon Mothra.
モスラFarewell to a dying light (installation)
by Felipe Vaz
The buzz of fluorescent lights is the sound we most often associate to electricity, yet it will soon be extinct due to obsolescence of magnetic ballasts, already banned in the EU. In this installation, the lamps and brass instruments – performed by the musicians of Zinc & Copper – collaborate to give this dying man-made sound a proper burial.After the concert: Ezy Fischel on the decks
Ezy’s Dj-set conveys the listener into a deep blend of all that Jazz, underground electronica, disco not disco, dub space funkyness and experimental landscapes. For this special occasion, the musical journey will focus on ambient & experimental explorations.
(suggested donation 5-10 € for the concerts, installation visit is free)

Exhibition ›GRABENBLICKE‹ @Bärenzwinger Berlin

Alex Lebus, Katharina Bévand, Marten Schech, Lawrence Power


comissioned by Sebastian Häger & Julia Heunemann

// Opening on Thursday 12.07.2018 um 7 pm //

Exhibition: 13.07.2018 – 19.08.2018
Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 6 pm

Reflecting the spacial infrastructure in and around the Bärenzwinger, the exhibition ›Grabenblicke‹ explores site-specific dispositives of gaze and their effects on the relationships between identity and alterity. The view into the outdoor enclosures must clear a fence, a hedge, a wall, metal shark-tooth spikes, trenches and a wooden barrier. Behind these confining architectural elements the view eventually encounters itself: by means of modified mirrors, the expansive installation by ALEX LEBUS disrupts the architectural assignment of subject and object relations and unsettles the viewers’ position. In the opposite enclosure the gaze falls upon a house, whose context, function and origin remains unclear, and that seems strangely out of place. With his work, MARTEN SCHECH transforms the artificial habitat once set up for the bears, including the boulders placed around the site, into both a stage and building material. The interior of the Bärenzwinger was long kept out of public view.In the anteroom, LAWRENCE POWER unlocks the functional infrastructures already partly obsolete, lending pictorial expression. By duplicating and extending the present elements, he interprets the space itself as a canvas.Via auditory means, KATHARINA BÉVAND’s sound installation ultimately surveys the architecture of the darkened Zwinger space and the cavities located opposite. Its sounds reflect from walls, ceilings and security grates – penetrating the segregating architectures at the same time.


A performance evening @Sudhaus, Kindl Brewery, Berlin

Katharina Bevand / Lisa Stewart / Sener and the Oracle / Things Disappear

The room of eyes is a new performance platform questioning how we listen. When is music performance art and when is performance art music? We are interested in liveness, the performer and questioning the music industry as well as the consumption of music during this hyperactive epoch we find ourselves in.
How do we slow down, excite, seduce and observe the observer? What is the role of the listener and what do we owe to the performer? What is the role of the musician as artist and performer today? How do we create immersive total sound?
Do we listen through our eyes our ears or our senses? The Room of Eyes will create a monthly public ritual to transform its audience in the sonic Cathedral that is Konig Otto. Both at once a sacred and profane space you are invited to hear new narratives told through sounds and visions.

5th July, doors: 8 pm


Metamorphosaic (Metacorpus)


Metamorphosaic is a dance and sound performative installationby metacorpus: Katharina Bévand & Azzie McCutcheon

@Schiller Bibliothek in Berlin-Wedding (Leopoldplatz) the 8th of June, 5 pm

The piece explores the limits of perception, memory and notions of time. Room and bodies merge and fade into each other in a symbiotic manner through movement and sound. 

PATH OF AWARENESS  by katrinem

On Friday 1st June ´18,  I will perform the Path of Awareness for the artist katrinem as part of the Long Night of Ideas and Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Starting point for this guided sound walk is the Humboldt Box every hour from 6 to 10 pm. If you can´t join today, we will perform again between now and September 2018, registration via:

Teaser of the path: , see her website:


Research Travel with Peter Cusack to Ani

In may 2018 we explore the sounds of the historic site of ANI in eastern Turkey, Kars region, and its surroundings.



7 to 21. April 2018 


Participation in the Festival with an installation piece and a sound performance held in Suleymaniyah & Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

Participating artists: Cedrik Fermont, Klaas Hübner, Katharina Bévand, Jan Vormann, Gernas Haj Sheikhmous, Rebeen Hamarafiq, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Ali Assaf, Ali Ahmad, Clare Charnley, Hardi Kurda.

Berlin Sonic Places @Echo Bücher Berlin

A Brief Guide by Peter Cusack on 20. March 2018 / 7 pm Bookpresentation & performances at ECHO BÜCHER, Berlin         

Berlin Sonic Places – A Brief Guide by Peter Cusack
Edited by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program 2017, published by Wolke Verlag. Audio & photos available on the website.

Peter Cusack will discuss about his recent book and the Berlin soundscape with Sam Auinger and Carsten Stabenow, followed by two performances: Katharina Bévand – Iranian Tanbur & Peter Cusack – Field Recordings/Visuals.                                              


@Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art Berlin

On December 7th 2017 I was honoured to perform at the Event “Khorasan, Country of the rising Sun”  in front of the Mshatta Facade in the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. This was an event held in honour to the culture of Khorasan consisting of lectures, music and poetry related to this cultural area in Central Asia, which spans over Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.


22.08 – Sunday. 27.08 | free admission  / Performances & Soundinstallations at and around Vierte Welt. 

Katharina Bévand (DE) | burgund t brandt (DE) | Chelsea Leventhal (USA) | Gregor Pfeffer (DE) | Felipe Vaz (BRA)

Five international artists will show different pieces and/or performances during 6 days in the center of Berlin Kreuzberg. I have the public soundinstallation Polyphonic Birds installed at Kottbuser Tor on Tuesday. 


@»sonotopia – bonn hoeren« contest for sound installations

The Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the federal city of Bonn, Germany awarded young sound artists for their 3rd edition of the contest. On march 8th 2017 the official awards presentation for the sonotopia student competition took place in bonn’s Kunstmuseum. A total of 62 works from students from the following institutions were experienced on site and evaluated by a jury over the course of 2016: royal academy of art the hague (den haag), hbksaar (saarbrücken), hbk braunschweig, sound studies (udk berlin), bauhaus-universität / hfm weimar.  

OPENING OF RESONOR @Großer Wasserspeicher Berlin 

Opening: 3. february 2017 / at 6 pm,  Exhibition4. to 5. february 2017 / 12 am to 8 pm

The former big water reservoir situated in the district of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin will open it´s doors for the soundinstallation and collaborative performance Resonor. This installation is an experiment of resonances between: the human voice & architecture….

Resonor is part of my Master Thesis project “Resonanz. Körper in Schwingung” (Resonance. Oscilating bodies) for the master in Sound Studies program at UDK Berlin. Thanks for the kind support of Förderband Kulturinitiative e.V., the Sound Studies department and all other involved persons.

It was nice to share a moment of improvisation with David Behrman during his lecture/performance at the Sound Studies Studio(UdK) in Berlin. Find an excerpt here:

I would kindly thank for received support by following institutions / sponsors / donors:bezirksamtmittekunst.jpg

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