Katrin Ströbel (*1975) lives and works in Marseille (F), Stuttgart (D) and Rabat (MA). Her drawings, installations and videos deal with semiotics, the relation of words and images, (pictorial) languages and cultural codes. Through travel grants and longer stays in Europe but also Africa and America since 2004 (France, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, the U.S. and Peru among others), her work deals with issues like impacts of urbanism and architecture, migration, borders, body politics, gender and space.
Katrin Ströbel studied visual art, intermedia arts and literature. She holds a PhD in art theory and teaches since 2013 as a professor for drawing at Villa Arson, école nationale supérieure d'art Nice, France.


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1995 to 2001
State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
1997 to 2002
Literature Studies at the University of Stuttgart
2012
PhD Philipps University Marburg, Institute for Art History

since 2013
Professor at Villa Arson, Ecole Nationale supérieure d´art, Nice, France

Guest lecturer for drawing at National Art School (Study Center For Drawing), Sydney, Australia
Associate Professor at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Guest lecturer for experimental drawing at Illinois State University, School of Art, Bloomington, USA
Lecturer State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
Further lectures, workshop and talks (amongst others) at:
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon
Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
Source du Lion, Casablanca, Morocco
École de Design et de Communication, Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco
Ecole Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Tetouan, Morocco
Ecole Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Dakar, Senegal
College of New Jersey, Trenton, USA

2013
Deutsches Studienzentrum, Venice, Italy

2012
Artist in Residence, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

2011
Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal/Bloomington, USA
Grant Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg

2010
guest professor and residency at the Villa Arson, école nationale supérieure d’art in Nice, France
travel grant for Lima, Peru. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart/Berlin
IBK Art Prize for Contemporary Drawing
shortlisted for Evelyne Encelot association Women & Art 2009-2010 Prize, France

2009
Artist in Residence, Goethe Institut Dakar, Senegal
Rhône-Alpes Stipendium, Ministry of Baden-Württemberg

2008
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2007/09
studio grant, Ministry of Baden-Württemberg

2006
cross culture grant for Morocco, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart/Berlin

2005
Artist in Residence, Ateliers d´Artistes de la Ville de Marseille
debut grant, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart

2004
grant of Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin
travel grant, German-French Council for culture (Deutsch-französischer Kulturrat)