Katrin Ströbel (*1975) lives and works in Marseille (FR), Stuttgart (DE) and Rabat (MA).

Her drawings, site-specific works and installations are based on a critical questioning of social, cultural, and geopolitical conditions that define our everyday life.
Ströbel’s work deals with cultural codes and (visual) languages, but also with issues such as colonialism, migration and displacement, and shows how geopolitics and politics of gender are related.
With a critical-ironic view, the artist deconstructs gender relations and female stereotypes in various drawings and collages.
Since 2004, the artist has worked regularly in Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Peru, Australia, and the United States.
Katrin Ströbel studied visual art and literature. She holds a PhD in art history.
She is a mother.
From 2013 to 2023 she teaches at the Villa Arson, École nationale supérieure d’art Nice, France.
Since spring 2023, she is Professor for Drawing, ABK State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany.

1995 to 2001 State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
1997 to 2002 Literature Studies at the University of Stuttgart
2012 PhD Philipps University Marburg, Institute for Art History

Guest lecturer for drawing at National Art School (Study Center For Drawing), Sydney, Australia
Associate Professor at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Guest lecturer for experimental drawing at Illinois State University, School of Art, Bloomington, USA
Lecturer State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
Mentoring Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, USA
Mentoring Program, Kunstbüro, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg

Further lectures, workshop and talks (amongst others) at:
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France
Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
Source du Lion, Casablanca, Morocco
École de Design et de Communication, Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco
Ecole Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Tetouan, Morocco
Ecole Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Dakar, Senegal
College of New Jersey, Trenton, USA

2023 1. Stipendium für Zeichnung und Kunst auf Papier, Stadt Waiblingen

2021 AIC DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Research Grant Kunststiftung BW / Hangar Barcelona

2020 Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn

2019 Hans Molfenter Preis, Preis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

2013 Deutsches Studienzentrum, Venice, Italy

2012 Artist in Residence, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

2011 Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal/Bloomington, USA
Grant Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg

2010 residency, Villa Arson, école nationale supérieure d’art in Nice, France
travel grant for Lima, Peru. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart/Berlin
IBK Art Prize for Contemporary Drawing
shortlisted for Evelyne Encelot association Women & Art 2009-2010 Prize, France

2009 Artist in Residence, Goethe Institut Dakar, Senegal
Rhône-Alpes Stipendium, Ministry of Baden-Württemberg

2008 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2007 studio grant, Ministry of Baden-Württemberg

2006 cross culture grant for Morocco, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart/Berlin

2005 Artist in Residence, Ateliers d´Artistes de la Ville de Marseille
debut grant, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart

2004 grant of Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin
travel grant, German-French Council for culture (Deutsch-französischer Kulturrat)