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 work deals with nature out of control - with and without human interference. Subjects from the wild, untameable materials and misused devices create an uncanny atmosphere in which the audience has to find their position. A much desired unpredictability of the elements’ behaviour and interplay lends a unique character to each presentation. The manageable theatrical space has been left behind for confined basements, 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 at Thalia Theater and Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as for The Wooster Group in New York. During three years of freelance work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin she assisted Silke Bake, Tania Bruguera, Nevin Aladag, Okwui Enwezor, Omer Fast and Züli Aladag.
Katharina Haverich has been collaborating with the Argentinian artists Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez, !KF – Institute for Artistic Research, choreographer Martin Nachbar, Zentrum für Politische Schönheit and art label internil. She was selected for the mentoring program for emerging artists at Performing Arts Program Berlin. Her live art works show moments of violent, continuous metamorphoses and examine physical identity and emotional devastation.
In 2018, she presented her first live art show "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" together with a VR installation (beta version). In collaboration with musician Christopher Hotti Böhm she continuously develops their sonic performance art piece for a couple. "dreams about girls" is Katharina Haverich's new mixed-media show for which she aims to excavate accounts of female anger from the rural marshlands in Lower Saxony.
2019-2021 Modellförderung (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) for Radikale Töchter (Radical Daughters)
2019 - Work and research grant (Berliner Senat) for "dreams about girls" (WT)
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"
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"
2017 - Artist in Residence at Centro Negra in Murcia, Spain, with "He Wolf / She Man"
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)
_in development "...dreams about girls" (WT) by Katharina Haverich
_"He Wolf / She Man" by Katharina Haverich & Christopher Hotti Böhm in Berlin, Alte Münze
_"Staatenlos" by internil in Berlin, Theaterdiscounter
_"Bedienungsanleitung für eine Revolution" by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Liminale in Nuremberg
_Workshops with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit in Berlin, Vienna and at Filmakademie & Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg
_Radikale Töchter together with Cesy Leonard
_Introspektions-Projekt at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
_"He Wolf / She Man" Premiere at BAM! Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater in Berlin
_"Sequence of a Horse in Motion" live art installation debut in Berlin
_"Sequence of a Horse in Motion" VR installation (beta version) in Berlin
_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man" at fleetstreet in Hamburg
_Artist in Residence with "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" at Schloss Bröllin
_Workshops with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Mladinsko Theatre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at Filmakademie & Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg and at Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik e.V. in Berlin
_work-in-progress showing of "He Wolf / She Man" at Mareschstr. 15 basement in Berlin-Neukölln
_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man" 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 & Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg for the freshmen and women of 2017
_Performer in "Staatenlos" by internil at Vierte Welt and Theaterdiscounter in Berlin
_Initialförderung (Fonds Darstellende Künste) for "einfachAUFSTEHEN" 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