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Kathrin Becker
From 1984 to 1991, Kathrin Becker studied art history and Slavic languages at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, the Moscow State University, and the Leningrad State University. From 1991, She realized alongside exhibitions and publications on contemporary Russian arts ("Self-Identication. Positions in St Peterburg Art from 1970 until today", "Flight, Departure, Disappearance. Moscow Conceptual Art"; "New Moscow. Contemporary Art From St. Petersburg and Moscow") and Soviet Socialist Realism ("Stalin´s Choice. Soviet Socialist Realism Under Stalin"), exhibition projects such as "The Institute of Theore(c)tical Painting", "Landschaft mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre", "pop mix/volume one" & "pop mix/vol. II", "art club berlin", "Last House on the Left", "Can you hear me? 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art", "Cross Links. An Intermedia exhibition project"..

Kathrin Becker started to work as head of the "Video-Forum" at the Berlin arts association "Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK)" 2001, a collection of video art that includes over 1000 works of international artists from the early phase of video art in the 1960s to the present day. Becker was responsible for including some new focuses in the collection, such as the acquisition of works from the East and South East of Europe, as well as the Middle and Far East. Besides digitizing the archive’s holdings, she was responsible for numerous exhibition projects, special programs and screenings, as well as collaborations with institutions in the United States of America, France, the UK, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldavia, Siberia, China, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Estonia, Macedonia, and in Serbia.

Recently, Kathrin Becker realized projects such as “Masculinities”, “Displaced. Interventions/Interactions in public space”, both in Berlin, 2005, or Artur Żmijewski (movie maker) - Selected works", 2007.

Kathrin Becker, head of the Video-Forum at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK) in Berlin since 2001.

Selected Publications

2007 - Catalogue Artur Zmijewski - Selected works, ed. by Kathrin Becker/ NBK, Berlin/ D

- Völcker, Wolfram (Ed.), Was ist Gute Kunst?, Ostfildern/ D Katja Albers & Kathrin Becker: How to watch a videotape/How to judge a videotape. Kleiner Leitfaden zur Qualität der Videokunst

2006 - Catalogue Maryam Jafri. Costume Party - Colony and Native, ed. by Kathrin Becker/ NBK, Berlin/ D

- Lischka, G. J. (Ed.), Zapping Zone, Zurich/ CH Kathrin Becker: Kunst and Fernsehen, Kunst gegen Fernsehen. Aspekte zeitgenössischer Videoproduktion in Deutschland

- Catalogue Urban Creatures, ed. by Dorothee Bienert, Pori Art Museum, Pori/ FIN Kathrin Becker: Mathilde ter Heijne

- Catalogue Kämpfer, Träumer & Co. Johanna und Helmut Kandl, ed. by Stella Rollig/ Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz/ A Kathrin Becker: Herr Karl aus Nemsa

2005 - Catalogue Masculinities, ed. by Kathrin Becker/ NBK, Berlin/ D

- Ackermann, Lisa; Dehler, Uwe (Ed.), Shirin Neshat in conversation, Berlin/ D Kathrin Becker: Introduction

- Catalogue Gia Edzvgeradze & Everything is all Right with friends, ed. by Gia Edzgveradze and Dr. Kurt Wettengl, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund/ D Kathrin Becker: I Knew The Bride (When She Used To RocknRoll)

2004 - Catalogue Andrea Loux. Räume, Geschichten, ed. by Com. for Art + Architecture/ Kanton Bern/ CH Kathrin Becker: Erzählungen mit Lücken. Über die Arbeiten von Andrea Loux

- Catalogue Matthias Müller. Album, ed. by Kathrin Becker/ NBK, Berlin/ D

2003 - Catalogue Louise Bourgeois. Intimate Abstractions, ed. by Beatrice Stammer, Kathrin Becker, et al., Berlin/ D

- Artmagazine BE-Magazin No.10, ed. by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin/ D Kathrin Becker: The melancholy of arrival. On the work of Rui Calçada Bastos

