Ph.D. Art History, Theory, and Criticism with a Concentration in Art Practice
Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
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
Diploma, Fine Arts, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin


The Body and Architecture: Cinematic Expressions of Space, Studio Waveland + Gallery, Waveland, MS
Neu im Verleih, Kino Arsenal, Berlin
A Public Appearance: Artists from the Art Practice PhD Concentration, University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
ARTFilms by 5 Women Filmmakers, Studio Waveland + Gallery, Waveland, MS
Edgewood, screening and event, Edgewood Residency, La Mesa, CA
Wofford Writers Series, film screening and reading, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Finding Things I Don’t Want to Find, screening and reading, Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego
Finding Things I Don’t Want to Find, Presentation Lab, UC San Diego
The Yellow Wallpaper, 1-year presentation on Arsenal Experimental’s online platform at ARTEcreative,
The Practice Series, Discursive and Curatorial Production Initiative, UC San Diego
Thresholds of Intimacy, Mångkulturellt Centrum, Botkyrka
Haunting City, screening introduced by Stephanie Schulte Strathaus, as part of Arsenal in India, Nehru Center, Mumbai; Goethe-Institut, Kolkata
Slide Projector, Agit Prop, San Diego
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
Art Cinema: A Mirror of Germany’s History, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Museu do Ciado, Lisbon, Portugal
Introducing Berlin, Goethe Institute and Alliance Francaise, Bangkok
Blickpunkt Potsdamer Platz, Kino Arsenal, Berlin
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
Spheres of Interest Film Screenings, San Francisco Art Institute
Kinomuseum: Hall of Mirrors, International Short film Festival Oberhausen
1,2,3… Avant-Gardes – Film/Art between Experiment and Archive, sala rekale,
Bilbao, Bizkaia; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Lost Pieces Found Moments, video program as part of Transcities Berlin >> Bucuresti, Sala Dalles, Bucharest
Experimentelle Film- und Videokunst aus Berlin, Arsenal Experimental, Berlin
Invisible Landscapes, Lund Konsthall, Lund
When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York
Perfect City Telepathy, Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles
I Beg Your Pardon, Vera List Center of the Arts, New York
Satom/Weber/Schweiger/Hopf/Pesch, Galerie Ursula Waldbröhl, Düsseldorf
Space Debris “Starship”, Galerie Clages, Köln
Pabellon Cuba 4D – 4Dimensions 4Decades, 8. Havana Biennial, Havana


There Is No Nature That Doesn’t Also Include All of Us, University of Southern Mississippi, 2022
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


The Plantation as Death-World: Necropolitics in Claire Denis’s White Material, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Colorado, 2023
“Enmeshing Profilmic Reality and Digital Space: Mati Diop’s Realist Aesthetic in Atlantics (2019),” presenter, Hidden in Plain Site: Ecology, Mediation, & the Profilmic, pre-constituted panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, online, 2022
“From the Extraction of Natural Resources to the Harnessing of Human Energy: Embodied Debt in Claire Denis’s High Life,” presenter, Extractive Materialities panel, (chair), Association for Literature and the Environment annual, online, 2021
“Imprisonment, Reproductive Labor, and Care in Claire Denis’s High Life,” presenter, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, online 2021
“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


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.