Catrine Val German

Catrine Val is an international conceptual artist, working in the field of photography, film and performance. Out of interest in the concepts of time and history she has focused on the role of women within diverse cultural and political systems and, not the least, on women in the history of philosophy.


Born in Cologne, Germany, Catrine Val began her career in advertising in Vienna, Austria. Feeling unfulfilled in this profession, she moved into the arts, and completed a BA at the Art Academy in Kassel, Germany. She did postgraduate studies at The Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and was assistant to Valie Export. After graduating, she was assistant lecturer in the field of virtual reality at the Art Academy in Kassel. She has worked extensively in popular etymology and has collaborated with women in India, South America, Asia and Europe.


She was invited to the 24th World Congress of Philosophy, which was held in 2018 in Beijing. Methodological Reflections on Women’s Contribution and Influence in the History of Philosophy will be published by Springer June 2020