Katrin Korfmann BijlmAIR artist-in-residence 2021
Nelson Mandelapark Biotoop
We are excited to announce our next BijlmAIR, Artist in Residence [17 May- 30 June 2021] : Katrin Korfmann. The residency is a program of CBK Zuidoost in collaboration with Bradwolff Projects and the Stedelijk Museum. All BijlmAIR residents integrate ‘Amsterdam Zuidoost’ in their art projects in one way or another. Korfmann approaches the Nelson Mandelapark as a biotope and will examine how the local community live with and in the park. With this starting point she develops new work that take place around the park and arise from the residence period. Korfmann is attracted to the spectacles of everyday life. By capturing people in motion, she forms a new perspective on urban settings as portraits of contemporary transitions.
Katrin Korfmann grew up in West Berlin, Germany and lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she specialized in photography and continued her research with residencies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Cittadellarte in Biella, Italy and the Chinese European Art Centre in Xiamen. Following her interest in public spaces she realized numerous public art works, amongst others in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Moreover, Korfmann won several prizes for her work, including Radostar Prize (CH), Prix de Rome (2nd prize) and the Esther Kroon Award (NL) and received grants from international institutions like Robert Bosch and Würth Foundation (DE), Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and recently in 2020 the Mondriaan stipendium for established artists.