Artist Statement

Kathrin Günter has studied extensively gossip, star behaviour and the
phenomenon of paparazzi photography. Through various artistic media,
formats and techniques her main body of work exposes the allegedly
scandalous realm of paparazzi,- and celebrity photography. Parallel
studies focus on the so called occultism, including spirit
photography, tarot or voodoo. Her latest works
combine in a critical and at times humorous way these two seemingly
devious phenomena.

Under the name of "House of Hamelin", Kathrin Günter invites selected
artists to participate in her ongoing project "Celebrity Voodoo
Candles". Furthermore, she gives private Tarot readings with her
Celebrity Tarot Deck on a regular basis in collaboration with
janinebeangallery in Berlin.

instagram @house_of_hamelin

Awards and grants

2013 International Teletext Art Award
2002 Project Grant for "white noise" - VG Bild Kunst, Bonn
2000 BFF AWARD 2000, Köln.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Blende, Kathrin Günter - Florian Fausch, janinebeangallery (two person show)
2017 The Empty House, janinebeangallery Berlin
2016 SEANCE, Kathrin Günter und Tanja Selzer, janinebeangallery, Berlin (two person show)
2015 SPOTLIGHT VS DARKROOM - Kathrin Günter (Arbeiten zwischen Appropriation Art und experimenteller Fotografie), JCYM privateoffspace, Frankfurt/Main
2014 Star Shots and ITAF - International Teletext Art Festival, FISH Showroom, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Star shots 3, Haunted Hollywood, Poltergeist Paparazi & Ghostly Glitterati, Galerina Steiner, Berlin
2008 Star shots 2, artMbassy, Berlin
2008 Star shots 2, PICTA, Photographers Fair, Hamburg
2007 Star shots 2, Galerie kulturreich, Hamburg
2002 STAR SHOTS, Galerie Andreas Grimm, München
2001 STAR SHOTS, Goethe Institut New York / USA
2000 STAR SHOTS, Galerie 11, Verlagshaus Gruner+Jahr, Hamburg
2000 STAR SHOTS, Galerie Kunstadapter Wiesbaden
1999 STAR SHOTS, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020 DODO DIALOGUES. janinebeangallery, Berlin (coming up)
2020 Art as remedy, janinebeangallery, Berlin
2020 "Online Performance Reihe" at Bark Berlin Gallery, curated by Polina Piagin
2020 Museum of Teletext Art, MUTA collaborates with YLE TeletextTeletext Art 2020, TART2020, Bar Bronco, Helsinki Finland

2019 Friends with Books - art book fair Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwart, Berlin
2019 ORF TELETEXT meets art, Ars Electronica, Linz
2019 Interlude, Freiburg im Breisgau

2018 Blende, Kathrin Günter - Florian Fausch, janinebeangallery
2018 Frieze London, Deutsche Bank Common Wealth Lounge

2017 PARK, Galerie im Turm, Berlin
2017 Ja zum Bild, Galerie Martina Kaiser, Cologne
2017 Ladies' Night, Feinkunst Krueger, Hamburg
2017 Fad and Fury, janinebeangallery Berlin
2017 Re-Spirit Berlin, proudcollector, The Grand, Berlin

2016 MUTA in L' unique. Works from MUTA Museum of Teletext Art collection, L' Unique Art Center, Caen, France
2016 FREE WIFI//GRATIS WLAN, eigen+art lab, Berlin
2016 60 Jahre Telefonseelsorge, Benefiz-Kunstauktion, Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Berlin
2016 THE KILLING MOON, janinebeangallery berlin
2016 RAI Art Amsterdam, presented by janinebeangallery, Berlin
2016 SEANCE, Kathrin Günter und Tanja Selzer, janinebeangallery, Berlin

2014 Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars and Artists. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main [Katalog]
2014 Paparazzi! Centre Pompidou-Metz, Frankreich [Katalog]
2014 OCCULTISMS, Humble Arts Foundation, hafny.org, New York City
2014 FATAL, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Projektraum, Berlin
2014 UNDERCOVER, Neue Heimat Berlin, Berlin
2014 ITAF 2014, rbb Fernsehstudio, Berlin

2013 INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2013 INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF ARD Haupstadt Studio, Berlin
2013 INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF ARDtext, ORFtext, SWISStext
2013 PARALLAX VIEW, FixC cooperative, Helsinki, Finland

