CV

EDUCATION

2016
Ph.D. Art History, Theory, and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice
Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
2013
M.A. Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
2000 – 2001
Studio Program, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York
1999
Diploma, Fine Arts, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin

SELECTED SCREENINGS

Edgewood, HD video, color, sound, 21 min, 2019

2019
Edgewood Residency, by Anya Gallaccio and Kelly Eginton, La Mesa, CA

Finding Things I Don’t Want to Find, HD video, color, sound, 58min, 2017
Distributed by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art

2019
Wofford Writers Series, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
2018
The Locals, Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego, CA
2016
pre-release screening, Visual Arts Presentation Lab, University of California San Diego

The Yellow Wallpaper, video, color, 15min, 2008
Distributed by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin

2019
ARTFilms by 5 Women Filmmakers, Studio Waveland + Gallery, Waveland, MS
2013    
The Yellow Wallpaper, 1-year presentation on Arsenal Experimental’s online platform at ARTEcreative, creative.arte.tv
2012    
Thresholds of Intimacy, Mångkulturellt Centrum, Botkyrka
2009
Video Visions
, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
My Room My Space, video program as part of lecture series Other Dimensions, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Filmhaus Kino, Vienna
Arsenal Summer School, Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin

The Uninvited, video, color, 15min, in collaboration with Judith Hopf, 2005
Distributed by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin
2012
Haunting City
, screening introduced by Stephanie Schulte Strathaus, as part of Arsenal in India, Nehru Center, Mumbai; Goethe-Institut, Kolkata
2009
Introducing Berlin
, film program by Mario Pfeifer, Goethe Institut and Alliance Francaise Bangkok
Sun Screens, Kino Arsenal, Berlin
2008
Blickpunkt Potsdamer Platz
, Kino Arsenal, Berlin
2007
Spheres of Interest Film Screenings
, San Francisco Art Institute
Kinomuseum: Hall of Mirrors, International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen
Aviva Berlin, Kurzfilme von Künstlerinnen, Kino Arsenal, Berlin
2006
Lost Pieces Found Moments
, video program as part of Transcities Berlin >> Bucuresti, Sala Dalles, Bucharest
Experimentelle Film- und Videokunst aus Berlin, Arsenal Experimental, Berlin
2005
Perfect City Telepathy,
Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
The Practice Series,
Discursive and Curatorial Production Initiative, UC San Diego
2011
I Could Drive Forever
, Visual Art Facility Main Gallery, UC San Diego
Slide Projector, Agit Prop, San Diego
2009
Art Cinema: A Mirror of Germany’s History
, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Museu do Ciado, Lisbon, Portugal
You Make Me Laugh, S1F Gallery, Los Angeles
2008
The Yellow Wallpaper,
The Wall Gallery, Los Angeles
The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York
Artist as Publisher, The Center for Book Arts, New York
2007
1,2,3… Avant-Gardes – Film/Art between Experiment and Archive,
sala rekale,
Bilbao, Bizkaia; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2006
Invisible Landscapes,
Lund Konsthall, Lund
When Artists Say We,
Artists Space, New York
Satom/Weber/Schweiger/Hopf/Pesch, Galerie Ursula Waldbröhl, Düsseldorf
2005
I Beg Your Pardon,
Vera List Center of the Arts, New York
2004
Space Debris “Starship”, Galerie Clages, Köln
2003
Pabellon Cuba 4D – 4Dimensions 4Decades
, 8. Havana Biennial, Havana
Usted Está Aquí, Espacio La Rebecca, Bogotá; Las 29 Enchufes, Madrid; Galeria
Metropolitana, Chile
2002
Katrin Pesch und Gunther Reski,
KunstBank, Berlin
2001
New Wight Biennial,
New White Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Lecture Lounge, Clocktower PS1, New York
2000
Models of Resistance, Ovengaden, Copenhagen
1999
Bohemian Dip – 3 Tableaux Vivants, Laden Schröderstrasse, Berlin

CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

Spheres of Glass: Re-imagining Aesthetics of Nature and the Social, co-curator, exhibition with film and lecture series, Visual Arts Gallery, UC San Diego, 2014
Clouds of Dust, concept and organization, temporary open-air cinema and film program featuring silent and artists’ films shot in the California desert, Twenty-Nine Palms, 2011
New Ghost Entertainment-Entitled, concept and artistic direction, exhibition project with film program on ghosts as alternative mode of critique, Kunsthaus Dresden; Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2006 – 2007
No No Wave, curator, film program for Now and 10 Years Ago: An Exhibition on Relationships Between Cultural Production and Urban Development, curated by Axel John Wieder, Stephan Dillemuth and Joseph Strau, Kunstwerke Berlin e.V., Berlin, 2004 – 2005
“Sex”- Kino, concept and organization, temporary cinema space with films of avant-garde women filmmakers, in collaboration with Judith Hopf, Berlin, 2002
Baustop randstadt.- Aggressives, Nicht-akkumulatives Städtisches Handlen, co-organization, collaborative exhibition project on the urban and economic restructuring of Berlin in the 1990s, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 1998

