Katja Davar (b. 1968, London), lives and works in Cologne. Davar studied Painting at Central Saint Martins School of Art 1987-1990, at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf from 1991-1993, and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 1997-1999. The artist uses drawing, 3D animation, and embroidery on canvas to tackle politically sensitive events and incidents. Drawing is a favoured medium as Davar feels that it strikes just the right tone and enables her to deal with weighty issues in an understated way. Katja Davar was awarded the Silicon Saxony Art Award in 2013. Since 2012, Davar has been Professor of Drawing at the University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany. The artist has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe (2005, 2003), Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne (2003, 2000), Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (2001), Bonner Kunstverein Bonn (2001), PARKHAUS, Düsseldorf (2000) and has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe. Public collections include Collection Daimler Contemporary, Museum fur Kunst and Kulturgeschichte, Munster, and the Sammlung des Landes NRW.