Born in Lodz, Poland. Graduated from the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland (BA, Intermedia), Staedelschule in FFM (Douglas Gordon Experimental Filmclass), German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (film directing, still enrolled, diploma year – 2021) and Warsaw University (MA, philosophy and social science – currently enrolled).
Sometime ago she has moved from Berlin to Białowieza, a forest sorrounded village in Eastern Poland, close to the Belarusian border. Immersing fully in the local ecologies, she has been furtherly developing her individual practice as an artist/filmmaker. In 2019 she founded Kultura Kresu (Endlands Culture) a studio collective and a foundation, which aims to produce and support development of new speculative fabulations and speculative realism in art and beyond sections, focusing on the Central and Eastern European countries.
Katarzyna Hertz works with film, sound, scent and site specific, choreographic installation exploring issues of time, place, and identity, reflecting on the continuum of human existence. Hertz explorations shift constantly between the poetic and the political as well as between the present and invocations of the past.