Katharina Ziemke (Germany) studied fine arts at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris. Originally trained as a painter, she now works in a variety of forms of artistic expression, such as sculpture, theatre, performance and video art. Her work has been shown internationally, in venues in New York, London, Paris, Lyon, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, and Vilnius. Ziemke collaborates regularly with the Schaubühne Theatre and German director Thomas Ostermeier, for whom she creates wall drawings and live painting performances (for his productions, ‘An Enemy of the People, ‘The Seagull’, ‘Professor Bernhardi’). In this context, she developed the idea of ‘performing’ watercolour paintings in public, filming their evolution.

 Ziemke works on women who have been forgotten by historiography, bringing them back to life, as it were, in her art.

This spring, Ziemke was in Paris with the support of the Institut Français to work on a video piece about the first female scientist at the Museum national d’Histoire Naturelle.