KATE DONOVAN                  ︎

Kate Donovan is an artist and researcher working with radio, listening and the more-than-human. She means radio as an elemental, collective, and artistic medium.  

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collaborative projects:

︎︎︎ Radio Otherwise
︎︎︎ SENSING Research Group
︎︎︎ Shortwave Collective
︎︎︎ Datscha Radio
︎︎︎ Colaboradio



2018: Wave Farm
Photo: Brian Zimmerman

Kate Donovan is an artist and researcher based in Berlin. Her work deals with radio as an elemental medium. She is interested in transmission and interconnectedness, but also disruption and interference. Her research focusses on the more-than-human aspect of radio, and re-thinking/working dominant radio histories.

(extended version coming soon!)


Potsdam University (Institute for Art and Media) /Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM)
PhD, Media Studies, 2018-2022

Dissertation: “More-than-human Radio Ecologies.” Research group — SENSING: The Knowledge of Sensitive Media

Potsdam University
MA, Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture, 2013-2018 (incl. parental leave)

Thesis: “Expanding Radio. Ecological Thinking and Trans-scalar Encounters in Contemporary Radio Art Practice” (1.0).

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Exchange Semester, Fine Art: Sculpture and Print-making, 2000

Hull School of Art / Lincoln University
BA(hons) Fine Art: Time-based Media, 1998-2001

Thesis: “Contemporary Technology, Communication & the Everyday”