Katharina Siegel (29.07.1993, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is a Visual Artist that mainly focuses on the medium of photography. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Katharina has studied Sociology and after that she studied Graphic Design. Right now she is graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in Photography. Her works focus on questions of identity, intimacy and the contemplation of the inner world. Hiding, concealing and masking are central topics within Katharina's work, which can be seen as an attempt to turn the inner world to the outside and make it become visible. Her works have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris and Frankfurt.
The series ‘Casting Out’ (2019 - 2020) features analog images from the families archive. Each image shows family members whose faces are covered with an object that makes them unrecognisable. The series is influenced by the personal relationships within the artists family. Closeness, companionship, growing up and conflict are part of the series. Hidden family stories and childhood memories served as a source of inspiration. The series takes a humorous and loving look at shared family memories. Objects on top of the faces of family members makes them unrecognisable, except for the family members themselves. The objects that cover the individuals refer to the personal connection between artist and the portrayed person. ‘Casting Out’ is about personal histories, family ties and memories within the artist’s family.