Anton Kats
with the Radio Amateur Ensemble (Scott Woelm, Cole Pulice, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, and Patrick Marschke)

Anton Kats

Anton Kats is an artist and musician born in Kherson, South-Ukraine into the family of a WWII wireless radio operators. Kats‘s practice derives from informal everyday relationships within the vibrant neighborhood of his hometown and is complemented through necessity and pragmatics of self-legalization in Europe via entering formal institutions of education. His work with sound and radio often unfolds in public space in form of collaborative interventions, sonic sculptures, musical compositions, and public programs. Kats explores radio as a question of agency and intentionality through the concepts of the radio narrowcast and concrete listening.

Kats’s radio narrowcasts and listening spaces were developed and presented at Studio 174 in Kingston, Jamaica; in Serpentine Galleries, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London UK; during documenta14 in Kassel; as a contribution to the 10th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art; and at the Radiophonic Space: Walk in Archive at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt among others.

Kats has been awarded a practice-based doctorate degree from Goldsmiths University of London. His works have been exhibited and performed in venues including the Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Showroom Gallery, and at the documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.