Katja Kobolt (PhD) works on junctures of art, writing and teaching. In her individual and collective practice Katja has been focusing on breaking the impossibilities and building up structures, mainly by introducing different methods of work and display (with-in art and beyond) for generating new modes of sociability.
Katja has conceptualized and produced numerous art exhibitions and events in different parts of Europe (City of Women Festival Ljubljana, 54. October Salon Belgrade, Public Art Munich 2013) and has been active within the city of Munich art space/collective Lothringer13 Florida as well as in a feminist curatorial collective Red Mined. Katja writes and teaches on art, life and feminism, currently at the UDK Berlin and art pedagogy at LMU Munich.
Selected art projects and exhibitions: Living Archive and 54. October Salon with Red Min(e)d (Belgrade, 2013), A Space Called Public, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset (Munich, 2013), GUESTures by Margareta Kern (Munich, 2013), City of Women (Ljubljana, 2000-2008), Cross Border Experience (Ljubljana, 2011), Natural Relations and Humour Works (Ljubljana, Bratislava and Berlin, 2007, 2008), Warmarkt Inc. (Munich, Ljubljana 2006), Station Transition (Munich, 2004).
Since 2011 she has been together with Jelena Petrović (Belgrade/Vienna), Dunja Kukovec (Ljubljana) and Danijela Dugandžić (Sarajevo) active within the feminist curatorial collective Red Min(e)d, working on Living Archive (2011-2015) and Symposium (2017-searching and producing a field of emergent art, feminism and social space.
Katja holds a phd from the LMU university Munich (Frauen schreiben Geschichte(n): Krieg, Geschlecht und Erinnern im ehemaligen Jugoslawien, 2009) and is active also as a lecturer (e.g. Humboldt University of Berlin, 2010, 2013/2014; educational programme within the Living Archive; various conferences).
Katja has (co)edited different volumes on art, literature and feminism (e.g. Performative Gestures Political Moves, 2014 ed. with Lana Zdravković; No One Belongs Here More Than You. The Living Archive: Curating Feminist Knowledge, 2014 ed. with Red Min(e)d; GUESTures, 2014 ed. with Margareta Kern 2014; Gender Literature and Cultural Memory in the Post-Yugoslav Space, 2009 ed. with Jelena Petrović, Damir Arsenijević and Tanja Velagić. Her articles has been published widely (e.g. in: Working with Feminism: Curating and Exhibitions in Eastern Europe, 2012 ed. Katrin Kivimaa; Jugoslavien – Libanon Verhandlung von Zugehörigkeit in fragmentierten Gesellschaften (Literatur – Musik – Kunst – Film), 2012, eds. Miranda Jakiša and Andreas Pflitsch; Sarajevske sveske 14; Postajanje majkom u vreme neoliberalnog kapitalizma, 2013 ed. Ana Vilenica; Living on the Border, 2008 ed. Lana Zdravković and Nenad Jelisaljević etc.