Corinna Rosteck

Corinna Rosteck

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

About Corinna Rosteck

photography-video-installation1968, work and live in Berlin, Germany - "I photograph what I do not wish to paint and I paint what I cannot photograph."- Man RayMy photographs thematize reflections and surfaces in urban spaces and in liquids. I develop a unique materiality of the image using surfaces that produce interesting light effects, such as metal foils and light boxes. The reflective surface of aluminum as a "canvas" reflects the viewer in the image. This disrupts the rigid, cool metal character of the surfaces.My large-format photographs of light-suffused and reflective water shift between objective reproduction and abstract structure. The effect of the wet surfaces and their painterly motion is dynamically heightened by the metallic reflectivity of the aluminum image medium, which shifts according to the natural light in the exhibition room and echoes waters vital, constantly changing aspect.


Education and Teaching Positions2006 Lecturer for Photography and Digital Media at the Dresden Art Academy1997-98 International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, USA Teaching Assistant for Advanced Digital Imaging, New York1994 M.A. in Fine Arts and Photomedia under Prof. Katharina Sieverding, University of the Arts (UDK), Berlin1993 B.A. in Art (Painting and Photographic Media), UDK, Berlin1991-92 Advanced Diploma in Printmaking and Photographic Media at Central St. Martin's College (CSM), London1987-94 Diploma in Painting and Photography at the UDK, BerlinScholarships and Prizes2006 Sickingen Kunstpreis, Kaiserslautern and Alfred-Rethel-Preis der Stadt Wetter2002 Saar Ferngas Preis, Museum Ludwigshafen; 1998 DAAD scholarship at the International Center of Photography (ICP), N.Y.; 1998 Water/Life" MEWA AG, 1st prize, Wiesbaden; 1997 DFJW (German-French Youth Organisation), scholarship, Paris; 1995 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grant, Japan/USANafg grant from the UDK, Berlin; 1991-92 Erasmus Scholarship for the CSM, LondonArt in Architecture Projects and Public Collections2007 BWB Berliner Wasserbetriebe AG und Airbus, CFK Valley, Stade 2005 B.Braun AG, Melsungen 2004 Allianz Insurances art collection, Berlin and Frankfurt a. M. 2003 accenture GmbH, Taunus/Kronberg, 2002 Art collection e-on AG, Dsseldorf 2001 accenture GmbH, Hamburg, Deutsche Bank photography collection, Frankfurt a. M, e-on AG, art collection, Dsseldorf European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt a. M., SAL Oppenheim Bank, Cologne, NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Knstlerfrderung Berlin Landesinvestitionsbank, Amsbeck AG, Warendorf/Mnster, various private collections in Germany and abroadExhibitions (selection)S = solo exhibition | * = catalogue | ** = solo catalogue2007 Halensee, Gallery Mnch, Berlin (S), Clips, Galerie Nord, KunstvereinTiergarten, Berlin, 2006 Bassenge photoauction Berlin, Edition und Kunsthandel Jrg Maass, Berlin Contemporary Art in Space, Motorenhalle, Dresden 2005 Photoworks, Gallery Mnch, Berlin Wasser Fest, Gallery Karin Melchior, Kassel (S) b4PlayVideo, Art Center, Gallery Blickensdorff, Berlin ...3xklingeln!, Mainz Biennale, Mainzer Neustadt* 2004 Kunstkln, Gallery Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden Wasser Fest, Gallery Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden Painting in Dialogue with other media, (ECB)* 2003 Kunstverein Trier, Saar Ferngas Promotion Prize* Kunstkln und ART Cologne, Gallery Witzel ART Expo, Dsseldorf, Gallery Raab, Berlin (S) Art Cologne, Gallery Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden Aqua Alta, sic!projects, Gallery Mnch, Berlin (S) Feuer-Wasser-Luft, Gallery Raab, Berlin (S) liquid light, Liquidrom Spa, with Ina Klee, Berlin 2002 Saar Ferngas Frderpreis, Museum Ludwigshafen* 2001 whirl&wake I, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, (S) whirl&wake II, sic!projects, Gallery Mnch, Berlin (S) we two, with S.Lovell, Gallery Weier Elefant, Berlin* sogesehen, Kunstallianz 1, Treptowers Berlin (S)** (T)Rume, Holzhausenschlchen, Frankfurt a. M.(S)** ,


art in public spaces: 2008 Wasser Fälle, Kunst-am-Bau - Installation, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, BWB; 2007 1.Preis Carl-Oelemann- Internat, geladener Wettbewerb,
Bad Nauheim; Composite Campus Stade, CCS, Stade, Photoinstallation, Kunst-am-Bau;
2005 Circular, Kunst-am-Bau-Projekt L.I.F.E., B.Braun AG, Melsungen; 2004 Kunstsammlung Allianz Versicherungen, Berlin und Frankfurt a.M.; 2003 Kunst-am-Bau Projekt accenture GmbH, Kronberg/Taunus; 2002 e-on AG, Düsseldorf; 2001 Kunst-am-Bau-Projekt accenture GmbH, Hamburg
Future Shows: 2007Galerie Futura, BerlinBerlin Project, Milk Gallery New YorkSNZ Galleries Wiesbaden


2011, Seh(n)sucht, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München (E)*; Licht / Farbe / Raum, JHGalerie, München mit GalerieTorsten Obrist, Essen in Kooperation mit Galerie Thomas Hühsam, Offenbach am Rhein* 2010 4. Mois de la Photo, Berlin, Galerie Mönch Berlin mit Ellen Auerbach, Ulrike Lauber, Walther Grunwald* ; Art Dubai mit Bait Muzna Galerie, Muscat, Oman*; BeRuf Künstlerin, Frauenmuseum, Bonn*; Art Karlsruhe mit Galerie Bergner +Job, Mainz; Art Dubai mit Bait Muzna Galerie, Muscat, Oman 2009 Art Abu-Dhabi, Bait Muzna Galerie, Muscat ; Das Licht/Der Schatten/Die Kunst, Kunsthaus Potsdam; Frauenblicke, Berlin, Kulturamt Mitte, Galerie Wedding; Art Vilnius, Galerie Artpromotion, Vilnius; Energy II, Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf, Berlin; Meer oder weniger, Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin; Lichte Wasser, Sonnabendgalerie Teschner, Hofheim a. Taunus (E); 2008 Im Quadrat. Zum Quadrat. Kunsthaus Potsdam; Wasser, Deutscher Expo-Pavillon, Zaragoza (E); Horizon, Galerie JobBergner, Mainz (E); energy, Zeche Zollverein, Essen; Berlin, Du bunter Stein, Du Biest, UdK, Berlin, Mentoren; Wasser Fest, Galerie Karin Melchior, Kassel (E); b4PlayVideo, Art Center, Galerie Blickensdorff, Berlin