2012 RAY 2012 "Making History", MMK Zollamt, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt [Katalog]

2011 100 Tage Kunst, Verein Düsseldorfer Künstlerinnen e.V, Germany

2010 Awake Are Only the Spirits - On Ghosts and their Media, CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
2010 Casting, Galerie "visite ma tente", Berlin

2009 Voyeur, Whitechapel Late Nights, Whitechapel Gallery, Red Velvet Curtain Cult, London, UK
2009 Wach sind nur die Geister, HardwareMedienKunstVerein, Phoenixhalle Dortmund [Katalog]
2009 Urban Jealousy, 1st Roaming Iran Biennial, Belgrad

2008 Scope Miami, vertreten durch die Galerie artMbassy Berlin Miami/USA
2008 „Jahresgaben“, Haus der Fotografie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2008 Urban Jealousy, 1st Roaming Iran Biennial, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
2008 Tickle attack! Backlight Festival, international Triennial for Photography, Tampere/Finnland [Katalog]
2008 Prix VoiesOff, Rencontres, Arles/France
2008 Urban Jealousy, 1st Roaming Iran Biennial, Istanbul/Turkey

2007 Making Up, Galerie artMbassy, Berlin [Katalog]
2007 Appropriazione indebita, NT Art Gallerie, Bologna
2007 Appropriazione indebita, artMbassy, Berlin [Katalog]

2005 Spezialitäten, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
2005 Die Elf - Das Beste, 3. international Triennale der Photographie, Galerie Elf, Verlagshaus Gruner+Jahr, Hamburg [Katalog]

2004 Die Poesie de Funktionalen, Industriemuseum, Chemnitz [Katalog]
2004 KISSING THE MIRROR, Raid projects, Los Angeles / USA [Katalog]
2004 WIRKLICH WAHR!, Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien, Ruhrlandmuseum Essen [Katalog]

2003 GEOMETRY OF THE FACE, National museum of Photography, Kopenhagen / Denmark [Katalog]

2002 HOLLYWOOD REVISITED, Kunstmuseum Aarhus / Denmark [Katalog]

2001 MOVING PICTURES, 5. int. Phototriennale Esslingen, Villa Merkel [Katalog]
2001 PREVIEW - REVIEW, Galerie Kunstadapter Frankfurt [Katalog]
2001 COOL CUTS (MOVIE PASSION), Space Kitchen Gallery Seoul / Korea
2001 KUNST UND KUR - ÄSTHETIK DER ERHOLUNG, Kunsthaus Meran / Italien [Katalog]
2001 ART COLOGNE, Köln / BRD, vertreten durch Galerie Andreas Grimm
2001 ART FRANKFURT, Frankfurt / BRD, vertreten durch Galerie Kunstadapter

2000 REINHARD WOLF Preis, Ausstellungsbeteiligung, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
2000 AUSGEZEICHNET, Photokina Köln [Katalog]
2000 AUSGEZEICHNET, Design Zentrum Stuttgart [Katalog]

1999 FASHION AND EROTIC IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Salon Galerie, Bremen
1999 MEDIEN, Gutenberg Pavillion Mainz

Features

2016 Feature: TV Interview for STILBRUCH in the context of the exhibition SEANCE at janinebeangallery, rbb Fernsehen, Berlin
2016 Feature: SABAT MAGAZINE - The Mother Issue. Featured work : The Go-Between

2014 Jury Member for ITAF 2014 international Teletext Art Award
2014 Jury Member of photography competition “Tous Paparazzi!”, WIPPLAY, Paris / Frankreich
2014 Feature: TV Interview for Abendschau in the context of the International Teletext Festival, rbb Fernsehen, Berlin
2014 Feature: Photomediations Machine – Plattform for contemporary photography: Haunted Hollywood, Poltergeist Paparazzi & Ghostly Glitterati 2014 http://photomediationsmachine.net/ curated by Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmith University, London)
2014 Feature: Magazine: “Occulto Issue e” - : Haunted Hollywood, Poltergeist Paparazzi & Ghostly Glitterati

2012
Publikation: Kathrin Günter - Star Shots, Aglu Publishing, UK, 2012 (Monography)

Workshops

2010 Thought-o-graphy on 16mm film; Worm Institut fuer Medienkunst, Rotterdamm / NL
2010 Thought-o-graphic cities, at Psychogeophysics Summit, Space Gallery, London / UK
2009 Light Unseen, Thought-o-graphic workshop, micro research berlin
2009 Thought-o-graphic experiments, HMKV Dortmund
2008 Ephemeral exposures, instant images: pinhole photography, micro research berlin


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