Katharina Stadler works process-based, interdisciplinarily and with different media on discourses of ideology and politics connected especially to the notions of new forms of colonialism and imperialism as well as the question of limits of consciousness through social mechanisms and other determinants. In addition she is engaged in collaborations often focusing on practices of solidarity and collectivity, frequently in relation to the so called public. Since she trusts in the strength of raising questions rather than giving answers, she tends to create situations of rupture so as to trigger an interaction with and not a mere consumption of her work.
Katharina Stadler is a Vienna born conceptual artist. She studied Music, Theater and Cultural Communication studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating with a thesis on the interconnection and opposition of voice and silence as worship in Augustine’s writings.
Since 2010 Katharina is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she has been running the Informal Master Programs at the Center of Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2013. In 2014 she founded ‘Concept and Theory – Tbilisi’ as a platform for local and international artists, philosophers and theorists interested in and working in the fields of conceptual art and critical theory.
In 2019 she has started a PhD at The University of Art and Design in Linz with her project ‘Terror Sine Verbis. On sound & ideology’, supervised by Prof. Dr. Robert Pfaller.
In the summer of 2020 she joined DerAffe.io‘s team in the creation of the AI curator JARVIS as its Database Network Architect.
She is a Research Associate for 2020/21 at the Center for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry.