Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin, but lives and works in Amsterdam since 1995.
Her work, spanning various media - ranging from photography to video and installations - reveals a new perspective on social dynamics. Strongly aesthetic, her images present an abstract of human interaction bound by the grid of everyday life.
The recent work questions documentary and narrative aspects of photography, as well as its reputation being “witness to the truth”.
Using a bird’s-eye view she stages the event’s ephemerality in the centre and creates a suggestion of distance and closeness at the same time. By simultaneously zooming in and out, Korfmann depicts mysterious realities, which neither the eye, nor the artist’s camera could have grasped.
Katrin studied Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and continued her research during her residencies at the Rijksakademie, both in Amsterdam. Since the late 1990s her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art and public spaces. In addition to a practice as a visual artist, she is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
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2014 Chinese European Art Center, Residency, Xiamen, CN
2013 Mondriaan Fund, basic stipend, NL
2012 Rado Star Prize, by Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, CH
2011 Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, development grant, NL
2010 Fonds BKVB, publication grant, NL
2009 Grafisch Atelier, Residency/Grant, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Residency/Grant, DE [cat.]
2004 Fonds BKVB, basic stipend, NL
Vrije Ruimten Zuidas 01, Residency/Grant, NL [cat.]
2003 Prix de Rome (public art, 2nd prize), NL [cat.]
Fonds BKVB, starter stipend, NL
2002 Fonds BKVB, starter stipend, NL
2001 Robert Bosch Foundation, Grant, DE
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Residency, Biella, IT
2000 Mama Cash Award, NL
Würth Foundation, Grant, DE
1999 Esther Kroon Award, NL
2000/2001 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten,
1996 - 99 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (Photography)
1997 / 98 Assistant to Ulay (Uwe F. Laysiepen)
1995 / 96 Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee
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Her work is represented in various private and corporate collections e.g.
in the U.S.: Bill and Christy Gautreaux, Twitter
in Germany: Würth Foundation, Alison & Peter W. Klein Collection
in The Netherlands: Drake Collection, AMC Art Collection,
Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group,
ING Art Collection, European Patent Office.
Ministry of Finance, Rijksgebouwendienst, Schiphol Airport, University VU MC,
Ronald McDonald Centre (Netherlands); Ford (USA);
Stockholm County Council (Sweden).