Katrin Korfmann

Photography

Owing to her background in photography, Katrin Korfmann’s work in various media – photo-works, videos and installations – is concerned with concepts of framing, perspective, and the social dimensions of perception, and pushes the boundaries of photography and representation. An important determinant in her work are observations of specific public places, made visible through the presentation of different sequential incidents that have been registered within a given period and location, in one single spatial arrangement.
The issue of responsibility for the existence of an image, the choice of the right moment and the framing that determines an image also play an important role in her work.
Korfmann’s work maybe characterized by a formal level of composition, structure and spatiotemporal experience, that is aimed at the registration and investigation of social constructions and behavior in public space.

Since the late 1990s her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art institutions and public spaces. Her work is represented in numerous private and public international collections.
 She won several prizes for her work, including Radostar Prize (CH), Prix de Rome (2nd prize) and the Esther Kroon Award (NL) and received grants from international institutions like Robert Bosch and Würth Foundation, Akademie der Künste Berlin (DE) and Mondriaan Fund (NL).

 Additionally to her artistic practice she is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin, Germany and lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she specialised in photography and continued her research with residencies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Cittadellarte in Biella and the Chinese European Art Centre in Xiamen, China.


Artist Info

Katrin Korfmann


Biography


Born in 1971 in Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Education

2000/2001

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam/NL

1996-1999

Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam/NL

1997/1998

Assistant to Ulay (Uwe F. Laysiepen)

1995/1996

University of Fine Arts, Berlin-Weissensee/DE

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2014

Chinese European Art Center, residency grant, Xiamen/CN

2013

Mondriaan Fund, basic stipend, NL

2012

RADO STAR PRIZE SWITZERLAND, winner
2011

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, development grant, NL

2010

Fonds BKVB, publication grant, NL

2009

Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, residency grant, Amsterdam/NL

2005

Academy of Fine Arts, residency grant/DE

2004

Fonds BKVB, Grant/NL
Vrije Ruimten Zuidas 01, residency grant/NL
Nomination: KDR kunst RAI prize/NL
Nomination: prize of the national gallery, Berlin/DE

2003

Prix de Rome public art, 2nd prize/NL
Fonds BKVB, Grant/NL

2002

Fonds BKVB, Grant/NL

2001

Robert Bosch Foundation, Grant/DE
Citta dell’arte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Residency, Biella/IT

2000

Mama Cash Award/NL
Foundation Wuerth, Grant/DE

1999

Esther Kroon Award/NL

Solo exhibitions and projects in public space

2017

KVdL art collection, Amsterdam/NL

2016

665 km, Berlinartprojects, Berlin/DE

2015

Hui´an, Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam/NL
Ensembles assembled, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam/NL

2014

I am a Mountain, with Jens Pfeifer, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam/NL
Ensembles assembled, European Month of Photography, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE
Ensembles assembled, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
Ensembles assembled, Photoireland /Library Project, Dublin/IRL
Bau Xi Photo, Toronto/CA
Ensembles assembled, Onomatopee, Eindhoven/NL
Count for Nothing, Bau Xi Photo, Toronto/CN
Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen/CN

2013

Gallery ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM, Stockholm/Umea/SE
AMC Collection, Brummelkamp Galerie AMC, Amsterdam/NL

2012

Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai/CN
Kolorit, European Month of Photography, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin/DE
Gallery ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM, Stockholm/SE

2011

Art Amsterdam, with Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Horizon Vanished, Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL

2010

Count for Nothing, European Month of Photography Berlin, WHITECONCEPTS@Gallery Kai Hilgemann, Berlin/DE
VOLTA 6 with Zaum Projects, Basel/CH

2009

2x2projects, Amsterdam/NL
Count for Nothing, Art Affairs project room, New York/USA
Seesaw, Station Hilversum, subway, commission, NL
Count for Nothing, Zaum Projects, Lisbon/PT
Goethe Institute, Hong Kong/CN
Waiting for Julia, Gallery artMbassy, Berlin/DE

