While Katharina Haverich started as a theater maker, in recent years she has been producing works as a performance and multimedia artist. In her performances and live artworks, Haverich examines notions of physical identity and emotional devastation through scenes of violent, continuous metamorphosis. Her main interest lies in states of transition and transformation in relation to current social and political affairs. Haverich’s work departs largely from peculiar dream sequences and biographical moments. She has been staging her most recent performances in unusual spaces outside of the traditional theater context. Creating uncanny atmospheres and unpredictable situations, Haverich constantly renegotiates the position of the audience in her work.
Katharina Haverich studied Acting at the European Film Actor School in Zurich, Theater and Professional Practice at Coventry University (BA), and Theater Studies at Freie Universität in Berlin (MA). 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. Haverich has also been collaborating with Argentinian artists Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez, !KF – Institute for Artistic Research, choreographer Martin Nachbar, musician Christopher Hotti Böhm, Center for Political Beauty and internil – label for performative propaganda services. Together with Cesy Leonard, she founded www.radikaletoechter.de. Radikale Töchter engages young people in democratic processes through means of action art.