Born in Halle, Germany in 1965
Lives and works in London, UK
1985-1988 works in the typography and manual typesetting workshop at the Hochschule fĂĽr Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts), Leipzig
1989-1990 studies art at the Academy of Visual Arts in NĂĽrnberg, concluding in 1995 at the School of Art, Berlin.
During this time founds a workshop for typography and manual typesetting in Rothspalk/Mecklenburg for the production of hand made books. In addition works with the camera obscura and alternative photographic processes such as salt prints, platinum prints and kallitype.
1995 awarded a DAAD scholarship and moves to London.
1997 Royal College of Art, London. awarded a Master of Art, Printmaking. Exhibition â€śPalimpsest Berlinâ€ť Centre dâ€™Art contemporain, Rouen
1997-1998 study and teaching residency at the State University of New York.
1998 Nominated for the Citibank Photography Prize, Photographers Gallery, London.
Exhibits â€śUrban Landscapesâ€ť at the Photographers Gallery and at the Victoria Miro Gallery, London as well as the National Portrait Gallery, London (John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award).
Lectures on â€śPhotography and the Cityâ€ť upon invitation from the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. In the same year the series â€śGotham Cityâ€ť is acquired by the Saatchi Collection, London.
1998-1999 Exhibition â€śInspiritâ€ť at Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, lecturing at London College of Printing from 1999 until 2001. Lecturer and guest lecturer at the Royal college of Art, London, The Institute of Art and Design, Kent and at Camberwell College of Art, London.
2000 Scholarship from the Hasselblad Foundation GĂ¶teborg, Sweeden, with the Exhibition â€śModern Times IIIâ€ť at the Hasselblad Center, GĂ¶teborg.
2001 Exhibition â€śBerlin Ornamentsâ€ť at the Goethe Institute London. 2001/2005 Exhibition Gallery Dittmar, Berlin, 2001/2003 Gallery Hackel Bury Fine Art, London.
2002 and 2004 Lectures at Anglia Polytechnic College, Cambridge. 2005 Exhibition at the Oldenburger Kunstverein. 2008 Group exhibition at Bishkek Art Center Kirgisien.
2009 invitation from the Goethe-Institute, Ankara: lecture and exhibition â€śDer Raum zwischen Mensch und Kameraâ€ť (The Space between person and camera), and lecture at the Haccetepe University, Ankara.
Since 2002 Katia Liebmann lectures in printing and is head of the printing workshops at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg.