Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin and lives and works in Amsterdam since 1995.
Her work, spanning various media - ranging from photography to video and installations - reveals a new perspective on social dynamics. Strongly aesthetic, her images present an abstract of human interaction bound by the grid of everyday life. The recent work questions documentary and narrative aspects of photography, as well as its reputation being “witness to the truth”.
Using a bird’s-eye view she stages the event’s ephemerality in the centre and creates a suggestion of distance and closeness at the same time. By simultaneously zooming in and out, Korfmann depicts mysterious realities, which neither the eye, nor the artist’s camera could have grasped.
Katrin studied Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and continued her research during her residencies at the Rijksakademie, both in Amsterdam. Since the late 1990s her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art and public spaces. In addition to a practice as a visual artist, she is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.