Kathi Kæppel is a German artist (drawing, animation, installation). Her work is focused on experimental animations and mixed-media installations. Kaeppel studied »Visual Communication« at the Kunsthochschule Berlin–Weißensee and »Animation« at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Her works were screened, published and awarded worldwide. Kæppel holds a DAAD, a Fulbright grant and grant from the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit. She was founding member of the studio monogatari (1999 – 2005), that attracted attention with projects in the field of comic journalism. From 2000-2007 Kæppel worked as head of the animation department for the Berlin based production company filmlounge and created numerous animated video clips for bands such as »Wir sind Helden«. Since 2007 she teaches animation and realises with her studio art and cultural projects with a high demand on the innovation in the artistic representation. Since 2008 she is a jury member and curator for the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). From 2014-2018 Kathi Kæppel worked as visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin–Weißensee. Since 2019 she is part of the research group »Visual Narrative« at the HSLU Lucerne.


1977 born in heidelberg

 lives and works in frankfurt a/m, germany

1997 — 2004 diploma, prof. nanne meyer and prof. matthias bleyl, kunsthochschule berlin-weißensee, DE

2001 — 2002 bfa fine arts, prof. suzanne buchan and prof. roger noake, university for the creative arts (uca), UK

1999 — 2005 co-founder, studio monogatari, DE

2000 — 2007 head of animation department, filmlounge gmbh, DE

since 2007 lecturer for animation

since 2009 jury member, curator, ITFS – internationales trickfilm–festival stuttgart, DE

2014 — 2018 visiting professor, kunsthochschule berlin– weißensee, DE

since 2019 researcher HSLU Design & Kunst, CH


2019 recipient, friedrich-naumann-stiftung für die freiheit

2017 adc bronze - kommunikation im raum

 german design award

2014 recipient, BCP, Land Berlin

2011 award, communication arts

2009 award, teambank ag

2004 recipient, fulbright grant, one year

 award, 200 best illustrators worldwide, luerzers archive

2003 gold award, experimental film & video remi award, the houston international film fest

 silber award, Society of Korea lllusart (SOKI) International Illustration & design competition

 animation award, sehsuechte, international student film festival

 award, annual multimedia

 jury award, shorts-welcome

2002 award, 1. price backup, weimar

2001 recipient, daad grant for one year in great britain

 nomination, max & moritz award, international comic salon erlangen

 flash award, best animated series, berlin beta film festival