Katharina Fritsch's Biography
Katharina Fritsch is a German sculptor born in 1956 who works in a wide range of media and is known for her use of bold colors and starkly simplified forms. She studied at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf and has subsequently created sculpture for the public realm with an emphasis on the intersection between architecture and art. She has exhibited extensively in Europe, North America, and the Middle East and has been included in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and the documenta 14 in 2017. Fritsch is well known for her iconic sculptures of animals, such as the large-scale blue sculpture of a rooster, "Hahn/Cock," which was displayed in front of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 1997. She continues to experiment with new materials and techniques, and her work has become increasingly site-specific in recent years.