curator, Berlin/Vienna

Kathrin Rhomberg (born 1963) is a curator. She is also an advisor and corresponding member of Secession, Vienna. From 2002 to 2007, she was director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and from 1994 to 2001, she was curator and exhibition organizer at Secession, Vienna. In 2002, Rhomberg and Maria Hlavajova founded the tranzit network, which supports exchange and contemporary art practices in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Recent curatorial projects include: the 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2010; Roman Ondák: Loop, Czech and Slovak Republic Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; and Ion Grigorescu: In the Body of the Victim 1969-2008, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, 2009. Her co-curated projects include: Sanja Iveković. General Alert. Works 1974–2007, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2007; Projekt Migration, Cologne, 2002–2006;; and Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, 2000. Rhomberg lives and works in Vienna.

During her stay at BAK, Rhomberg works with Maria Hlavajova on the international long-term, multifaceted, and transdisciplinary project FORMER WEST, initiated by BAK

under the artistic directorship of Hlavajova. Her residency stay focuses on the development of the 3rd FORMER WEST Research Congress in Vienna, 2012, and the conception of a transdisciplinary project in Berlin, which addresses the new idea of art under the condition of the “former West.”