Kathrin Böhm suggests that art is just one form of culture, and frames her work within the idea of cultural democracy, where culture is understood and practiced as a continuous everyday activity that constitutes itself through the way we do things, be it an economy, a reading group, an art world, or a community garden. Böhm’s multifaceted collaborative practice embraces a lifelong interest in the usership of art, interconnecting the rural with the urban, and creating routes based on mutual interest between art and non-art spaces. Believing that art does not need to look like ‘art’, she sees herself as part of a ‘critical mass of artists who don’t want to comment on or decorate the world we live in, but actually to shape it.’
Kathrin Böhm (born 1969, Bamberg, Germany) lives and works in London. Böhm studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany.