Bodo Korsig

Bodo Korsig, born in Zwickau (Germany), has exhibited extensively in over a hundred museums and galleries at home and abroad – including Leonardimuseum Dresden (Germany), Fukumitsu Art Museum, (Japan), Smart Museum of Art Chicaco (USA), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck (Germany) and ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany). His work is in over fifty museums – both in public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (USA), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (USA), the Smart Museum, Chicago, the Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague (Czech Republic) and Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern (Germany). He has received twenty international awards and grants, including Stipendium Kunstfonds, Berlin (Germany), Artist Residency Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Grand Prix 4th International Triennial Prague (Czech Republic), and Max Kade Foundation (USA).

Since he started creating, he’s continually challenged by his own practice to alternately explore multiple media including sculpture, video installation and stage design. His work has always explored the relationship between art and social connections.  He has collaborated with writers, musicians and dancers. For about twenty years his main theme has been to model human behavior under extreme conditions such as fear, violence, pressure or death. Korsig is especially intrigued by the neurological and cognitive processes that are difficult to record purely scientifically. He wants to provoke a new perception of the processes at the interface of biological determination and human consciousness. He is interested in creating a new pictorial language as the expression of brain functions and human awareness, using the biological body, metaphysical symbols, and the crystallization of the spoken word.