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Katharina Maria Wienen

MA work


What does it mean to take up space? Who is allowed to take up space? What is considered architectural and absent space?

(st)air(c/sp)a(s/c)e is a body of research manifesting through the cyclical extrusion and collapse of two-into-three-dimensionality. This formal investigation interrogates the relationship of architectural, bodily and absent space.

Through the two rotated projected performances and the materiality of the installation, the work aims to create new perspectives of looking at space, the body and movement. The performer is projected in the scale of 1:1 and in order to stay within the screen ratio of 16:9 she takes up a measurable surface of more than seven square metres. The translucency and reflectiveness of the materials make her immeasurable and consequently the boundaries of an architectural regime begin to break. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2018

  • I am interested in designing new perspectives that simultaneously question how to look at and experience space. Working on the intersection of art and architecture, my work is centred around researching the relationship between architectural, bodily and absent space.

  • Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Design, Inter-Architecture, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2015
  • Experience

  • Architectural Assistant, David Chipperfield Architects, London, 2017; Artist in Residence, Shiro Oni Studio, Onishi, 2016; Intern Designer, ILA Architects, Amsterdam, 2015; Intern Designer, DUS Architects, Amsterdam, 2014; Internship in the Graphic Department, Ogilvy Brand Center, Düsseldorf, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; V&A Friday Late Event, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2017; V&A Friday Late Event, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2017; Space 2016, Q–PARK, 39-41 Whitcomb Street, London, 2016; Shiro Oni Studio - Artist in Residence Exhibition, Onishi, 2016; In de Diamantfabriek, Amsterdam, 2016; Dutch Design Week 2015, Eindhoven, 2015; Graduation Show 2015, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2015; Hyperlocal, Povvera, Berlin, 2014; Anticipated Decay - Towards a Grand Ruin, deSERVICEGARAGE, Amsterdam, 2014