Kati Heck (b. 1979, Düsseldorf, Germany) lives and works in Pulle, Belgium. Heck is known for her lucid yet enigmatic paintings, in which realism is transformed from a representational category into a fluid process. Her compositions branch into multiple genres – with literature, art history, folklore and lived experience forming simultaneous and indivisible strands. Her practice also incorporates sculpture, film, performance and photography. She held her first exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ – Heimlich Manoeuvre – in 2017.