Andrea Karch is a research-based artist. She investigates media and network culture with a focus on radicalisms. Her research manifests in writing, performance, video work and collaboration. Interviews are an incentive for reflection and making public.
From 2012 to 2014 Karch worked on an interview project in Cairo which marked the beginning of her continuous investigation of network cultures and their IRL potential. At the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, she produced her video work Radical Youth, an exploration of online radicalization tactics and platform capitalism. Amongst others, Radical Youth has been exhibited at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, the 7th Poppositions Art Assembly Brussels, LUMAS Arles, at S.M.A.K Ghent and Berlin Masters 2018.
In 2021 Andrea initiated a series of conversations streamed live on Twitch titled SCHMERZ Conversations on Crisis, discussing strategies to counter societal fragmentation, crisis media and identity politics in times of hyper-capitalist collapse.
Andrea Karch has been an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht from 2022-23, where she produced her most recent video work In de Duysent Vrees (Amid the Thousand Fears). A two-channel video work examining the dissolution of the left-right dichotomy on the example of the identitarian movement in Germany and Europe.
Andrea Karch lives and works in Berlin.