Bodo Korsig


Bodo Korsig


Bodo Korsig

Driven by the question of human perception and behavioral patterns

Artist Bodo Korsig (*1962, Zwickau), residing in New York and Trier, is renowned for his artistic work primarily focusing on spatial installations, objects, and videos. His art transcends the mere combination of visual and auditory elements, characterized by a profound interest in the potentials of space and interaction, along with an ongoing quest for new forms of expression and aesthetic experiences.

Since 2015, Korsig has dedicated himself increasingly to the creation of interactive installations. In doing so, he incorporates elements from various artistic disciplines such as fine arts, literature, and performance. This interdisciplinary approach expands the boundaries of his art, allowing for the exploration of complex themes in multifaceted ways.

Since the early 2000s, Korsig has been exploring the use of cut-outs in his artistic practice. He began integrating this technique into his sculptures and installations to create three-dimensional forms and spaces that evoke a special effect through the interplay of light and shadow. His focus lies in visualizing the invisible transitions and in-between spaces, thereby delving into the significance of changes. Consequently, his artistic concept addresses not only aesthetic aspects but also facilitates a profound philosophical exploration.

A particular emphasis in Korsig’s work lies in the examination of human behavioral patterns under extreme conditions.

Korsig pursued studies in stone restoration at the Fachschule für Werbung und Gestaltung Berlin from 1986 to 1990 and has been teaching experimental printmaking at the European Art Academy in Trier since 1992. In addition to numerous projects in public spaces, such as the installation “Connecting the dots – Challenge the status quo” in 2018 at the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, he has received numerous international awards and scholarships. His works are represented in well over 50 museum collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., USA; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan; the Deutsche Bank Collection in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Czech Museum of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Since the 1990s, Korsig has been featured in over 200 solo and group exhibitions internationally.

Bodo Korsig, (NO) ROOTS, 2019, felt, Ø 400 cm
Bodo Korsig, shattering dreams, 2023, interactive video installation, installation view: AOA;87 Berlin
Bodo Korsig, Neugier, 2023, wood and paper, 27 × 21 × 7 cm
Bodo Korsig, Sehnsucht, 2024. paper, Ø 40 cm, 50 × 50 × 6 cm framed in acrylic box
Bodo Korsig, Shoshin – a beginner mindset 3, 2024. paper and wood, 27 × 21 cm x 7 cm
Bodo Korsig, transition, 2024. paper, Ø 40 cm, 50 × 50 × 6 cm framed in acrylic box
Bodo Korsig, traces of live, 2020. felt, 145 × 130 cm
Bodo Korsig, Berühren, 2023, wood and pigment, 50 × 50 × 5 cm
Bodo Korsig, Time crash, 2023. felt, 400 × 60 cm
Bodo Korsig, balance, 2023, illuminated lettering, 80 x 50 x 5 cm