2008

Imagine what is like (p.s.), Central Station, Hilversum/NL

2006

Scope New York with Art Affairs, New York/USA

2005

L’Aparador, Museu Abellò, Mollet des Valles/ES
Flatten Image (p.s.), Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin/DE

2004

Lift, 5 min.32 sec., Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
Blue Octagon (DFOTO) (p.s.), Boulevard, San Sebastian/ES

2003

Public Cube (p.s.), Prix de Rome/Schiphol Airport/NL
art forum berlin with Art Affairs, Berlin/DE
Art Brussels with Art Affairs, Brussels/BE
Art Spaces, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Art Spaces, Galeria 44, Barcelona/ES

2002

Cucina Mobile, W139, Amsterdam/NL

2001

Counter-Strike, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Viewing the Viewer, Galeria 44, Barcelona/ES
Cucina Mobile, Plus e.V., Duesseldorf/DE

2000

White Wall Project, Rijksakademie Zeedijk, Amsterdam/NL

Group Shows

2017

Power of the Image, Yungang Art Museum, Shanxi Sheng/CN
Art Toronto, with Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto/CA
Big Art, Herengracht, Amsterdam/NL
Power of the Image, Yungang Art Museum, Datong/CN
Rolling Snowball/8, Three Shadows Art Center, Xiamen/CN
Photo Basel, with Kopeikin Gallery, Basel/CH
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
AIPAD, New York, with Kopeikin Gallery, New York/USA
Art Rotterdam, with Francis Boeske Projects, Rotterdam/NL

2016

Jimei x Arles – Photography Festival, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen/CN
BIG, Capital C & Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
25th Anniversary, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
Art Photo Budapest, with WHITECONCEPTS, Millenaris, Budapest/HU
AIPAD Photography Show, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, New York/USA
140-15, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umea/SE
Connection, Museum The Royal Castle, Warsaw/PL

2015

Unseen Photo Fair, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
The Painters Eye In Photography, Haus der Fotografie, Robert-Gerlich-Museum, Burghausen/DE
AIPAD Photography Show, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, New York/USA
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City/USA

2014

Miami Project, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, Miami/USA
15 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen/CN
Art Market Budapest, with WHITECONCEPTS, Budapest/HU
Rolling Snowball/5, Chinese European Art Center, Djupivogur/IS
One Minute on Tour, Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai/CN
Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York/USA
art MRKT, represented by Kopeikin Gallery LA, San Francisco/USA
AIPAD Photography Show, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, New York/USA
RAW art fair, represented by We like Art, Rotterdam/NL
Art Rotterdam, represented by Art Affairs, Rotterdam/NL

2013

The Miami Project, represented by Kopeikin Gallery, Miami/USA
Starting Something, Beijing Design Week, Beijing/CN
WHITE, group show with Katrin Korfmann, Photography Museum Rotterdam/NL
If Walls Could Speak – ING Collection, Foundation Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam/NL
Troublesome, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego/USA
Conceptual Photography, Art Affairs Gallery Amsterdam/NL
with Kopeikin Gallery, AIPAD, New York/USA
Passing Time, The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Gallery, USA

2012

Who told you so?!, Onomatopee, Eindhoven/NL
From Dusk to Dawn, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
Art Platform LA, represented by Art Affairs, Los Angeles/USA
ANALOG DIGITAL, Irivine Fine Art Center, CA, USA
Reconnaissance – Dutch Collectors’ Eyes & Some of the Places They Look, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London/UK
Passing Time, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS/USA
Passing Time, R.E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN/USA
Passing Time, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan Universit, Middletown, CT/USA
ARCO, with Gallery Kai Hilgemann (DE) and Mar Art (ES), Madrid/ES

2011

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, with Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
PULSE art fair, with 2×2 projects & Art Affairs, Los Angeles/USA
Voorbeeld, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague/NL
ARCO, with Gallery Kai Hilgemann, Madrid/ES

