Kathleen (she/her), known as Kat dems, is a freelance illustrator and curator based between Brussels and Tunis.
Facing a compartmentalized world, violently unequal, in which the dominant and dominated social classes barely meet, she believes that art has the ability to build bridges. Her projects seek to connect artists with different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences to patch up our compartmentalized societies. By addressing themes that resonate with all of us, she aims at reinventing collective spaces, allowing different daily lives and social classes to meet together. A feminist and activist, she intends to hinder patriarchal and Western-oriented biases by privileging collaborations with artists from minority groups.
Her last project, Jdoud, is connecting illustrators from Tunisia and Belgium who identified themselves as female, around a common topic: our grandparents. Based on virtual exchanges, they all created illustrated portraits of grand-parents, based on stories and personal objects.
2022 | Brussels.bl | Cultural Center Bruegel | JDOUD project, a collective exhibition: curator and artist
2021 | Tunis.tn | Institut Français | ‘Kitab Lab’, a collective exhibition: artist
2020 | Tunis.tn | Gallery Fahrenheit 451 | Solo exhibition: artist
2019 | Tunis.tn | EKCCI | Solo exhibition: artist
2021-2022 | Tunis.tn | TASAWAR CURATORIAL STUDIOS: Fellow
2021 | Brussels.bl | Arts & Publics asbl | Cultural mediation: Fellow
Lives in Brussels (be) and Tunis (tn)
1991 | Born in France