Biography

1962Born Zwickau, Germany
1986-90Study of Sculptor and Stone restoration  at FWG Berlin
since 1992Lecturer, European Academy of Fine Art Trier
Living in Trier (Germany) and New York

FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES

1992Kunstpreis des Landkreises Trier-Saarburg
1995Ramboux-Preis, Trier
Stipendium Hertogenbusch, Niederlande
1996Stipendium Kunstfonds, Berlin
1997Kunstpreis 1997 Holzschnitt, Ludwigsburg
1998Franz-Josef-Spiegler-Preis
1999Stipendium Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop
Internationales-Studio-Programm, New York
2003Max Kade Foundation, Grant / USA
2004Stipendium Schloss Wiepersdorf
Grand Prix 4th International Triennial Prague
2005Art/Omi, New York
2007kunst: raum sylt quelle
2012Artist Residency Inside-Out Art Museum Beijing
2015Artist Residency Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro
Jozi Art:Lab Johannesburg, Südafrika
2017 CCA Andratx, Spain
2018 Residency Art Center Bern Switzerland

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