Katja VERHEUL (1988, Netherlands) is a researcher, visual artist, and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Audio-Visual Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University. While at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, she directed the short The Process (2014). In 2017, she collaborated with artist Jane Chan for her short film Where is the riot at?. Toni and Bleri premiered at the 2019 Visions du Réel. Verheul directed Maiden (2019) during her residency at YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan. Improvised Objects is her fifth short, with its world premiere at IFFR 2021.