Katharina Balgavy studied international development studies, Fine arts and Critical studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She works as a curator and associate director in contemporary art and arts-based research in Berlin and Cape town. Her curation and program activities are characterised by their investigations of globalisation, temporality, environmentalism and notions of nationalism.
Katharina works in commissioned projects for selected media and art culture institutions. Her works include clients like the Guggenheim Museum, TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Palais Liechtenstein, Vogue, vice media among others. Katharina founded the plastic index, a curatorial platform for culture + sustainability in corporate projects and art institutions, while she develops new media projects worldwide.