Anton Kats (b.1983, Ukraine) is an artist, musician and dancer based in London. After attending master programs in Art in Context at the University of Arts Berlin and Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College Kats currently continues his studies as a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths. He facilitates a practice-based research project, which derives from and investigates walking and listening as methodologies within the field of Artistic Research as Pedagogy. His inquiry reveals diverse forms of learning necessary to generate critical and practical knowledge in the everyday and combines pedagogy and art practice as a form of investigation.
Collaboratively developing learning platforms by the means of Radio and Film his work addresses site-specific processes from within of the group and is driven by the context of diverse practitioners. In his work Kats engages with structures of self-organization and self-education, marginalised people and the non-normative. Amongst others he has been working with non-governmental organizations in St. Petersburg, Berlin, Kingston and London developing artistic interventions and programs together with the residents of the cities margins. His goal is to explore the potential of collaboration within such social structures and jointly develop useful methods that enable to independently take action.
His works were exhibited and performed in venues including the Serpentine Galleries, Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Showroom Gallery. He is an editor of Sound Space Downtown: Workbook and User Manual, based on his Radio Sonar project and is a lecturer of Contextual Studies at the Ravensbourne University in London.