curriculum vitae

Kathrine Worel | 415.430.5519 | k[dot]worel[at]kathrineworel[dot]com

Selected Exhibition/Screenings/Performances:



Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA,   NSFW August 5th -26th


Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Tactile, this much; i love you love me too; who i say i am i am  

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, tXtMe, in it that is more than itself 

It’s OK if you don’t like it,  Cockadoodle Cafe, Oakland, CA  


Tokyo Drawings, Nakanobu Festival, Shinagawa ku, Tokyo, Japan

Portrait Project, MaGaRi Studio, Shinagawa ku, Tokyo, Japan

USF, San Francisco CA,  Touch Me There, Lecture/presentation for Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous


Stanford University, CA PSA19,  Love me . . ., Performance,  100 for the hole redux

Coalitions for the Homeless Benefit Auction, invited donor, does anyone else smell fish?


Fornever Yours, Mobile Arts Project,  relational installation with Luther Thie


PAI, San Francisco, CA Micromanagement, The Confessional:stage for performance proxy

Chapel of the Chimes,  Oakland, CA Ever After

Shoshana Wayne Gallery,  Santa Monica, CA Chain Letter

Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA Kala-fornia: State of the Art

ASU/Fort Bragg Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ, Dangerous and Hard to See


MIM Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Process

SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, 100 in the Hole-take two

Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Siege

Rhodes Fletcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, On Paper

I Really Want You to Like Me, 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)


21 Grand, Oakland, CA, Wrong!

Berkeley Center for New Media, UCB Campus, Precipice

Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Tomorrow

Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Cantocore: Free on Board

ESPACE apART, Nanshan,Shenzhen, China, Girls on Film Contemporary California Video

1341 Powell, Emeryville, CA, oh, Maybe . . .


The Garage, San Francisco, CA 100 in the Hole

Whitney Biennial, Live Broadcast for 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA/New York, NY

The Garage, San Francisco, CA Like Water

 I Could Like You For Money, Art Engine Gallery, San Francisco CA (solo)

Ping Pong Space, Guangzhou, China Cantocore: Export

The Garage, San Francisco, CA Girls on Film

slaughterhousespace, Healdsburg, CA Crosscut: Humane Slaughter Acts Performance Festival

200 Second St. Oakland, CA Critical Encounters


Westin Bonaventura, Los Angeles, CA From Research to Action

The Garage, San Francisco, CA Chain Reaction

Art Engine Gallery, San Francisco, CA Chain Reaction


Portrait Project, social intervention, Oakland/San Francisco CA

Mission 17, San Francisco, CA Anti/social

The Garage, San Francisco, CA I is We

LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA Community Virology

The Garage, San Francisco, CA Science Fair meets Worlds Fair


Kaiku Gallery, Helsinki, Finland Bull’s Eye-FI

Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion, San Francisco, CA MFA Thesis Exhibition

Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA Bull’s Eye-SF

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA Minimal Beauty

Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA Deliberations 


Cell Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA Chicken Show

Narrative Gestures, MP3, Turin, Italy (solo)

Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA Condition/Response  

Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA Cricket Retrospective

Bd Ediciones de Diseño, Barcelona, Spain,  Mail Me,  Distance & the Fonder Heart


Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA Crash, video screening curated by A. Discenza

Marco Polo/San Progetto, Turin, Italy Portame (sound/video installation), Turin, Italy New Media Showcase

Artist Television Access, San Francisco New Works

The Bread Project, social intervention, Turin, Italy


21 Grand, Oakland, CA, unavoid:perception in a continuum

Urban Gothic, 1707 Wood St, Oakland, CA (solo)

Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Britney Spears Show

Downtown, social intervention, San Francisco, CA



Brian Andrews, Art Practical, review with image, April 2010

DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, review “Gimme Shelter” March 2010

Maria Elena Ortiz, WhiteHot Magazine, review with image, February 2009

Terri Cohn,, 100 Performances for the Hole, cover image, January 2009

Jon Phillips + Lu Fang, Art Map, review with image, October 2008

Lu Fang, Art Form, review with image, September 2008

Michael Leaverton, San Francisco Weekly, December 2006

Sarah Lockhart, Anti/Social Shotgun Review, review, December 2006, Hi Varnish, review with image, May 2005

Yin-Ju Chen, Artist Magazine (Taiwan), review with image, July 2005

Terri Cohn, Some Reflections, catalog essay for Narrative Gestures May 2004



2012 SECA Award Nominee

2010  SOMArts, Curatorial Commons Grant, San Francisco, CA

2010  Kala Institute, Artist in Residency, Berkeley, CA

2009  Kala Institute, Artist in Residency, Berkeley, CA

2006  I is We, Garage Residency San Francisco, CA

2006  East Bay Emerging, Finalist

2005  New Fangle, Nominee

2003 – 2005  Merit Scholar, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Curatorial Projects:

Shifting Margins, with OFF Space at Aggregate Space and Red Poppy Art House

Ever After, with OFF Space at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

Spread, with OFF Space at SOMArts Galley, San Francisco, CA

Ruptures, with OFF Space at 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA

The Other Other, with OFF Space at 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA

Proliferations, with OFF Space, 465 California St., San Francisco, CA

oh, Maybe, with OFF Space, 1341 Powell St., Emeryville, CA

Girls on Film, third of six pavilions for Garage Biennale, San Francisco, CA

Pretty Baby, with OFF Space Gallery at Art Engine Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Chain Reaction, fifth of six pavilions for inaugural Garage Biennale, San Francisco, CA

Choice Art, Garage Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

The Myth of History, third of six pavilions for inaugural Garage Biennale, San Francisco CA

Moving Images Now,, Turin, Italy

unavoid:perception in a continuum, 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA

24 Hours, exhibition of installation and performance w/Luther Thie, San Francisco, CA



2005 M.F.A. New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute

2000 Graduate Certificate in Design, Center for Electronic Arts

1999 B.A. Fine Arts, San Francisco State University