CV Kathrin Günter

Kathrin GünterKathrin Günter (Germany) has been exploring extensively gossip, star behaviour and the phenomenon of paparazzi photography. Throughout various media, formats and techniques her series “Star Shots” exposes the allegedly scandalous world of celebrity and paparazzi photography.
Further researches and investigations focus on photo chemical processes, spirit photography and other invisible phenomena of the early twentieth century. After successfully materialising the doppelgaenger of certain living stars in her “Celebrity Darkroom”, her latest coup is the design of a Celebrity Tarot Deck. She exhibited worldwide and her work is part of several public and private collections.
In 2000 she was awarded the BFF Award for one of the best diploma in Photography and in 2013 she received the International Teletext Art Award.

Awards and grants
2013

International Teletext Art Award

2002

Project Grant – VG Bild Kunst, Bonn

2000

BFF AWARD 2000, Köln

Activities and features
2014

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

2012

Publication: Kathrin Günter – Star Shots, Aglu Publishing, UK, 2012 (Monography)

Solo Exhibitions (selections)

2016

Seance, janinebeangallery, Berlin (two person show)

2015

SPOTLIGHT VS DARKROOM – Kathrin Günter
JCYM privateoffspace, Frankfurt am Main

2014

Star Shots and ITAF – International Teletext Art Festifal, FISH Showroom, Helsinki, Finland

2012/2013

Star shots 3, Haunted Hollywood, Poltergeist Paparazi & Ghostly Glitterati, Galerina Steiner, Berlin

2008

Star shots 2, artMbassy, Berlin
Star shots 2, PICTA, Photographers Fair, Hamburg

2007

Star shots 2, Galerie kulturreich, Hamburg

2002

STAR SHOTS, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich

2001

STAR SHOTS, Goethe Institut New York / USA

2000

STAR SHOTS, Galerie 11, Verlagshaus Gruner+Jahr, Hamburg
STAR SHOTS, Galerie Kunstadapter Wiesbaden

1999

STAR SHOTS, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions (selections)

2016

MUTA in L‘ unique works of MUTA Museum of Teletext Art collection

at L‘ unique is an art center in Caen Normandy, France

The Killing Moon, three person show, janinebeangallery, Berlin

Berlinischen Galerie, museum for modern art, Berlin

MIANKI gallery, Berlin

EIGEN + ART Lab “Free WiFi/ Gratis WLAN”
// concept by Brendan Howell
artists: Katrin Günther, the Scandinavian Institute of Computational Vandalism, Antonio Roberts, TeYosh, Daniel Rourke, Silvio Lorusso and Renee Carmichael

Art Amsterdam, featured by janinebeangallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

OCCULTISMS-> Humble Arts Foundation, hafny.org, New York City
UNDERCOVER,-> Neue Heimat Berlin, Berlin
ITAF 2014,-> rbb Fernsehstudio, Berlin
Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars and Artists.-> Centre Pompidou-Metz, Frankreich [Katalog]

-> Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main [Katalog]

FATAL, -> Kunstquartier Bethanien, Projektraum, Berlin

2013

INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF
->Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
->ARD Haupstadt Studio, Berlin
->ARDtext, ORFtext, SWISStext
->Musterzimmer Showroom for contemporary art, Berlin
PARALLAX VIEW, FixC cooperative, Helsinki, Finland

2012

International Teletext Art Event, ITAF,
->Pflueger 86, Showroom for contemporary art, Berlin
->ARD TEXTRAY 2012

“Making History”,-> MMK Zollamt, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt [Katalog] The Crystal World Open Laboratory,-> Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2011

OccultoFest,-> Ausland, Berlin, Germany
100 Tage Kunst,-> Verein Düsseldorfer Künstlerinnen e.V, Germany
Awake Are Only the Spirits – On Ghosts and their Media-> CoCA – Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
Casting,-> Galerie “visite ma tente”, Berlin

2009

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

2008

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

2007

Making Up,-> Gallery artMbassy, Berlin [Katalog] Appropriazione indebita,-> NT Art Gallery, Bologna
Appropriazione indebita,-> artMbassy, Berlin [Katalog]

2005

Spezialitäten,-> Gall Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
Die Elf – Das Beste,-> 3. international Triennil for Photography, Gallery Elf, Publishing House Gruner+Jahr,
Hamburg [Katalog]

2004

Showroom,-> Galeria T4, Barcelona / Spanien
Die Poesie de Funktionalen,-> Industriemuseum, Chemnitz [Katalog] KISSING THE MIRROR,-> Raid projects, Los Angeles / USA [Katalog] 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. Phototriennial Esslingen, Villa Merkel [Katalog] PREVIEW – REVIEW,-> GalleryKunstadapter Frankfurt [Katalog] COOL CUTS (MOVIE PASSION),-> Space Kitchen Gallery Seoul / Korea
KUNST UND KUR – ÄSTHETIK DER ERHOLUNG,-> Kunsthaus Meran / Italien [Katalog] ART COLOGNE,-> Köln / BRD, represented by Gallery Andreas Grimm
ART FRANKFURT,-> Frankfurt / BRD, represented by Gallery Kunstadapter

2000

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

1999

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


Workshops

2010

Thought-o-graphy on 16mm film; Worm Institut fuer Medienkunst, Rotterdamm /NL
Thought-o-graphic cities, at Psychogeophysics Summit, Space Gallery, London / UK

2009

Light Unseen, Thought-o-graphic workshop, micro research berlin
Thought-o-graphic experiments, HMKV Dortmund

2008

Ephemeral exposures, instant images: pinhole photography, micro research berlin