Katharina Mouratidi (* 1971) is an artistic director, curator and lecturer. She lives and works in Berlin.

Since 2017 Katharina Mouratidi ist the Artistic Director of f3 – freiraum für fotografie in Berlin. The exhibition venue is located near Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg and presents engaged international authors photography, that deals with the issues of our times, to a broad public. In today’s confusing flood of images and media, the exhibitions in f³ – freiraum für fotografie set important accents in terms of content and aesthetics and interfere in the public discussion of social issues. Accompanying educational programmes invite all visitors to delve deeper into the featured contents and provide well-founded background information. Please find more information on the exhibition venue here: www.fhochdrei.org.

Katharina Mouratidi is also a funding member of the Berlin based Society for Humanistic Photography (Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie – GfHF) and since 2008 the CEO of the organisation. In this position she is planning, curating and realising photographic exhibitions and projects in collaboration with renowned art and cultural institutions both nationally and internationally.

Her photographic work forms part of numerous collections and has been shown in many individual and collective shows in Germany and abroad. Katharina Mouratidi has held numerous teaching positions and has served as an expert in juries and portfolio reviews internationally, among them: Lumix Festival Awards, Swiss Photo Award, Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary and Lotto Brandenburg Kunstpreis Fotografie. 2013 she was appointed a member of the German Society of Photography (DGPh).



  • From 2017: Artistic Director of f3 – freiraum für fotografie, see curated exhibitions here: www.fhochdrei.org
  • 2016: Laia Abril, Mathias Braschler/Monika Fischer and Henrik Spohler, Festival FotoIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015/2016: Lela Ahmadzai: Undaunted – Four women in Kabul (together with Gisela Kayser), Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin and Michael-Horbach-Stiftung Cologne, Germany
  • 2015: Beloved Afghanistan – Photographs by Anja Niedringhaus (together with Gisela Kayser), Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin, Germany
  • 2014/2015: Changing Realities – Images of a World in Transition, European Month of Photography Berlin and Triennal of Photography Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014: The Critical Camera, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany

Teaching Assignments (selection)

  • 2011 – today: Ostkreuzschule Berlin, Germany
  • 2014: Research Assignment, Arts Program, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany
  • 2010 – 2012: Teaching Assignment, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Germany
  • 2011: Visiting Professorship, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Germany

Jury Member and Expert (selection)

  • Lumix Festival Awards, Hannover, Germany
  • Swiss Photo Award, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lotto Brandenburg Kunstpreis Fotografie, Potsdam, Germany
  • Photo Folio Review, Rencontres d´Arles, France
  • Photo-Match, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
  • European Month of Photography Berlin, Germany
  • Photolucida Critical Mass, Portland, USA

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2014: Bescheidene Helden, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013: Backstage Heroes, Palau Robert, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012: Bescheidene Helden, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
  • 2012: Bescheidene Helden, Museum Arbeitswelten, Steyr, Austria
  • 2011: The Other Globalization, Goethe-Institut, Athens, Greece
  • 2006: Breast Cancer, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
  • 2004: “…also, ich denk’ jetzt nicht, ich hab’ was Weibliches verloren.”, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2002: Breast Cancer, Gallery Le Bar Floréal, Paris, France
  • 2002: Breast Cancer, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2002: Breast Cancer, Primavera Fotográfica, Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2014: Zeitgenössische Deutsche Fotografie, 14 Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
  • 2014: The Critical Camera, Museum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
  • 2012: Global Change – Personal Story, 11th International Photo Festival, Aleppo, Syria
  • 2011: Coleção Joaquim Paiva, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2011: ¿Heroinas o víctimas? Mujeres que conviven con el cáncer, Fotomanias – Festival de Fotografía, Málaga, Spain
  • 2009: Recent Aquisitions, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, USA
  • 2009: Discoveries of the Meeting Place, XIII Biennal de Fotografía, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • 2009: Mujeres abriendo caminos, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008: Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest Houston, Texas, USA
  • 2008: The Power of One, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, USA
  • 2008: Retrospection Lianzhou 2005–2007, Tomo Art Center, Bejing, China
  • 2008: Breast Cancer, Fotologia 6, Festival Internacíonal de Fotografía, Bogota, Columbia
  • 2006: Post.doc, Museum of Photography, Photosynkyria – 18. International Festival of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2005: Realitäten I: Machtfaktor Wirtschaft, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
  • 2004: La collection M+M Auer, Musée d´Art et d´Histoire, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2003: The 100 Best Placards 2002, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek, Berlin, Germany
  • 2002: Nude, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany