Katja Angeli graduated from The Royal College of Art (2015) and lives and works in London. Her work is exhibited widely both in the UK and in Europe and she was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2016) and was awarded the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize (2016)
Katia Angeli's practice is rooted in drawing; and her cartoonish compositions play on the boundary between figuration and abstraction. She is interested in the body in relation to the idea of transformation.
The artist is known for her assemblage compositions that redefine the traditions of collage within a digital context. Her works project a surreal, carnivalesque world of shifting shapes, forms and scenes. She uses the appropriation and conflation of images, objects and space to explore the image as an ambiguous, groundless portal, referencing a narrative about identity, transformation and the relationship between the physical and the digital.
Search Engine I and Search Engine II belong to a new body of work, exploring the fluidity of forms through different types of material such as the use of tapestry alongside works on paper.