Katharina Brandl (*1986) is the designated artistic director of Kunstraum Niederoesterreich (starting in 2019). She studied political science (Mag.) and art history (BA) at the University of Vienna, as well as critical studies (MA) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has worked in research funding & communications and as researcher, writer, curator and manager in the arts – for example as researcher and managing editor for the Austrian contribution to the Architectural Biennale in Venice in 2014, as manager for an international studio- and residency program and as tutor at the Department for Art History of the University of Vienna. Besides her work in the arts and in academics, she co-founded the NPO “Sorority” and co-founded (with Therese Kaiser) the feminist festivals “Business Riot” and “Rrriot”. She is mainly based in Basel, where is currently working as a research and teaching associate at the chair of art theory at the University of Basel (CH), and has been a fellow of eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes.
Photo (c) Roman Seifert