arsnecopinata (Katharina Möller)

arsnecopinata was born 1982 in East Germany (GDR) and lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE since 2013.

She works with varying media, loves experimenting with and combining different materials. Her artworks have been used as illustrations for magazines and lectures, and have been shared in various countries in several exhibitions at public places and art galleries.

arsnecopinata was one of the founding members and organizer of AD Arts Collective. From November 2014 to start of 2017 AD Arts Collective took a proactive part in shaping Abu Dhabi’s creative grassroots movement, organizing art festivals and collaborating for creative/art events.

In November 2017 she came out with her debut solo exhibition “ARSNECOPINATA”, curated by Claude Habib, at La Parole Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi.

In 2018 arsnecopinata co-curated, organized and participated in the exhibition ‘Inspired by the UAE – German artists in Abu Dhabi’ under the patronage of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Modern Art Gallery.
Since 2020 arsnecopinata is represented by Henosis, a Toronto/Canada based art enterprise run by artist couple Ashvin and B’lu.
In 2023 arsnecopinata joined the Expo Metro project, a movement founded and organized by Rudolph van Valkenberg dedicated “…to make art accessible to everyone in outdoor public spaces”. Her journey with Expo metro started with a huge collective digital billboard art show on New York Times Square, a participation in The Art Train during art week at Miami Beach and will continue across the world.


‘ars necopinata’ Latin for:  unexpected, surprising art

Artist Statement:

“Creating is my way to deal with all what life throws at me.

Since the time I could hold a pen, I expressed myself through drawing, painting and various other art forms, even writing poetry and short stories. I think, and my every thought is in concepts and pictures, which leads to my mainly abstract figurative style.

The media I use to transform some materials into something else are as much symbolic as the thoughts/emotions/concepts expressed in each work. My techniques often are rather time consuming, the process of creating has a highly meditative and therapeutic aspect for me.”

 For more details kindly contact moeller@arsnecopinata.de