Katja Strunz

Central to Strunz’s practice is the grasp and reflection of temporal, historical and spatial resonances, what she has termed ‘aftermath’, which echoes between the past and the present. Strunz uses materials and objects gathered from forgotten locations, and sometimes with obsolete or outmoded function. Employing various techniques, such as collage and mimesis, Strunz’s installations and sculptures act as trauma or memory; disrupting our linear perception of time.

Strunz is the 2013 recipient of the Vattenfall Contemporary Award. She was born in Ottweiler, Germany; and lives and works in Berlin. 

Courtesy of The Modern Institute