Radio Performances & Sound Installations 

“Jamming the Signal,” radio paper performance commissioned by Sounding Research, Angewandte, Vienna, 2022

“Live from Radio Multe,” with Alwynne Pritchard, radio performance commissioned by Tonspur Kunstverein Wien and MQ21, 2021 

“Radio Multe Launching into Air,” with Alwynne Pritchard, radio performance commissioned by Air Conditions, 2021

Seaweed radio performance with Sabine Popp, for Radio Hopes &
Dreams, Elin Már Øyen Vister's mobile radio station, Lygalleriet and Wave Farm, 2021

“Who are you SkottegatenFM?” Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst (BEK) radio street party, 2021

“SkottegatenFM,” Borealis Festival for Experimental Sound, Resonating Nordnes radio street party, 2021

“SkottegatenFM,” three-month micro-FM neighborhood radio station broadcasting daily, Bergen, 2021

“Transmission Ritual (Strange Radio Episode 1),” Tbilisi Architecture
Biennial, Georgia, 2020 

“Strange Radio, Live! Listening to the Deep Connection: A Lecture-
Performance-Transmission,” ArtNow Visiting Artist, Monmouth
University, NJ, 2019

“Strange Radio: Live!” radio + sound installation performance, Radical
Interconnectedness Fest, Turners Falls, MA, 2019

“The Psyche & Cupid Radio Hour,” with Dilşa Perinçek, simultaneous
broadcast on Sketchpad and Radiophrenia, Glasgow, Scotland, 2019; expanded for Kone Foundation Harvest Party, Finland, 2019, and for Rummur Radio, Bergen, Norway, 2020

“Sketchpad,” biweekly radio show on WMCB 107.9 FM in Greenfield,
MA, 2018-2020

“Haus, part 2, Zirkus,” 8-channel sound installation with artistic
contributions from Reni Hofmüller, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Elisabeth
Kelvin and der Sprechchor directed by Bruno Pisek, Tonspur.     
Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, 2018; Maribor, Slovenia, 2019 

“A Chance Event,” 8-channel sound installation with Yvette Janine
Jackson, Bojana Knežević, and Katarina Petrović, Tonspur Passage,
Maribor, Slovenia, Computer Art Festival WFMR, 2018   
“Tonspur 76_Expanded: Karen Werner’s HAUS, Plus A Group Of 
Works Circling About Holocaust Postmemory And The Stranger,”
curated by Georg Weckwerth, Projectroom MAG3, Vienna, 2018

“Haus, Part 1, Covenant of the Tongue,” 8-channel sound installation,
Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, December 2017-February 2018

Featured artist on Earlid, online radio and audio arts platform curated
by Joan Schuman: October-December 2018

WMTQ pop-up radio, collaborative narrowcast from cupola of the
Montague Bookmill, Montague, MA, 2017

Featured Radio Artist, Radio Art 106 FM, produced and curated by
Meira Asher, Haifa, Israel, Dec. 25, 2016 + Jan. 1, 2017

“Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” Soundings: Protest| Politics|
, Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, NC, 2017     
      Selected Radio & Audio Works    
“Seijo and her Soul” for Lumpen Station, Switzerland, coming in 2023
“The Path of a Two-Way Movement,” for MÆKUR, Bergen, 2020
“Archive of Future Signals,” for Wave Farm, NY 2020
“Signals & Connections: Archival Processes,” with Maia Urstad for Bergen Kunsthall, 2020
“Covenant of the Tongue” + “Zirkus,” Kunstradio,   
Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), 2018
“You Will Not See Me Die,” with Wendy Call, Earshot, Australian
Broadcast Corporation, 2017
“Seaweed,” for Earlid, curated by Joan Schuman, 2017 
“Strange Radio, Episodes 1-5,” Orange 94.0 FM, Vienna, 2016
 “Swimming in Butterflies,” Soundproof, Australian Broadcast   
Corporation, 2016 
“She Stops Watches,” Carte Blanche, Montreal, 2016  
“Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” Earshot, Australian Broadcast         
Corporation, 2015. Winner of 2016 Grand Prix Marulić
“Resonance 1 & 2,” Deep Listening Festival, Troy, NY, 2014
      Selected Publications
Werner, K. (2022) Who are you SkottegatenFM? In Ecologies of Attention: Artistic Research from Bergen Art Academy (Brandon LaBelle, editor).

Shoemaker, D. & Werner, K. (2020). Listening and becoming through sound: audio autoethnographic collaboration as critical communication pedagogy. With accompanying audio piece, “What is Collaboration?” Review of Communication: Special Issue on (Re)sounding Pedagogies, 20(4), 355-366. 
Werner, K. & Kayatekin, S. (2020) Imagining Loss. Rethinking Marxism, 32:1, 88-107. 

Werner, K. (2019). Covenant of the Tongue. [In]Transition, Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, Special Double Issue on Audiography, Guest Editors Neil Verma and Jacob Smith, 6.2.
Werner, K. (2019). In Praise, In Praise of the Radio Autoethnography: A Radio Collage, Qualitative Inquiry, 25(6), 561-562.

Werner, K. (2017). Autoethnography as a Way of Being (Radiophonic). International Review of Qualitative Research, 10(1), 97-100.

Gansworth, L. & Werner, K. (2016). First Medicine: Stories of Water & Now. Rethinking Marxism: Special Issue on Marxism and Spirituality, 28(3), 385-396.

