Katinka Bock was born in 1976 in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2001, she lives and works between Berlin and Paris.
Katinka Bock has a predilection for modest and natural materials like terracotta, wood, plaster, ceramic, leather and fabric. With a sort of delicate simplicity, she often associates these materials to found objects. For the artist, used materials hold a sense of something beyond their materiality. They are provocative because of the way in which they evoke deep, immediate emotions that precede conceptualisation. In her practice, Bock invests in the exhibition spaces and conceives her works in resonance. Just the same, she crafts a mental space in her work to subtly invite spectator to reflect. Katinka Bock has been selected for artist residencies in France, USA, Germany and Italy at the Villa Medici, Rome in 2012-2013. In 2012 she was winner of the prestigious Fondation d’entreprise Ricard prize, France. In 2015 she received the Visual Arts Grant of the Fondacion Botin, Spain. She was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, France, and won the Prix de production 1% Marché de l'art, France.
Since 2003 she has participated in a number of group exhibitions and had numerous personal exhibition internationaly, including recently : Der Sonnenstich, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris, 2023; Some and Any, Fleeting, Cahn Kunstraum, Basel, Switzerland, 2022; Common People, La Loge, Brussels, Belgium, 2022; Logbook, Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2021; Rauschen, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, 2020; Landumland, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2019; Tumulte à Higiénopolis, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, France, 2019; Avalanche, Pivô, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2019; T-Toxic, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France, 2019; Tomorrow's Sculpture, a three parts project at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, Mudam, Luxemburg, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, in 2018-2019; One of Hundred, FalseFront, Portland Oregon, USA, 2017; 40 Räuber, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-2014; at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, 2010; and at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy.