Tirza Kater is an artist and curator living and working in Amsterdam. Working within institutional and self-organized environments, she looks and picks at the structures inside, behind, around, in front of, instead of, below and above the making, showing, and teaching of art. She is co-director of artist-run project space Marwan (by now an ambitious program of commissioned projects in the former storage space of a commercial gallery-cum-project space) and was initiator and curator of residency program Home Alone, in her parents’ home while they were on holiday. From 2021 till 2022 Tirza was the Artistic Director of Hotel Mariakapel in Hoorn.
Tirza graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in 2018 and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2013. She makes a living as a coordinator of the BA Fine Arts of the Rietveld Academie, where she tries to employ humor as a mode of (survival and) investigating bureaucracy.
Learn more about Tirza's 20 minute presentation Proofreading, or Tender Chunks in Gravy for CONSTANT CRAVING ~ PERFORMING UNDER CONDITIONS, DAI's 3 day graduation lectures marathon, June 2018
Learn more about Tirza Kater’s written MA thesis (DAI, 2018): Out of Office or the Domestic as Ground: The Domestic as Counter-hegemonic Site for Re-evaluating and Reconstructing Work
Learn more about Tirza Kater’s "Life after DAI" by means of Tirza's website