Katja Seib

1989 · Germany

Artist biography

Katja Seib is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Bernd Koberling, Gabriele Basch, Paul Du Bois-reymond, Christian Flamm, and Sebastian LUDWIG. Katja Seib was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Katja Seib is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Cassina Projects in Milan, Italy and fiebach, minninger in Cologne, Germany. Katja Seib's work has most recently been exhibited at Sadie Coles HQ | Davies Street in London (16 November 2018 until 26 January 2019) with the exhibition dear diary. Katja Seib's work has also been exhibited during the chasing rabbits exhibition at Château Shatto in Los Angeles, the United States (20 September 2019 - 22 November 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Katja Seib

Katja Seib was born in 1989 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this time. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Katja Seib

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