b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1978

Katri graduated with a BA in Fine Art/Sculpture in 2002 and an MFA in 2007, both from Glasgow School of Art.  She is a naturalised Mexican and lives and works in Mexico City.

She is the founder of Alma de Casaa mobile laboratory for audiovisual experimentation and learning and De Casa Producciones, a production platform for the direction, realisation and documentation of artistic, cultural and educational projects in Mexico.

Katri is currently the recipient of a grant from the Fondo Nacional para La Cultura y Las Artes (FONCA) as part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), Mexico 2019-2021.

Current projects

Buscando Paraíso (Looking for Paradise) 2019-2021; a multidisciplinary project investigating historic and contemporary notions of paradise.

Me Desgajé del Sol (I Broke Away from the Sun); a feature-length film essay about maternity, motherhood and becoming a woman in Mexican society, based on a group of teenagers living in a residential home for girls in Mexico City. Commissioned by Jessica Berlanga Taylor, Chief Curator at Fundación Alumnos as part of Proyecto Zonas Liminales. Due to screen in 2019.

Artist Statement

Katri’s work investigates and celebrates the fertile space between contemporary art, portraiture in its most expanded sense, and documentary filmmaking.

Subject matters vary widely but the common thread throughout is always the desire to explore new modes of reflection in a world in which reality is never a static given, but a complex set of relations.

Her work is driven by serendipitous interaction with people and places, and is imbued with both playful and meaningful contradictions as she always tries to maintain the awareness that everything contains its opposite.

Through the moving image, and predominantly multi-channel audiovisual installations, Katri looks to capture the nuances between the ordinary and the extraordinary in the everyday, actively turning one into the other and through this, creates intimate works that document the physical and emotional geographies of her subjects.




Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


International Exchange, Victoria College for the Arts, Melbourne, Australia


BA (Honors) 1st class Fine Art/Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


Erasmus Exchange, Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media, Finland 

Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions


International touring: Patria o Libertad! The Rhetorics of Patriotism, MDC Art Gallery System, Miami / Cobra Museum, Amsterdam / MoCCA, Toronto / Stenerson Museum, Oslo / Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile


A Room of One’s Own. Fragilidades sobre el exterior, with Melanie Smith & Jaki Irvine, curated by Jose Luis Barrios, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City


Resident 13, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Reanimation Library, Arte TalCual, Mexico City

The Green Screen, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh


Roots To Shoots: Celebrating Ten Years Of Dewar Arts Awards in the Visual and Applied Arts,  John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Arrives In Starting, The Duchy @ The Lighthouse, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art


Conciencia Urbana, Galería Andrés Siegel / Arte, Mexico City

Write Me, Arte TalCual, Mexico City & Gallery Sopro, Lisbon, Portugal


International touring: Citámbulos, Deutschen Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin / Architekturforum Oberösterreich [AFO], Linz, Austria / Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City / Copenhagen, Denmark


Fake it!, Studio XX, Montreal, Canada

Beginning, Middle, End, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton Film Week

Cine de Barrio, La Velada de Santa Lucia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Salon Video Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London


My Wicked Twisted Sense of Love, Women & their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas


¡Juega!, Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas, Mexico Changarrito, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco


Emergiendo de la Sombra, The Dos Equis Series, Edificio Antiguo de las Finanzas, Mexico City

Moving Love, VCA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

New Ruins, The City Watch House, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Emerging From the Shadow, The Dos Equis Series, The Cellars at Shoreditch Town hall, London


Further More, Tramway, Glasgow & Artnews Projects, Berlin

Betrayal, The Crypt at St Andrews, The Dos Equis Series, Holborn, London


Caminantes en México, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh

Encerrón, El Mirador, Mexico City


A.S.A.P, Bordermates/OFINARTE, Mexico City

Muestra de Video, Garash Galeria, Mexico City



RSA Residencies for Scotland, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Oct 08-Jan 09

3 month studio residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia in association with Artsource, Fremantle and jointly funded by The Scottish Arts Council, The British Council, the Cross Trust and PICA.

Sep 07-Mar 08

6 month self-initiated residency in Mexico, jointly funded by The Dewar Arts Awards, The Hope Scott Trust and Gi08.

Feb-Mar 2006

6 week residency in Melbourne, Australia in association with EmergeD, Next Wave Festival & the Commonwealth Games Visual Arts Programme.



Stranger/Extranjero, DUMBO Arts Festival, New York

Glasgow Short Film Festival


Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Walls of Light, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Scotland


Walls of Light, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow

Focus Left, The Arches, Glasgow

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Outcasting: A Century of Artists Film, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan, Wales The 10 Year Cut,

Dewar Arts Awards, Glasgow Film Theatre


Festival de Cine Independiente del Matarranya, Spain

CameraVideo per Chimere, fondazione march & Pixelle, Padova, Italy

Ambiente Video, Riciclarti, Ex Macello, Padova, Italy

Contemporary Scottish Video, Seltsimaja Community House, Tallinn, Estonia


Her Shorts “Selections of 2006-08”, touring festival, Plugged Art Collective, Fishbowl Gallery, New Zealand

Colours, Chelsea Arts Club, London


Co-Lab, Austin, Texas

Où va la vidéo, fondazione march , Padova, Italy

Highlights from Her Shorts 2007, travelling show, Plugged Art Collective, USA


GSA/VALAND, Gothenberg City Airport, Sweden

Her Shorts 2007, Women’s International Video Festival, Plugged Art Collective, Tucson, Arizona

VídeóVaka, galleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland


The Launch, Video Killed the Painting Star, CCA, Glasgow

Professional Experience


Audiovisual tutor, Yolia: niñas de la calle, Mexico City


Creative Director, The Dos Equis Series


Curator, Wish I were here, solo show by Paulina del Paso, London


Curator, Betrayal, Group show of emerging Mexican artists, London, Glasgow & Mexico City

Talks, Conferences & Symposiums


Parley: in conversation with Noe Mendelle, Edinburgh Art Festival


Artist talk: Edinburgh Art Festival


Symposium: Shootout: From Social Documentary to Storytelling in Contemporary Moving Image, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen


Conference: Art, Performance, Film, Arts & Humanities Graduate School, University of Glasgow


Artist talk: +44 141 Gallery, SWG3, Glasgow


Artist talk: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts [PICA], Australia Artist talk: Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow international


Artist talk: Footscray Community Arts, Melbourne, Australia Presentation of New Ruins: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Artist talk: Garash Galeria, Mexico City

Awards & Commissions


Creador Artístico, Dirección en Medios Audiovisuales, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), Fondo Nacional para La Cultura y Las Artes (FONCA), México


Hope Scott Trust

Glasgow Visual Artists Grant


NVA Speed of Light Artist Commission

Creative Scotland Professional Development Award


CCA Walls of Light Moving Image Commission, Glasgow

Creative Scotland Artist’s Bursary

Glasgow Visual Artists Grant


Glasgow Visual Artists Grant

The Cross Trust

Winner, Où va la vidéo, Fondazione March, video festival, Padova, Italy

Scottish Arts Council Creative & Professional Development Grant

The British Council Grants to Artists Scheme


The Dewar Arts Awards

The Hope Scott Trust

Visiting Arts Artist-to-Artist International Scheme in association with the Scottish Arts Council, the British Council and the Henry Moore Foundation



The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

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