CONFERENCES, PANELS, ARTIST TALKS

“The Poisoned Flume: On Material Resources and Meaning Making in the Videographic Essay,” presenter, When Words Fail? Weaving Warily Between The Film Essay And The Videographic Essay pre-constituted panel (co-chair), Society For Cinema & Media Studies Conference, Toronto, 2018
Sensory Ethnography Writing Lab, speaker, Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations, CoLED conference, University of California San Diego, 2016
Seminar On Sensory Ethnography, panel, Kathleen Stewart (UT Austin), Marina Peterson (Ohio University), Lesley Stern (UCSD), Cristina Rivera-Garza (UCSD) and Katrin Pesch (UCSD), Studio for Ethnographic Design, University of California San Diego, 2016
Lecture on Claire Denis, Visiting Lecture Series, Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, 2015
“Ecologies of Debt in Claire Denis’s The Intruder (2004), presenter, Interrogating Late Capitalism panel, (chair), Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference,
Montreal, 2015
“Stealth Killers – Rethinking the Notion of Environment with Claire Denis’s I Can’t Sleep,” presenter, Ecocinema/Ecocriticism panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, 2014
Horizon and Environment in the Films of Ning Hao: An Ecocritical and Transnational Approach, presenter, Transnational Cinema panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, 2013
The Uninvited: A Day in Berlin’s ‘New Center’ (Neue Mitte), presenter, The Uninvited panel, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, 2008
Artist Talk, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 2004
Lecture Performance, Public Affairs: Performance as Political Action, symposium, MuseumModerner Kunst, Vienna, 2003

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sheena Ghanbari, “UC San Diego First Art Practice Ph.D. Candidate to Graduate in June.”UC San Diego News Center, 5.27.2016. Here
Katharina Windorfer. “Intermediale Konzepte in The Yellow Wallpaper von Charlotte Perkins Gilman und The Yellow Wallpaper von Katrin Pesch.” In Intertextualität, Intermedialität und Transmedialität. Zur Beziehung zwischen Literatur und anderen Medien, edited by Volker C. Dörr and Tobias Kurwinkel (Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen und Neuman, 2014): 103-119. Here
Sheena Ghanbari. “Visual Arts Launches New Concentration in Art Practice.” UC San DiegoNews Center, 9.24.2009. Here
Jon Mujika. “El Arte Que Revela Una Vida Latente al Otro Lado del Cristal de la Pantalla.” DEIA, 12.21.2007
Olaia F. Jacob. “Reliquias de Filmoteca Convertidas en Vanguardia.” El Mundo, 12.21.2007.
Cristina Nord. “Fay Wray Spukt im Netz.” Die Tageszeitung, 01.23.2007.
Sven von Reden. “Bogart und Bergman Nehmen Sie Bei der Hand – 53. Internationale Kurzfilmtage: Einladung ins Kinomuseum.” K.West – das Feuilleton für NRW, Mai 2007. Here
Uwe Salzbrenner. “Woher Kommen die Merkwürdigen Lichter.” Sächsische Zeitung, 27.12.2006.
Grit Dora. “Ach Wenn’s Mir Nur Gruselte.” Dresdener Kulturmagazin, November 2006.
Robin Laurence. “Ghostly Apparitions of All Shapes and Sizes.” The Georgia Straight, 02.11.2006.
Eric Bluhm. “Perfect City Telepathy.” artUS, April 2006
Krause/Tollmann. “Judith Hopf und Katrin Pesch.” Neue Review, 07.10.2005.
Matthias Mühling. “Bäume mit Bäuchen.” Der Tagesspiegel, 21.09.2002. Here
Nancy de Holl. “Proposal.” New Wight Biennial, UCLA, October 2001.
Jochen Becker. “Urban Action – Biographische Erzählung zur stadtpolitisch-intervenierenden Praxis des freien fachs.” In Bigness? Size Does Matter. Edited by Jochen Becker (Berlin: b_books, 2001): 230-243.
Axel John Wieder. “Bohemian Dip.” Frieze, November 1999. Here
Diedrich Diederichsen. “Best of 1998: Baustop.randstadt.” Artforum, December 1998.

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