In my performances we experience exceptional situations together with the audience. Participating in other artists’ shows allows me to be part of an international community, learn new methods and develop diverse visual languages. My main interest lies in transitional states: physical transformation and metamorphoses. Peculiar dreams and biographic states are my starting points. I draw from science and the news to connect with the state of affairs. My upcoming works will deal with nature out of control - with and without human interference. Subjects from the wild, untameable materials and misused devices create an uncanny atmosphere while touching the different senses. A much desired unpredictability of the elements’ behaviour and interplay lends a unique character to each presentation of a show. The manageable theatrical space will soon be left behind for vast halls and endless landscapes.
Katharina Haverich studied Acting at the European Film Actor School EFAS in Zurich, Theatre and Professional Practice at Coventry University in Coventry, England, and Theater Studies at Freie Universität in Berlin. She worked as an assistant at Thalia Theater and Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as for The Wooster Group in New York. She did three years of freelance work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin where she assisted Silke Bake, Tania Bruguera, Nevin Aladag, Okwui Enwezor, Omer Fast and Züli Aladag.
Her live art works show moments of violent, continuous metamorphoses and examine physical identity and emotional devastation. Starting materials are peculiar dreams and biographic states. Since 2010 Katharina has been collaborating with the Argentinian artists Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez, internil – Verein zur Untersuchung Sozialer Komposition, Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, !KF – Institut für Künstlerische Forschung and choreograph Martin Nachbar. From 2015-17, she was selected for the Mentoring Programm of the Performing Arts Program Berlin for emerging artists.
2018 - Project funding (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) for "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" VR Installation
2018 - Artist in Residence at fleetstreet (Hamburg) with "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum"
2018 - Artist in Residence at Schloss Bröllin with "Sequence of a Horse in Motion"
2018 - Project funding (Berliner Senat) for "Sequence of a Horse in Motion"
2017-18 - Initialförderung (Fonds Darstellende Künste) for "einfachAUFSTEHEN" (working title)
2017 - Goethe-Institut Research Grant for "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum"
2017 - Artist in Residence at Centro Negra in Murcia, Spain, with "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum"
2016 - Artist in Residence with internil at Flausen Young Artists in Residence, Oldenburg
2015-2018 - Mentee at Performing Arts Program, Berlin. Mentor: Maximilian von Aulock
2013 - FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico)
2010 - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
_"He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum" Premiere in Berlin
_"Sequence of a Horse in Motion" live art installation debut in Berlin
_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum" at fleetstreet in Hamburg
_Artist in Residence with "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" at Schloss Bröllin
_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit in Ljubljana, Slovenia
_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for the freshmen and women of 2018
_work-in-progress showing of live art show "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum" at Mareschstr. 15 basement in Berlin-Neukölln
_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man. Transformationsraum" at Centro Negra in Murcia, Spain, supported by Goethe-Institut
_Performer in "Scholl 2017. 75 Jahre Widerstand" by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Münchner Kammerspiele
_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for the freshmen and women of 2017
_Performer in "Staatenlos" by internil at Vierte Welt and Theaterdiscounter in Berlin (Premiere: October 2017)
_Initialförderung (Fonds Darstellende Künste) for "einfachAUFSTEHEN" (working title) with Martin Nachbar, Eva Plischke, Gabi Dan Droste, Lena Lux, Gaetane Douin, Marina Miller Dessau
_Performer in "Ich bin's, deine Schwestern" by Martin Nachbar and Gabi Dan Droste at fft in Dusseldorf and at Schaxpir Festival in Linz (Austria)
_Artist in Residence with internil at Flausen Young Artists in Residence, Oldenburg
_Performer in "Glühende Landschaften" by internil at Theaterdiscounter Berlin. Part of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin
_Performer in "Ich bin's, deine Schwestern" by Martin Nachbar and Gabi Dan Droste. Premiere April 2016 at KinderTheaterHaus, Hanover. Invited to Tanzkongress 2016 in Hanover and think big #5 in Munich
_Performance and Co-direction for "Glühende Landschaften" by internil – Verein zur Untersuchung Sozialer Komposition at Theaterdiscounter Berlin
_Berlin Diagonale (Tanz im August) Pre-Presentation of "Sequence of a Horse in Motion", live art installation by Katharina Haverich
_Lecture Performance for Institut für künstlerische Forschung at Schredder Theaterfestival in Hildesheim
_Lecture Performance for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
_Lecture Performance with Cesy Leonard for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Neos Lab in Vienna
_Lecture Performance with Cesy Leonard for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Verein Berliner Künstler in Berlin
_Performer for "Kindertransporthilfe des Bundes" by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit in Berlin
_Performer in "Dr. Faustus" at Teatro El Galéon in Mexico-City, Rutas Escénicas 2013 del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) grant.
_Performer in "Occupation" by Nevin Aladag at Rampa Art Gallery in Istanbul
_Director of "Doing So Well (ManMadeMan remix)" for singer songwriter
Olivia Broadfield. Music video, HD, 3min. Istanbul
_Performer in "M.31, K.62, K.85" by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers at Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Berlin.
_Performer in "Dr. Faustus" by Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez at Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas in Buenos Aires, DAAD grant
_Performer in "Regenbogenblick" by Arto Sebastian. Music video, Super 8, 5min. Berlin
_Concept and performance for "New Blond Woman", transformation project for the duration of four months at Freie Universität and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin