Katharina Balgavy works in the curatorial and strategic program of new media projects, in contemporary art and in arts-based research in Berlin. Her research and program activities are characterised by their investigations of globalisation, temporality, frameworks in environmentalism and socio-economical studies.
Katharina studied International development studies at the University Vienna and Media technologies, as well as Fine arts and Critical studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her works include clients like the Guggenheim Museum, TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Palais Liechtenstein, Vogue, vice media, Alexander McQueen among others. Katharina is a communications director, writer and researcher in cultural studies, working in commissioned projects for selected media and institutions. As a producer, and a creative director, she developed visual strategies and corporate business strategies for various clients with program activities in the visual arts sector since 2001.
Katharina founded the index in 2013, an association and curatorial platform for culture + sustainability in project and art agendas, intersecting themes on sustainability, future ecologies, architecture, design, and contemporary art.