Kaj Osteroth was born in Beckum, Western Germany, in 1977. Today she lives and works as an artist in Berlin. In 2006, after a brief interlude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna 2004-05 with Prof. Marina Gržini (Erasmus - scholarship), she left the Universität der Künste, Berlin with a master degree (Prof. Stan Douglas). In 2008 she graduated from Freie Universität Berlin with a degree in anthropology and art history, writing her final thesis on the representation of Africa in blockbuster exhibitions presenting contemporary African art in Germany. From here on her attention was owned by her work on the one hand and the projects Fleeing the Arch, a feminist painter´s collective together with Lydia Hamann, on the other. Between 2009 and 2014 Kaj Osteroth, as artist and cultural producer, has regularly been travelling to South Africa; most recently in autumn 2014 for a three-month residency at the Bag Factory Artists' Studios, Johannesburg (ifa - travel grant). In this context, 2012, in collaboration with Lester Adams (ZA), she developed the project Vanilla Facts, an interdisciplinary and intercultural research project; inviting Berlin and Johannesburg based artist Thenjiwe Nkosi (ZA), Alexander Opper (ZA), Emma Williams (ZA / DE), Mirko Winkel (DE) and Lydia Hamann (DE) for workshops and exhibition in both cites (ifa - travel grant). Furthermore, 2009 to 2011, Kaj Osteroth as a project coordinator and curator was engaged in some projects at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg (including Becoming Animal, Donna Kukama, Goethe Gallery 2011 / Wide Angle. Photography as Public Practice, conference and exhibition, WITS 2011 / LOoObHy n ° 50, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Goethe on Main 2010), which allowed her to gain a profound insight into the cities’ art scene. 2011-2014 she was assistant curator in the international archive and exhibition project re.act.feminism #2 - a performing archive. Following the last stop of the traveling archive at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, she headed the editorial office for the catalogue documenting the project (Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg/released in March 2014). 2011-2013 she was on the board of the Kunstverein Flutgraben e.V. In this context, together with Aline Benecke and Janine Eisenächer she developed the project writing and speaking in the context of performance art.