Beate Körner

*1987 in Weimar (Germany)
lives and works in Reykjavík (Iceland) and Leipzig (Germany)
member of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists

Beate Körner's interest lies in elements either forgotten or beyond our memory. Her work is the radical shift of the spectator’s focus towards these zones of low visibility. A moment of astonishment and intervals of visual unconsciousness in the mechanized flow of events underlie her work.
This inspiration is traversed and haunted by topics including reified absence, non-linguistic language, and the experience of time. In her artistic activities, Beate Körner actively strives to introduce a disrupting element into familiar settings, which launches a transformative process employing performative strategies as well as video installation, text and forms of drawing.

Hanin Hannouch, PhD candidate in art history and film theory

Grants and Awards

2016 Grant by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Education and the Arts, by the GEDOK artist association and the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe for the exhibition "Karlsruhe - Transfer"
2015 Artist in Residence, Künstlerstadt Kalbe (DE)
2014 Artist in Residence, Fljótstunga (IS)
2013 Medienkunstpreis Oberrhein (nomination), artforum 3, Freiburg (DE)
21. Art Contest of the Federal Republic of Germany (nomination), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
Grant by the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe for "stop/pause/play magazine" and the "Quartier" exhibition project (DE)
2012 Grant by the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe for "UND7 - Platform for Art Initiatives" (DE)
Grant by the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe and State Academy of Fine Arts for the "Frau Freitag" performance festival (DE)
2010 ERASMUS scholar, Norwich University of the Arts (UK)

Solo Exhibitions

2016 "Last Year’s Self", curated by Hanin Hannouch, Skotið, Reykjavík Museum of Photography (IS)
"Missing Memories", curated by Hanin Hannouch, SÍM gallery, Reykjavík (IS)
2015 "Wunderkammer", exhibition project with Lena Teresa Flohrschütz, Künstlerstadt Kalbe (DE)
"rites of passage", exhibition project, Reykjavík (IS)
2013 "20_minutes_of_attention", Insel 3, Freiburg (DE)
2012 Lobby project space, Karlsruhe (DE)
2011 "Doppelzimmer", with Aleschija Seibt, poly produzentengalerie, Karlsruhe (DE)
2010 "vorübergehend", exhibition project with Aleschija Seibt, Karlsruhe (DE)
"Versuch einer Ortsverschiebung", Neckarsteinach project space, Karlsruhe (DE)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 "vermeintlich anders", Konglomerat Leipzig (DE)
"Hidden in a valley beside an open stream - This will be the type of place where you will find your dream", project space Im Hinterzimmer, Karlsruhe (DE) "Karlsruhe - Transfer", Krasnodar Regional Museum (RU)
"Presence and Nature" Biblioteca Viva Egaña, Santiago de Chile (CL)
2015 "Að bjarga heiminum" Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (IS)
"Let's come together, right now, oh yeah, in sweet harmony", Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (DE)
"Diagrammatic exhibition: lying – sitting – standing – walking – jumping – flying/falling – carrying: what the human is doing and how", curated by Boris Nieslony, Künstlerforum Bonn (DE)
2014 "ÜBERSEE", sound of mu, Oslo (NO)
Fljótstunga Artistic Residency (IS)
"Kanill", SÍM salurinn, Reykjavík (IS)
2013 "K", exhibition-conference-hybrid, Karlsruhe (DE)
"Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus", Federal Art Contest, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
"Ja.Aber", festival Frauenperspektiven, Karlsruhe (DE)
"Quartier", Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe (DE)
"TOP 12", Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe (DE)
Achter de Ramen, Amsterdam (NL)
2011 "Höhenluft1", Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (DE)
"zweifellos-Zwischenträger", Bauhausvilla Gellertstraße, Karlsruhe (DE)
2010 Jahresausstellung, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (DE)
"PANAMAMA", Stew Gallery, Norwich (UK)
2009 Jahresausstellung, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (DE)
"Auszug Einzug", Ritterstraße, Karlsruhe (DE)
Fleischmarkthalle, Karlsruhe (DE)
2008 "Ein Tag im Wald", public space, Karlsruhe (DE)


2016 "Karlsruhe - Transfer", Krasnodar Regional Museum (RU)
2015 "Art Borgarnes" (IS)
"Let's come together, right now, oh yeah, in sweet harmony", Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (DE)
2013 "K", exhibition-conference-hybrid, Karlsruhe (DE)
"Anthropozänta", art festival, Helmbrechts (DE)
"tælandi tabú", feminist performance event, Reykjavík (IS)
"Frau Freitag" performance festival, State Academy of Fine Arts and Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)


2014 "Kalbenser Fliegenklatsche, edition 01/14", magazine by Marko Kühnel
"khybrid", publication of the K exhibition hybrid by Angela Stiegler and Matthias Numberger
2013 "Atlas 2013", catalogue accompanying the Federal Art Competition, Deutsches Studentenwerk
"Baden-Württemberg: Ein Ort für junge Künstler? Eine Studie im Auftrag des Kunstbüros der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg", Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. ISBN 978-3-932679-16-2
"Proxyserver", online publication by Lena Teresa Flohrschütz and Patrick Amelie Becker
2012 "TOP 12. Meisterschüler der Staatlichen Akademie Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe", Publishing House Das Wunderhorn, Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3884234174
2011 "FORMATIONEN I" catalogue documentation of the project by Sara Wahl
2010 "PROJEKT NECKARSTEINACH" anthology of the Neckarsteinach project space


2011-2012 "Meisterschüler" of Prof. Toon Verhoef, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (DE)
2011 Guest student in the Moving Image class of Prof. Isaac Julien, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (DE)
Guest student in the sculpture department at Norwich University of the Arts (UK)
2006-2011 Studies in Fine Art (Diploma) at Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (DE)
2005-2006 European Art History and German Language, University of Heidelberg (DE)


2013 stop/pause/play magazine (founder and publisher)
2012 UND7 - Platform for Art Initiatives, Karlsruhe (concept, organisation and curation)
Frau Freitag, Karlsruhe (organisation)