Biography

1962

Born Zwickau, Germany

1986-90

Study of Sculptor and Stone restoration  at FWG Berlin

since 1992

Lecturer, European Academy of Fine Art Trier
Living in Trier (Germany) and New York

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES

1992

Kunstpreis des Landkreises Trier-Saarburg

1995

Ramboux-Preis, Trier
Stipendium Hertogenbusch, Niederlande

1996

Stipendium Kunstfonds, Berlin

1997

Kunstpreis 1997 Holzschnitt, Ludwigsburg

1998

Franz-Josef-Spiegler-Preis

1999

Stipendium Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop
Internationales-Studio-Programm, New York

2003

Max Kade Foundation, Grant / USA

2004

Stipendium Schloss Wiepersdorf
Grand Prix 4th International Triennial Prague

2005

Art/Omi, New York

2007

kunst: raum sylt quelle

2012

Artist Residency Inside-Out Art Museum Beijing

2015

Artist Residency Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro
Jozi Art:Lab Johannesburg, Südafrika

BRAINPOWER



For about ten years now my main theme has been the model of human behaviour under extreme conditions such as fear, violence, pressure or death. In this I am especially provoked by the artistic conflict of those neurological and cognitive processes taking place in man that it is difficult to record purely scientifically.

Here, at the interface of biological determination and human awareness, I want to provoke a new perception of these processes through my art. Whether through the abstracted figurative speech of what is biological (up to metaphysical symbolism), or through the form of the crystallisation of the new semantics of the spoken word (new speech/sayings as the expression of human awareness). And often far over and above the framework of both groups of themes at once – both in their coherence and in their antagonism.

Bodo Korsig, 2007