Katja Høst


STATEMENT I observe elements and details in the everyday that trigger my curiosity. Once triggered, I extract, enhance, and distil these elements, whether they consist of ideas we live by, relations we engage in, cultural habits and interactions, or objects we surround ourselves with. By processing the familiar in this way, I aim to pose open ended questions about life and how to live it, as individuals or as a community.

My love for the impossible entity we call reality is endless, hence the medium of photography and video forms a broad part of my production. However, my choice of medium is always project and context dependent, so sound installations, as well as landscaping and sculptural work, can also be found amongst my projects.

BIOGRAPHY Katja Høst (born 1972, living and working in Oslo) has her degree from the Institute of Photogpraphy at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design in Norway. Høst has exhibited in a wide range of places in Norway (Kunstnernes Hus, Fotogalleriet, Preus museum, UKS etc.) as well as abroad (St. Petersburg, Toronto, Montréal, New York, Stockholm, Copenhagen etc.). Her work has been commissioned by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), as well as Litteraturhuset in Oslo. Her public art projects have also been presented in public spaces like the Oslo Central station and suburban areas of Haugerud in Oslo.