Katja Pudor – The Inner Voice

Katja Pudor

The Inner Voice

The performative exploration of drawing. The body as an echo chamber


Exhibition duration: November 17th – December 16th, 2023


Vernissage: Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m

Artist Talk: Saturday, December 2 at 4 – 7 p.m.

Finissage: Saturday, December 16 at 4 p.m.


Opening hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Katja Pudor works at the interface between drawing and performance. In the sound-based drawings, Pudor examines the effect of sound/tone: what is the relationship between sound and the body and its tension on the sense of hearing. How does the body, which itself is a resonance body, relate with one another with its internal vibrations and external tensions? 


The format of the performance enables her to make processes of visual action directly visible in their temporal and spatial dimensions. The performative-drawing process is the connection of now-states that come together out of an inner necessity, out of direct perception. the concentration is exclusively on the upcoming actions.


“The architectural space is transformed into a drawing medium that transcends its own limitations and enables me, the person within it - the draftswoman- to explore my procedures: that one thing grows out of another, that the time curve bends and that the drawing anticipates or remembers in retrospect. This direct, process-like approach focuses more on experimentation than previously.”


In her artistic practice, Katja Pudor positions herself in a field of relationships with others. She connects with other artists, with time, with landscapes and with architectural places. “Whoever appropriates the other does not remain the same. Acquisition brings with it a transformation of the self. Not only the subject of appropriation, but also the appropriated other is transformed.” (Byung-Chul Han)

This quote describes her attitude.

Work list


Outside and inside at the same time, 2023

Tinte auf Leinwand, 160 cm x 320 cm


Urania Universum, 1 - 5, 2018

Linoldruck auf Buchseiten, 23,5 x 16 cm, gerahmt auf Museumskarton, Museumsglas UV 60, entspiegelt


Parallels to the core, 1 - 3, 2023

Tinte, Fineliner und Marker auf Papier, 70 cm x 100 cm


Katja Pudor lives and works in Berlin. Studied 1998 – 2005 at the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin. Numerous work grants and residencies: including 2008 Goldrausch artist project art IT, Berlin, 2016, Artist in Residence, Wiepersdorf Castle, Brandenburg; 2023 Artist in Residence in Brussels,Belgium.

She shows her drawings and performances at home and abroad: including 2023 Straight, the Line! (with Daniela Wesenberg), Kunsthaus Erfurt / Theater Erfurt; 2022 I feel like a dancer, a choreographer, a pianist, Kunstverein Würzburg; Straight into the room, (with Hannes Norberg), Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt; 2021 I feel like a dancer, a choreographer, a pianist, Old Fire Station, Project-space, Berlin; 2020 North by NorthEast, project-space of the German Artists' Association, Berlin.