Katrin Plavcak was born in Gütersloh, Germany in 1970 and was raised in Zeltweg, Austria. The artist graduated from the Federal Academy for Social Work in Vienna in 1995 and from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1999, after which she spent several study periods abroad in Africa, the United States and China. She was guest lecturer in painting and graphic arts in Ursula Hübner’s class at the Linz University of Arts and Industrial Design, and taught in Antje Majewski’s classes at the Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy and the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. Painting stands at the centre of the artist’s practice. In her exhibitions, images and objects exist in dialogue with one another as if they are one work. She currently lives and works in Berlin.
Solo exhibitions include Gallery Mezzanin (Vienna, 2014), Croxhapox (Ghent, 2013), Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri (Seggiano, Italy 2013), Dispari & Dispari Project (Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2012), Kavi Gupta (Berlin, 2012), Österreichisches Kulturforum (Prague, 2012), Städtische Galerie (Waldkraiburg, 2011), Galerie Mezzanin (Vienna, 2011), Secession (Vienna, 2009), after the butcher (Berlin, 2008).