by Manuela Emmer Photography

arsnecopinata (Katharina Möller)

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

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 Germany, the UK  and the UAE 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”.


‘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 all kinds of arts and crafts, 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