Katía Truijen is a media theorist and musician based in Rotterdam. Since 2014, she has been developing research projects and public programs within Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research department. Her current research focuses on the politics of contemporary video culture (For the Record / Set Stage Screen). She was assistant curator for WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018, and co-editor of Architecture of Appropriation: On Squatting as Spatial Practice (2019).

Together with Traumnovelle and humbble, she is curator of the urban archiweek 2020/2021 in Brussels, following the theme of Fundamental Acts.

Katía has published about digital culture, artistic research and design for many leading cultural platforms in the Netherlands, among others Sonic Acts, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / Design Column, Virtueel Platform, Institute of Network Cultures, IDFA DocLab, WhyNot and FIBER. She graduated from the M.A. in New Media and Digital Cultures at the University of Amsterdam with her thesis Urban Dialogues, and completed the Art & Research Honours Programme at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Previously, she taught at the University of Amsterdam, department of Media Studies, and was a guest lecturer at a.o. the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven, ArtEZ University of the Arts, de Nederlandse Filmacademie, the 25th International Philosophy Olympiad and the IMAL Urban Media Lab Symposium.

As a cultural programmer, she co-curated the festivals So it Goes (2019), Club Voyage (2015), Frisse Moed (2012) and Het Verval (2012), as well as the exhibition Souvenirs at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam (Gevonden Voorwerpen, 2015). Since September 2019, Katía hosts intimate concerts (Huiskamerconcerten Rotterdam) at her 2nd floor apartment in Rotterdam. Together with Sjaak Douma (Analogue Dear) she is co-founder of //\​ hoek​huis.

Between 2011-2014 Katía released a series of records with band members Denis Wouters, Jelle Himmelreich, Zoli Soos, Viktor Truijen, and many collaborating musicians. She joined Port of Call, lead by Pieter van Vliet in 2018. Katía’s latest record Room to Stay (produced with Mart Jeninga) was launched in July 2020. More about Katía’s music at soundslikekatia.com and katia.bandcamp.com

E-mail: katiatruijen [at] gmail.com
Instagram: @katiatruijen

photo by Lieke Romeijn