(NL, 1990) is a media researcher, writer, curator and musician based in Rotterdam.
Between 2014 – 2021 she developed research projects and public programs within Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research department. Her recent research focused on the politics of contemporary music video culture (For the Record) and ecologies of sound (Tuning In). She was assistant curator for Work, Body, Leisure, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale (2018), and co-editor of Architecture of Appropriation: On Squatting as Spatial Practice (2019) and For the Record: On the Politics of Music Video Culture (2021).
Katía has published about digital culture, artistic research, architecture and design for among others Sonic Acts, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: Design Column, Virtueel Platform, Institute of Network Cultures, IDFA DocLab, WhyNot, Frascati and FIBER. She holds an MA in New Media and Digital Cultures with her thesis Urban Dialogues (2012-2013) and graduated cum laude from the BA in Media and Culture with a Minor in Aesthetics (2008-2011) at the University of Amsterdam. She also completed the Art & Research Honours Programme at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2009-2010).
Previously, she taught at the University of Amsterdam, department of Media Studies (2013-2014), was a guest lecturer at 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 Brussels, and visiting critic at The Berlage Institute and the Architectural Association School of Architecture. In 2021-2022 she lectures about the space between dance and architecture following the publication Moving Through the Middle (2019), as part of the dance performance and installation Interval by Amos Ben-Tal/OFFprojects and Gosse de Kort.
As curator and cultural programmer, Katía co-curated the Urban Summer festival (2021) and Archiweek (2020) titled Fundamental Acts together with Traumnovelle and humbble commissioned by Urban Brussels, as well as self-initiated festivals So it Goes (2019), Club Voyage (2015), Frisse Moed (2012), Het Verval (2012), and the exhibition Souvenirs at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam (Gevonden Voorwerpen, 2015). Together with Sjaak Douma (Analogue Dear) she is co-founder of the online magazine and music label //\ hoekhuis.
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
Get in touch.
mail [at] katiatruijen.com