Kathrin Böhm is a London-based artist with a long-standing interest in the collaborative making and extending of public spaces through collective production and distribution within both urban and rural situations. Kathrin is a founding member of the international artist group Myvillages and the London-based art and architecture collective Public Works. Public Works’ public realm and design projects include Park Products for Serpentine Galleries, London (2004), 1000 bags here and now for Whitechapel Gallery, London (2007) and Folk Float for Creative Egremont commissioned by Grizedale Arts (2007). Böhm has recently curated Trade Show together with Gavin Wade for Eastside Projects in Birmingham (2013) and R-Urban in Paris (2014) and in collaboration with An Endless Supply produced Brand News for Radar, Loughborough(2016).
Myvillages initiates and organizes international artistic projects which range from small-scale informal presentations to long-term collaborative research projects, from work in private spaces to public conferences, from exhibitions to publications and from personal questions to public debate. Current and recent projects include International Village Show (2014–16) for the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany and Forms of Lending Shapes, A-Z Marzona Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Kathrin is organizing monthly ‘Haystacks’ events that address connections between urban and rural practices and realities is the leading artist on the Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks project in east London which received the 2014 Create Art Award.