Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Katarzyna Perlak

Katarzyna Perlak's artistic contributions take as well a spotlight at B3. Her film "Broken Hearts Hotel" will be featured in the festival's cinema program, while her installation "Happily Ever After" can be experienced in a hotel room at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof.

Furthermore, on October 15th, she will participate in a panel discussion at the B3 Conference, exploring the themes of Queer Identity in Film and Society.


Katarzyna Perlak is a Polish-born artist, based in London who employs video, performance, textiles, sculpture, and installation in her works.

Perlak studied Philosophy in Poland and Fine Art Media in the UK.

She was part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 and shows in the UK and internationally.

Through her work Perlak explores how crafts, heritage and traditions can be revisited and re-imagined from contemporary feminist, queer and diasporic, migrant perspectives. She engages 'affective truths' such as myths, tales, dreams, desires, collective memories, and seeks to problematize how history is written and traditions are represented.

By questioning who tradition belongs to and who it overlooks, her work encourages audiences to consider and experience multiple, overlapping and contesting historical narratives rather than as a single, fixed entity.

Works at B3

Talks at B3

Personal Experiences and Stories as the Foundation for Creating Moving Images and as a Catalyst for Change. A Conversation About the Positive and Negative Impacts of Art of All Kinds

Filmmakers are not just storytellers; they also mirror their own experiences. In this panel, we illuminate how these experiences find their way into their works and shape social and political developments in our contemporary world. Personal experiences have the potential to infuse films with emotional depth, allowing for the interpretation of universal themes in a personal manner. Read more…