2010

FLOW, Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven/NL
KORFMANN&WOOKEY, CBK, Dordrecht/NL
Private Confessions, Cellow Factory, London/GB
Kosmos Kiosk, Kunstverein Giessen/DE
Sideways, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem/NL

2009

Strahl Dich Aus, Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld/DE
Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam/NL
viennafair, with Zaum Projects, Vienna/AT
Space Matrix 01, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE

2008

Start, Zaum Projects, Lisbon/PT
Serial Photography, 2×2 projects, Amsterdam/NL
Sideways, Azad Gallery, Tehran/IR
Art Amsterdam with Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
3xF, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Rostock/DE
UITBRAAK!, Meneer de wit, Amsterdam/NL
Scope Basel, with 2x2projects, Basel/CH
Art Rotterdam, with Art Affairs, Rotterdam/NL

2007

MYSTERY, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York/USA
Scope Basel, with Art Affairs, Basel/CH
Art Rotterdam, with Art Affairs, Rotterdam/NL

2006

Real spaces, fictitious spaces, Fundación COFF,
Edificio Tabacalera, San Sebastián/ES
Gray.Korfmann.Youngblood, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
3xF, Frauen Museum, Wiesbaden/DE
Quo Vadis, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Vorlaeufige Durchsuchung, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin/DE
3xF, Hauptstadtstudio ARD, Berlin/DE

2005

Digital Cotton, Savannah Gallery, Atlanta/Greece, USA
Palm Beach Contemporary with Art Affairs, Palm Beach/USA
Marks of Honour, Foam, Amsterdam/NL
Marks of Honour, van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
Art Cologne with Art Affairs, Cologne/DE
Kunst RAI with Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL

2004

Zoom op Zuidas, De Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam/NL
Ultrachrome, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles/USA
4 Positions, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Werkstatt Junge Akademie, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin/DE
Uitgelicht 4, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam/NL
art forum berlin, with Art Affairs, Berlin/DE
Art Cologne, with Art Affairs, Cologne/DE
Art in the Hinge, European Patent Office, The Hague/NL

2003

Prix de Rome, GEM Museum voor actuele Kunst, The Hague/NL
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague/NL
ARCO with Galeria 44, Madrid/ES

2002

Non Places, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M./DE
Thresholding, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam/NL
Big Torino, International Biennale of Young Art, Torino/IT
Out of the Digital Domain, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine/USA
Esther Kroon Prijs, Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam/NL
Faces Chosen, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
Portretten uit de Collectie Van Zoetendaal, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague/NL
ARCO, with Galeria 44, Madrid/ES
Art Cologne, with Art Affairs, Cologne/DE

2001

Plus.Quam.Perfekt, Museum Ludwig, Cologne/DE
Open Studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/NL
eme3 Dencity, CCCB, Barcelona/ES
Appearing Live, Zu tun in B./project space, Cologne/DE
Art Cologne, with Art Affairs, Cologne/DE
The Body’s Performance, Art Affairs, Amsterdam/NL
ARCO, with Galeria 44, Madrid/ES
She Shows, Bagagehal Loods 6, Amsterdam/NL

2000

Open Studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/NL
Illusions, Galeria 44, Barcelona/ES
Live Portraits, Projectroom Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/NL

Selected collections


Aegon Art Collection, NL
Alison & Peter W. Klein Collection, DE
AMC Art Collection, NL
Art Affairs Collection, NL
Art Collection Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL
ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, NL
Balticgruppen, SE
Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group, NL
Carla & Hugo Brown Collection, NL
Drake Collection, NL
European Patent Office, NL
Fundacion COFF, ES
ING Art Collection, NL
K&L Gates, DE
Kunstcollectie Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, The Hague, NL
M. Heiting, USA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL
P & M. Sanders Collection, NL
Robert Bosch Foundation, DE
Sanders Collection, NL
Stiftung Wuerth, DE
Van Zoetendaal Collection, NL
Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES
VU Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam, NL
VU mc Art Collection, NL
Wuerth Foundation, DE
Ymere Art Collection, NL