Katalin Deér

Two, two-and-a-half, and three dimensions

The sculptor Katalin Deér continues to work consistently once again on the borders between pictorial and sculptural representation of designed structures. Using unusual combinations of photographs, cardboard models, reflections and cement as a sculptural casting material, she creates objects that open up new and unfamiliar spatial dimensions for viewers.

Katalin Deér — Biography

65            Born in Palo Alto, Ca., USA. moved to Switzerland in 1969,
                 and to Germany in 1970
90-96      Study of visual art, Hochschule der Künste, now UdK, Berlin
96            Masters student with Lothar Baumgarten
97-02      Lived in Berlin and New York
Since 04  Lives in St.Gallen

Exhibitions and Participation (selection)

1996     Basilica Aemilia
              Architektenkammer, Berlin
1997     Exhibition
              Kunst und Technik, Berlin
1998     sehen sehen - berlin 1998
              loop - raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin
1998     Architecture! Architecture! Architecture!
              Hunter College, MfA Gallery, New York, NY
1998     Seven Year Itch Anniversary Show: Artists from NYC
              Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida
1998     Studio prize 1998
              Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Oberschöneweide, Berlin
1999     Artists for children
              Benefit auction for Unicef, Jewish Museum, Berlin
1999     Fellowship holder
              Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Bahnhof Westend, Berlin
2000     Double Distance
              Anthology Film Archives Gallery, New York, NY
2000     small world — Staged Photography
              *67, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2001     berlin_london
              ICA — Institute of Contemporary Art, London
2001     Modell | Skulptur
              NBK — Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2002     Artists Imagine Architecture
              ICA — Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2003     diamond paper
              Future7 Collection, Berlin
2003     Exhibition
              Guest studio, Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen, CH
2005     Edition Dresden, 10 Berliner Artists
              Städtische Galerie Dresden
2005     Studio prize recipient, 50 years Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft,
              Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
2006     Räume
              Trudelhaus, Baden, CH
2006     Sitterwerk 01
              St.Gallen, CH
2007     Sitterwerk 02
              St.Gallen, CH
2008     Das endlose Haus
              Kunstverein im Katharinen, St.Gallen, CH
2008     Showdown (June 5, 2008)
              exex, St.Gallen, CH
2008     Present Things
              Pratt Institute, New York, NY, USA
2008     A second showing
              IBZ Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2009     PhotoDimensional
              MoCP - Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago,                       USA
2009     Neo 09 - Das Klappen von Zeit
              art in architecture, Windfang, St.Otmar, St. Gallen, CH
2009     Present Things
              Kunstverein Heilbronn, D
2009     Gottes Haus  (October 2009-January 2010)
              MMKK — Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt

Stipends and Prizes

1997-99    NaFöG — Fellowship, Senat Berlin
1997-99    Studio stipend from the Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin
1998          Studio prize of the Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin
1999-00   Work stipend from Kunstfonds, e.V.
2000         Fellowship from DAAD for New York
2002         Fellowship from the NYFA, New York Foundation for the
                   Arts, NY
2007         Work stipend from the City of St.Gallen


2001         Catalogue for NBK Berlin, text by Knut Ebeling
2002         Catalogue for ICA Boston, text by Jessica Morgan
2003         List of artists,,
                   text by Christina Bitter
2005         Catalogue for the edition of the Städtischen Galerie,
                   Dresden, text by Agnes Wegner
2005         Catalogue «Atelierpreisträger», Haus am Waldsee,
                   Berlin, text by Katja Blomberg
2008         Collection of cards for Showdown, exex, St. Gallen,
                   text Corinne Schatz
2009         Artist book «Present Things» snoeck, Cologne, text
                   by Max Wechsler (published July 2009)


Literature in the Art Library