Curator and art historian, Basel
Katharina Brandl studied political science (Mag.) and art history (BA) at the University of Vienna, as well as critical studies (MA) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Katharina Brandl has worked in research funding & communications and as researcher, writer, curator and manager in the arts – for example as researcher and managing editor for the Austrian contribution to the Architectural Biennale in Venice in 2014, as manager for an international studio- and residency program, as tutor at the Department for Art History of the University of Vienna and as guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts. Besides her work in the arts and in academia, she co-founded the Austrian NPO Sorority and was the executive co-director of the feminist festival Business Riot in Vienna. She lives in Basel since 2016, where she conducted her PhD research first at the University of Basel as a fellow of eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, and since the fall term of 2018 as a research assistant at the chair of art theory at the seminar of art history at the University of Basel.