Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar, born in 1967 in Germany, was exposed to art from early childhood. She studied Comparative Religion, Anthropology and Indian Art History at the Free University, Berlin, where she took her Ph.D. in 2001.
She is the author of several books and founder of the non-profit organization Tara Trust, which uses art and creativity as a tool for growth and education for deprived children in India.
In 2003, she moved with her husband, the writer Sudhir Kakar, to a village in Goa, India where she lives and works.
In 2012, she began to work full time on her art.
Video Vortex XI: Video in Flux, Ella Talking Art, Kochi-Muzeris Biennale, Kerala, India
Installations, Hyderabad Literary Festival, Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha, Krishna Kriti Arts Festival, Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad (Solo Show)
Ella Talking Art (1 day video-projection), Roger Ballen's solo show “Nothing More Real Than Nothing”, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa
The Power of Art, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa
The Measure of All Things, Rethinking Humanism Through Art, Department of Art Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York (Group Show)
Flow of Power. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa (Solo Show)
Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, Gallery Latitude 28, Lado Sarai, New Delhi (solo show)
Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi (solo show)
Installation, Palete, International Film Festival Goa (IFFI), Panjim, Goa
Tales from Darkness, curated by Leandre de Souza, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa (group show)
And Still I Rise, curated by Elisabeth Rogers and Anand Kapoor, Instituto Cervantes (Cultural Centre of Spain), New Delhi (group show)
Kama Interrupted, curated by Apurva Kulkarni, Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa (group show)
Beyond Images, curated by Mohan Naik, Achies Gallery, Chandor, Goa (group show)
Alptraum, curated by Marcus Sendlinger/Caro Suehrkemper, Salon de Lirio, Velim, Goa (group show)
Janela, curated by Valentina Levy, a collateral event of Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, Kerala (group show)
Word, Text, Image – The Story of Art, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur (group show)
Small is Big, curated by Anoop Kamat, Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, Kerala (group show)
United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Women, Bodies, Goddesses, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa (solo show)
Unsung in Life, Unclaimed in Death, Performance-installation together with Subodh Kerkar, Sarai reader 09, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
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