Bodo Korsig

(Zwickau 1962 -)


Biography

Bodo Korsig (*1962, Zwickau), who lives in Trier and New York, is one of the most unconventional contemporary German artists, whose oeuvre masters the balancing act between sensitivity and brutality like almost no other. His work includes video art, installations, sculptures and wall objects, paintings, prints, as well as photography and art books. Korsig’s work explores the boundaries of philosophy and science by questioning personal identity, how the human mind is composed, and how these boundaries can be affected, for example, by extreme conditions.

His vocabulary is both provocative and enigmatic. Many of his works appear strange and yet strangely familiar. In some cases, they appear to be derived from everyday objects that are, however, inserted into a new overall context. The visual events often take on a highly lyrical character, whether it be his videos, which are at times shaded with morbid poetry, or Korsig’s titles of works such as “traces of life,” “Gedankensplitter,” or “window of the mind.”

Korsig studied stone restoration at the Fachschule für Werbung und Gestaltung Berlin from 1986 to 1990 and has been a lecturer in experimental printing techniques at the European Academy of Art in Trier since 1992. In addition to numerous projects in public space, such as the installation “Connecting the dots – Challenge the status quo”, 2018 at the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, he has received numerous international awards and grants and is represented in well over 50 museum collections, including, the National Gallery of Art, Washington,D.C., USA, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, the Deutsche Bank Collection Frankfurt, Germany or the Czech Museum of Fine Arts Prague, Czech Republic. Korsig has been shown in over 300 solo and group exhibitions since the 1990s.

Exhibition

exhibtions (selection)

2022
Landesmuseum Mainz, Germany
Dak'art Biennale Dakar, SEN
2021
Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen, NL
2020
Xylon Museum Schwetzigen, Germany
Kunsthalle Trier, Germany
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany
2019
Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Germany
2018
Museum Boppard, Germany
Museum am Dom Trier, Germany
2017
Museum für grafische Künste Quedlinburg, Germany
Jewish Institute of Religion Museum New York, US
Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Germany
2016
Museum Simeonstift Trier, Germany
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL US
2015
Largo das Artes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
GASK Kutná Hora, Tschechien
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, US
2014
Museum, Westerland, Germany
Kunstverein Pforzheim, Germany
2013
Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico
AC-Institute, New York, US
National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012
Inside-out Art Museum Beijing, China
2011
Städtische Gallery Saarbrücken, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Germany
UTSA Satellite Space San Antonio, US
The Dishman Art Museum, US
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot ,Germany
2010
Greenfieldsacks Gallery Los Angeles, US The Dishman Art Museum, US
2009
Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finnland
2008
Huan Tie Museum Beijing, China
2007
Leonardimuseum Dresden, Germany
Tenri Cultural Institute New York,US
Czech Museum of Fine Arts Prag, Tschechien
2006
Allentown Art Museum, US
2003
Musée d’Histoire Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2002
Smart Museum of Art Chicaco, US Fukumitsu Art Museum, Japan
2001
Tucson Museum of Art Arizona, US Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
2000
Trussardi Art Center Milano, Italien
Maier Museum of Art Lynchburg, Virgina,US
1999
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
1998
Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, Germany
Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
1997
Städtisches Museum Simeonstift Trier, Germany
1995
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany
1993
Städtisches Museum, Zwickau, Germany
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
1992
Kunstmuseum Heidenheim,
Kunsthalle Duisburg, Germany

Work Selection

Alternate Text

traces of life