Katharina Grosse was born in Freiburg/Breisgrau in Germany in 1961, and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She became Professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in 2000, and then at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2010. Grosse has exhibited widely, including Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, (1988), the Sydney Biennial, Sydney (1998), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2000), the São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo (2002), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005), De Appel, Amsterdam (2006), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2006), Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen (2009), MassMOCA, North Adams, MA (2010), De Pont Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Tilburg (2013) and Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2014).
Recent outdoor projects include Just Two of Us, a commission for Public Art Fund, New York (Nov 2013 – Feb 2014) and Psycholustro, a series of seven installations commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Public Art Program that run along Philadelphia’s rail gateway (from May 16, 2014). Katharina Grosse had a solo exhibition, Infinite Logic Conference, at Magasin III in 2004. In 2007 her work was also included in the exhibition To Be Continued… at Magasin III. In 2012, she was commissioned to do a site-specific work for Vara council and the Public Art Agency Sweden: Vara train station, now entitled The Blue Orange.
Katharina Grosse lives and works in Berlin.