About

I am a German-Finnish artist working with photography and self-made objects.

Statement

I am fascinated by the human body, which is substantive and at the same time sensing, thus it is object (ger. Körper) and subject (ger. Leib). I enjoy investigating this phenomenon from different angles.

Education

  • 2008-2013 | “Künstlerische Fotografie”, Aalto University School of Arts & Design Helsinki, Master of Arts (FI)
  • 2007 | “Fotografie”, Austausch, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (FI)
  • 2006 | “Künstlerische Fotografie”, Aalto University School of Arts & Design Helsinki, non-degree (FI)
  • 2003 | “Dokumentarische Fotografie”, Euroclasses on documentary photography Noorderlicht ́03 (NL)
  • 2002–2005 | “Mode & Fotografie”, Hochschule für Künste Bremen (DE)

Selected Awards

  • 2017 | Finnish Photobook Of The Year, Finnish Museum of Photography (FI)
  • 2017 | Grant, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) (FI)
  • 2015 | NORDIC DUMMY AWARD 2015, Fotogalleriet Oslo (NO)
  • 2015 | Shortlist, Kassel Dummy Award (DE)
  • 2014 | Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation (FI)
  • 2013 | Vattenfall Photography Prize, C/O Berlin (DE)

Selected Exhibitions/Publications

  • 2020 | NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (DE)
  • 2020 | Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki (FI)
  • 2018 | Fotogalleriet, Oslo (NO)
  • 2018 | Unseen Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2018 | PhotoESPAÑA, Madrid (ES)
  • 2018 | Circulation(s), Paris (FR)
  • 2018 | Finnland- Institut Berlin (DE)
  • 2017 | Contemporary art from the State Art Collection, Tornio (FI)
  • 2017 | Athens Photo Festival (GR)
  • 2016 | Kehrer Verlag (DE)
  • 2014 | The Finnish Museum of Photography (FI)
  • 2013 | C/O Berlin (DE)

Personal Website

http://www.karinasirkku.com

Galleries

Karina-Sirkku Kurz | SUPERNATURE (work in progress)

Karina-Sirkku Kurz | SUPERNATURE (work in progress)

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Karina-Sirkku Kurz | Imbalance

Karina-Sirkku Kurz | Imbalance

Based upon narratives of people concerned, the work UNGLEICHGEWICHT (engl.imbalance) approaches eating disorders. It offers an insight into a potential state of mind of people affected by them. In this ambivalent space, pain is intertwined in a strange way with the sense of existence, or is even causing pleasure. The work consists of 35 pictures and 10 citations.

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