2002 - Catalogue Rudi Molacek. Giverny Graz, ed. by Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz/ A Kathrin Becker: About Rudi Molacek

2000 - Catalogue Remake Berlin, ed. by Kathrin Becker and Urs Stahel, Fotomuseum Winterthur / CH

- Catalogue Eric Hattan. Beton liquide, ed. by Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau & Lars Müller Publishers, Baden/ CH Kathrin Becker: The Artist´s Leg

- Dr. Barbara Barsch and Gabriele Muschter (Ed.), Deutsche Lebensläufe. Gespräche zwischen Ost and West, Berlin/ D Conversation between Kathrin Becker and Gerd Harry Lybke/ Moderator: Claudia Henne

1999 - Catalogue Can you hear me? 2. Ars Baltica Triennale der Photokunst, ed. by Kathrin Becker, Cologne/ D

- Catalogue Neues Moskau. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus St. Petersburg and Moskau, ed. by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Berlin/ D Kathrin Becker: A sense of history. Retro-Totalitarismus und die Kunst der 90er Jahre in Russland

- Catalogue Haralampi G. Oroschakoff, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg & Berlin Press, Berlin/ RUS & D Kathrin Becker: Talk on Site Tour/Polis

- Catalogue crossLinks – an intermedia exhibition project, ed. by Kathrin Becker and Beatrice Stammer, Berlin/ D

1998 - Catalogue Maria Serebriakova, ed. by NBK, Berlin Kathrin Becker: In the Spider´s Web. Maria Serebriakova´s Installations

- Catalogue ARKIPELAG, in the framework of “Stockholm - Cultural Capital of Europe 1998”, Stockholm / S Kathrin Becker: The Sick Soul

- Catalogue Madrid-Berlin, ed. by Centro Cultural Del Coude Duque, Madrid; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Kathrin Becker: Alfred Müller. All our Love for Alfred

1997 - Book Nove chitane ikone, ed. by Soros Center for Cont. Art, Belgrad Kathrin Becker: Oficijelno telo u komunizmu: Lenjin

- Artmagazine Index (Stockholm) 2/1997 Kathrin Becker: Psycho-Mapping (On Jan Svenungsson)

1996 - Catalogue Ute Pleuger. Serielle Räume, Werkbundarchiv Berlin/ D Kathrin Becker: Das Fenster zum Hof

1995 - Catalogue Contemporary Photographic Art from Moscow, ed. by Dr. Alexander Tolnay, Munich & New York/ D & USA Kathrin Becker: Photography vs. Art – Art vs. Photography

- Catalogue The Institute of Theore(c)tical Painting, ed. by Claudia Hart & Kathrin Becker, Kunst-Werke Berlin

- Catalogue (Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre, ed. by Kathrin Becker & Klara Wallner, Cologne

- Catalogue Flug - Entfernung - Verschwinden. Moskauer konzeptuelle Kunst, ed. by Kathrin Becker, Dorothee Bienert and Dr. Milena Slavická, Ostfildern/ D

1994 - Artmagazine below papers, ed. by Thomas Wullfen, Berlin 2/1994 Dellbrügge/de Moll, Kathrin Becker, Christine Hill, Hunter Reynolds, Anatolij Shuravlev: Vocabulary

- Catalogue Andrej Monastyrskij - Unterschriften, ed. by Kunst-Werke, Berlin Kathrin Becker: Textbeitrag

- Catalogue pop mix / volume one, ed. by NBK, Berlin 1) Kathrin Becker: pop mix / volume one. Eine Vorbemerkung 2) Kathrin Becker: Interviews with Gabriele Basch, Claudia Hart and Thomas Hauser

1993 - Catalogue The Aesthetic Arsenal. Socialist Realism under Stalin, ed. by PS. 1 Museum/ The Institute for Contemporary Art, New York/ USA Kathrin Becker: About the Sun

1992 - Artmagazine Spazio Umano/Human Space, Milan, Italy 1/1992 Kathrin Becker/Anatolij Shuravlev: Total Helplessness

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