Katharina Aigner

born 1983, lives and works as an artist in Vienna. 

Before graduating in 2014 from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Video- and Video Installation, she studied singing, dancing and acting in Hamburg and completed a BA in Theatre, Film and Media Studies. 

Katharina Aigner traces queer, lesbian her(stories) and narratives and deals with politics of visibility and a feminist-critical revision of an established canon and scene. Her performative installations and video works have recently revolved around the writer Natalie Clifford Barney, whose salon in 1920s Paris was the meeting place of a lesbian artist milieu. Her current artistic research focuses on repressions of lesbian life during the Nazi regime.