Katja Verheul (b. 1988 Hilversum (NL)) is a filmmaker, visual artist and researcher based in Amsterdam (NL). She graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016.

Her research and film projects evolves around performative realities, post-war and power structures. With her projects she wants to make complex invisible social, political and economical issues visible again. She experiments with different formats to question these histories and stories, often using fiction as a method.


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She has shown her work at IFFR (NL), Visions du Réel (CH), Kasseler Dokfest (DE), International Short Film Festival in Hamburg (DE), Dokufest (KS), New Wight Biennial (USA), MAXXI (IT), Yarat Contemporary Art Centre (AZ), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), LAZNIA Center for Contemporary Art (PL), ART Rotterdam (NL), Visio at 11th edition of lo schermo dell’arte (IT) and on Dutch television.

She was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2018-2019), Yarat Contemporary Art Centre (2019) and a participant at FilmForward (2020-2021).

Currently I am working on three research projects;
+ Unknown Grounds, a video installation about sound pollution underwater in the North Sea.
+ What is left behind, an experimental documentary concerning chemical weapons dumped in the Baltic Sea.
+ Trust, about social inequality and the Netherlands as tax haven.

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