Kathi Kæppel is a German artist (drawing, experimental animation) based in Berlin and Frankfurt o/M. Her work is focused on experimental drawings and animations in two- and three-dimensional stagings, immersive spaces. Kaeppel studied »Visual Communication« at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and »Animation Direction« at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Her works were screened, published and awarded worldwide. Kæppel holds a DAAD and a Fulbright grant. She was founding member of the design 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 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 jury member and curator for the Animated Com Award of the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS). From 2014-2018 Kathi Kæppel worked as visiting professor at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.


1977 born in heidelberg

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

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

1999 — 2005 co-founder, studio monogatari

2000 — 2007 head of animation department, filmlounge gmbh

since 2001 group and solo exhibitions

since 2007 lecturer for animation

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

2014 — 2018 visiting professor, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

 lives and works in berlin and frankfurt a/m, germany


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

2002 award, 1. price backup, weimar

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

2004 recipient, fulbright grant, one year

 award, 200 best illustrators worldwide, luerzers archive

2009 award, teambank ag

2011 award, communication arts

2017 german design award

2017 adc bronze - kommunikation im raum