Katrin Klingan is a literary scholar, curator and producer of art and cultural projects. From 2003 until 2010 she was the artistic director of relations, an international art and cultural program initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, where she curated and produced projects in the fields of the visual arts, theater, documentary film, television, contemporary history, architecture and radio. She was previously programming dramaturge at the Wiener Festwochen and was the co-curator of, among others, Wahlverwandtschaften (1999) and du bist die Welt. 24 Episoden über das Leben von heute (2001). She has been the head of the Department of Literature and Humanities at Haus der Kulturen der Welt since 2011.
As of April 2021