Katya Sander was born in 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and studied architecture and media art at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Copenhagen. She explores ways of thinking inside established fields of exchange, be they corporate, public, or market-driven, while also investigating the history of spectatorship, and how a public is addressed, produced, and negotiated. Her recent solo exhibitions include Production of Future: A Science Fiction About Counting at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, (2008); What is Capitalism?, Zeppelin University, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin (2007); and The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2005). She participated in Documenta 12, Kassel (2007), as part of an exhibition project with David Thorne, Ashley Hunt, Sharon Hayes, and Andrea Geyer. Since 1998 she has jointly edited OE-Reader with Simon Sheikh. Sander has also been a lecturer at Konsthögskolan Royal College of Art in Umeå and at the Jutland Art Gallery.