Katja Kessing

Katja Kessing is head of the „Visitors Programme“ of the Goethe-Institut which coordinates information tours and digital encounters for international experts and multipliers. Having studied and worked first in Berlin in the field of film, dance and theatre, she joined the Goethe-Institut in 2000. First, she worked in the cultural department at the head office in Munich and was then later involved in activities around the reopening of the Goethe-Institut in Afghanistan and the cultural season “Germany in Japan” 2004/2005. Later on, Katja was based in New Delhi, India for three years as head of cultural programmes for the region of South Asia. From 2010 to 2017, she was head of the Goethe-Institut in Bogotá, Colombia. Today, she lives and works in Berlin.


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