December 6, 2021 - February 26, 2022 BijlmAIR artist-in-residence program by CBK Zuidoost, Bradwolff Projects and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The exhibition is showing works of former residency artists that reflect on the community of Amsterdam Zuidoost. amongst others artists include: Boris van Berkum, Katrin Korfmann, Joanneke Meester, Andrea Stultiens.
Please join our Research Group event: Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:00-18:30 FAULT LINES: KABK RESEARCH FORUM 2021 Location: West Den Haag
@ Bau Xi Vancouver October 5 - 19, 2019, amongst others artists include: Chris Shepherd, Jeffrey Milstein, George Byrne
Publication Back Stages out now!
Exited to announce this new publication in collaboration with Onomatopee ORDER HERE
12 - 15 September 2019, BigArtNu, Hembrugterrein, Netherlands
New comission for Rijnstateartcollection hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands
will be installed in July 2019
New UNESCO 5 EURO Coin with my design will be released on June 27, 2019 commissioned by Ministry of Finance, NL
The State of Transparency
Back Stages @ Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam group show May 25 - June 9, 2019 artists include: Maria Barnas, Gwenneth Boelens, Ruta Butkute, Forensic Architecture, Mio Fujimaki, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, David Jablonowski, Katrin Korfmann, Navid Nuur, Fahrettin Örenli, Jens Pfeifer, Laura Puska, Thomas Rentmeister, Judith Roux, Mirre Yayla Seur and Beny Wagner.
March 7-11, 2018 @Kopeikin Gallery, PIER 90, NEW YORK
January 27 - March 18, 2018 38CC, Delft, The Netherlands
October 12-17, 2017 Herengracht, Amsterdam
Power of the Image
September 23 - October 7, 2017 Group show, atist include Gerald van der Kaap, Guido van der Werve, Katrin Korfmann & Jens Pfeifer, Marike Schuurman, Marjan Laaper, Marjan Teeuwen, Peer Veneman, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs. Rolling Snowball, Yungang Art Museum, Datong, China
May 20 - June 19, 2017 Group show at Three Shadows Art Center, Xiamen, China artists include Jens Pfeifer, Marike Schuurman, Aernout Mik, Fahrettin Orenli, Fiona Tan, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Yang Jian, Yang Zhifei.
Lumen Travo Gallery
March 25- April 22, 2017 Group show: artists include Jens Pfeifer, Berend Strik, Milena Naef and Ni Haifeng. Amsterdam,
November 19 - 27, 2016 Capital C & Art Affairs Curated by Anne van der Zwaag; amongst others works by: Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Krijn de Koning, Kristján Gudmundsson, Katrin Korfmann, Joep van Liefland Amsterdam, NL
December 19, 2015 to January 30, 2016 Arena 1 gallery, Los Angeles. Curated by Carl Berg and David DiMichele. Artists include Michael Arata, Micol Hebron, Katrin Korfmann, Kirk Miller, Maryrose Mendoza, Cecilia Miniucchi, Lara Jo Regan, Steve Schmitt, Jeffery Valance.
August 09 - October 04, 2015 Haus der Fotografie, Burghausen, Germany Artists include Martin Klimas, Marian Luft, Katrin Korfmann, Minyoung Paik, Gabi Blum und Hiroyuki Masuyama, Carla van de Puttelaar
September 12 - October 25, 2015 group exhibition at Kunsthal Citroen, Amsterdam, NL Artists include Koos Breukel, Popel Coumou, Marieke van Diemen, Martin Effert, Tom Janssen, Katrin Korfmann, PolakVanBekkum and many more
Currently working on:
New Photographic Installation for the visitor areas, new penitentiary Zaanstad, NL
Texas Contemporary, Houston
Oktober 1-4, 2015 represented by Kopeikin Gallery, LA
Kemper Museum of Contemporay Art, Kansas Piece by Piece
January 30 - April 26, 2015 an exhibition of works of art from the collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Artists include Nick Cave, Kara Walker, Leonardo Drew JeffreyGibson, Michelle Grabner, Katrin Korfmann, Vik Muniz, Toyin Odutola, Angel Otero, Ebony G. Patterson, Mickalene Thomas, and more.
The AIPAD photography show,
April 16-19, 2015 NY, represented by Kopeikin Gallery
Sept. 20–Dec 20, 2014 Group show is on view at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles
December, 2 - 7, 2014 art fair Miami, represented by Kopeikin Gallery
I am a Mountain
October 25 - November 22, 2014 duo show with Jens Pfeifer at Gallery Lumen Travo Amsterdam,
September 13 - November 8th, 2014 solo show at Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles, US
Chinese European Art Center 15 Years Anniversary Exhibition
November 11 - November 29, 2014 Xiamen, China Amongst others works by: Jing Jin, Katrin Korfmann, Lotte Geeven, Marjan Laaper, Marianne Lammersen, Nick Renshaw, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sylvie Zijlmans & Hewald Jongenelis, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Wei Na.
October 1 – October 30, 2014, European Month of Photography Berlin: solo show at Whiteconcepts Berlin, Opening and Artist Talk: October 17, 7 pm
OUT NOW !
