Katalin Ladik was born in Novi Sad (then Yugoslavia, and present day Serbia) and has lived and worked alternately there and in Budapest, Hungary, as well as on the island of Hvar, Croatia. She is a poet, performance artist, and actress. Parallel to her written poems she also creates sound poems and visual poems, performance art, writes and performs experimental music and audio plays. She is also a performer and an experimental artist (happenings, mail art, experimental theatrical plays). She explores language through visual and vocal expressions, as well as movement and gestures. Her work includes collages, photography, records, performances and happenings in both urban and natural environments.