Katja Hilevaara



Katja is an artist, researcher and teacher, whose work reflects on, and engages with memory and contemporary performance, remembering as a form of creative spectatorship; constraint as artistic stimulus, and place-specific performance. Her recent practice research focuses on memory response, a method of critiquing performance which foregrounds creativity in memory. She has also collaborated with Emily Orley for the last eight years to produce a series of short performance installations as part of an ongoing project called Brief Encounters (or The Breaking of Images). They have also presented dialogic performance papers under a title, Making Making Matter, on practice-led research at international conferences. Katja is a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, and she worked as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths for ten years.