Werner, K. (2015). Performing Economies of Care in a New England Time Bank and Buddhist Community. In G. Roelvink, K. St. Martin, & J.K. Gibson-Graham (Eds.), Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies (pp. 72-97). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
      Selected Talks & Conference Presentations
“Strange Radio as Method,” Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2019 

“Working Collaboratively,” with Deanna Shoemaker, Autoethnography Special Interest Group, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2018.

“Ghost’s Radio: Art, Research, Possibilities," Spaces Beyond: Parallax Forum Network, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland, 2017 

“Sounding Autoethnographic Performance: Radio, Song and Digital Audio as Inquiry,” co-organizer of panel and presenter, “Strange Radio: Radiophonic Space and Performance Autoethnography,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2017

“Audio Ethnography: Art and Politics of Knowledge Production,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois,, 2015

“Telling Sound Stories,” invited presenter for Smith College seminar organized by Dr. Julio Alves, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

“Audio Hearth,” co-founder with Tina Antolini & co-organizer with Andrew Leland; free audio listening events with guest curators, 2013-2020
      Selected Courses Taught
"re-radio: Radio Art's Evocations,” Faculty for Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, Norway, 2021

“Making the Word Incarnate, the Body a Text,” course for BFA in Socially Engaged Art, Goddard College, VT, 2019

“Radio Art: Listening to the Deep Connection” (BFA in Socially Engaged Art course), Goddard College, VT, 2018

“Poetics and Politics of Nonfiction Audio Storytelling,” Hampshire College, MA, 2016

“True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction Storytelling,” Goddard College, VT, 2015
      Selected Workshop Teaching 
“Radio BAS,” Bergen Architecture School, part of BAS' Big Wonderful Experiment in non-extractive architecture, 2023

“Open-Wave Receivers,” as part of Shortwave Collective, Piksel Festival, Bergen, 2022

“Performing Theory,” Bergen Architecture School, 2022

“Radiophonic Quilt,” Wave Farm, NY; Monmouth University, NJ, 2019

“Radio Audity!” Media Lab, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 2019
Radio Autoethnography,” Phd-in-Practice Program, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria 2018
Radio Autoethnography,” Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien,  for Ricarda Denzer’s seminar “Horvergessen," 2018 & 2019
Visiting Artist, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland, 2017 & 2018
“Politics of Storytelling,” Megapolis, Philadelphia, PA; HearSay Audio Arts Festival, Kilfinane, Ireland; Prix Bohemia Radio Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2017-2018

“Audio Autoethnography,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2016
     Grants, Awards & Honors 
Art Residencies:
     Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst (BEK), Norway, 2021 + 2023
     Røst AiR, Skomvær, Norway, 2022
     Venø Gård Kunst, Venøya, Norway, 2021
     Monson Arts Center, Maine, USA, 2019
     Elektronmusikstudion with Yvette Janine Jackson, Stockholm,
             Sweden, 2019
      Kone Foundation’s Saari Residence, Mynämäki, Finland, 2019
      Mobile Art Lab Residency, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice,   
             Poland, 2017-2018
      MuseumsQuartier, Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, Austria, 2017
      studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria, 2016
      Vermont Studio Center, Hemera Foundation, USA, 2014

Meltzer Fond Award for Radio Station as Collective, University of Bergen, Norway, 2022 (Travel research grant to Berlin and Kassel)

Bergen Kommune Interdisciplinary Arts Grant for Radio Multe, 2022, 2023

Bergen Kommune Electronic Arts and Empty Storefront Grants (with William Kudahl) for Bergen Community FM Radio, 2021 

Meltzer Fond Award for Radio, Resonance and Song, University of Bergen, Norway, 2021

Artistic Research Fellowship, Faculty for Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, Norway, 2020-2024

Inauguaral Radio Art Fellowship, Wave Farm, Hudson, NY 2019-2020

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, 2019-2020 + 2017-2018

Grand Prix Marulić for Radio Documentary, “Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” 2016

Alternate • Fulbright Core Scholar (Faculty) Fellowship, Cork, Ireland, 2015-2016

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellow, 2014-2016

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Audio Production, 2014+ 2019    

Art Reviews & Interviews 

Podcast Interview, The RightsCast with Ash, January 16, 2023

“Hun vil gjenopplive FM-radioen i Bergen,” by Osama Shaheen, Bergens Tidende, 10 August 2022

“Strange Radio Elicits Deep Listening,” by Trish Crapo, Montague Reporter, March 27, 2019
“Strange Radio, Radical Interconnectedness,” Interview with Monte Belmonte, 93.9 FM The River, April 2019
“Zapotec Language and the Language of Radio,” Interview on InContrast: A Podcast on Culture in the Making with Ilan Stavans, New England Public Radio (NEPR), February 12, 2018
“Undulating Fabric of Time” and “Haunting: A Conversation with Karen Werner,” by Joan Schuman, Earlid, Fall 2018
“Listening to the Deep Connection, KW Interview with Frank Jodicke,” Skug MusikKultureFebruary 2018
Also appears in German in DAVID: Judische KultureZeitschrift, December 2018                                                                                                           

      Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology  • Brandeis University, MA, 2004             
Masters of Education • Harvard University, MA, 1993                                                              
Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics & Anthropology, Honors • Brown University, RI, 1990

With thanks to mentors, advisors and teachers: Shulamit Reinharz, Julie Graham, Eve Marko, Sherre DeLys, Gregory Whitehead, Brandon LaBelle, Anna Friz and Maia Urstad.