The book: Ensembles Assembled published by Onomatopee Texts: Gregory Volk, Freek Lomme and Nanne op t’ Ende Graphic design: Studio Adriaan Mellegers Japanese Binding / 116 pages / 17,5 x 24 cm // 7 x 9,5 inch
Photoireland, Ensembles Assembled
August 1 -10, 2014 Book presentation and Exhibition at Photoireland /Library Project Dublin in collaboration with publisher Onomatopee
Aperture Summer Open
July 17 - August 14, 2014 group show at Aperture Foundation, New York,
July 12 - Aug 15, 2014 organized by: Chinese European Art Center Djupivogur, Iceland. Amongst others works by: Jung Jin, Lotte Geeven, Sigudur Gudmundsson, Sylvie Zijlmans, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Wei Na
OTIS, Los Angeles
MFA Fine Arts Lecture at Otis College of Art and Design, November 08, 2018, open to the public
UNSEEN at the gallery
bradwolff & partners - Katrin Korfmann, Roy Villevoye
One weekend of contemporary photography in 26 Amsterdam based galleries Presenting a program of undiscovered photography talent and unseen works by well-known photographers, over 25 galleries from Amsterdam initiated a weekend of photography. Supported by Unseen this is a physical answer to digital fairs, all galleries can be visited on the spot throughout the city on Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4. Opening hours: daily 12 - 18 hrs. Exhibition runs unto Nov 24, 2020
All inquiries regarding artwork sales are to be addressed to our galleries listed on this website. Please contact the gallery nearest you.
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Supported by: Mondriaan Fund Design: Céline Hurka Web-development Kay Pisarowitz
Awards & Grants & Residencies
Royal Academy of Art The Hague, DDF Research Fellow, NL
BijlmAIR, Residency by CBK Zuidoost, Bradwolff Projects and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
Mondriaan Fund, Stipend for established artists, NL
Best Dutch Book Designs, NL
Chinese European Art Center, Residency, Xiamen, CN
Mondriaan Fund, basic stipend, NL
Rado Star Prize, by Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, CH
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, development grant, NL
Fonds BKVB, publication grant, NL
Grafisch Atelier, Residency/Grant, Amsterdam, NL
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Residency/Grant, DE [cat.]
Robert Bosch Foundation, Grant, DE Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Residency, Biella, IT
Mama Cash Award, NL Würth Foundation, Grant, DE
Esther Kroon Award, NL
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (Photography)
Assistant to Ulay (Uwe F. Laysiepen)
Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee
The artist has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art and public spaces, including Photography Museum Rotterdam, GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague (NL); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles; Aperture New York (US); Three Shadows Art Centre and CEAC, Xiamen, OFOTO, Shanghai, (CN); Azad Gallery, Tehran, (IR), Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Frankfurter Kunstverein (DE) and many more.
Korfmann has realized numerous public art commissions, for example, for the Ministry of Finance, Rijksgebouwendienst, Schiphol Airport, University VU mc, AMC Amsterdam, Rijnstate, Ronald McDonald Centre (NL); Ford (US); Stockholm County Council (SE).
Her work is held in many private and corporate collections, such as in the U.S.: C21, Gautreaux, Fidelity, Twitter. In Germany: Würth Foundation, European Patent Office, Robert Bosch Foundation. In the Netherlands: Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group, ING Art Collection, Art Collection Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VandenBroek Foundation, Fotomuseum the Hague. In Sweden: Collection City of Umeå, Balticgruppen, Stockholm County Council.
Katrin Korfmann is an artist working on the cutting edge of photography, post photography and installation art. Attracted to the spectacles of everyday life, which often occur in the public space, she captures people in metropolitan motion. A tension emerges as her work oscillates between stillness and movement, creating a fresh perspective on busy urban settings as portraits of contemporary transitions.
With a critical and playful attitude towards the world around her, and explicitly in relation to contemporary visual culture, Korfmann uses a myriad of self-photographed images to investigate their historical, social and visual context. A simultaneous sense of distance and proximity arises as she depicts realities that neither the artist’s eye nor the camera could ever have grasped. Her images are both an interpretation of her experience and of collective social memory.
Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin, and has lived and worked in Amsterdam since 1995. She studied Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie before continuing her research at the Rijksakademie, both in Amsterdam, Cittadellarte Biella in Italy, Akademie der Künste Berlin Germany, and the Chinese European Art Centre in Xiamen, China. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Prix de Rome (2nd), Mama Cash Award and the Esther Kroon Award (NL), Bieler Fototage Prize (CH) and has received various grants from international institutions such as the Robert Bosch Foundation, Würth Foundation (DE) and Mondriaan Fund (NL).
Korfmann is a senior tutor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague since 2010, where she currently teaches Image in the BA programme Graphic Design and Post Photography in the MA programme Non Linear Narrative. In addition to being a research fellow at KABK Research Group 2020-22, Korfmann has lectured as a guest tutor at MFA Fine Arts Otis in Los Angeles, Master Performing Public Space Fontys Tilburg, Elisava Barcelona and the University of Art Kassel and Bremen, amongst others.