Katrin Korfmann grew up in Berlin, Germany and lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin and Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she specialized in photography. She continued her studies with residencies at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Cittadellarte in Biella and Akademie der Künste in Berlin. She won several prizes for her work, including Radostar Prize (CH) in 2012, Prix de Rome (NL) in 2003 (category of Art in Public Space 2nd), Mama Cash Award (NL) in 2000 and Esther Kroon Award (NL) in 1999.
Since the late nineties she exhibited her work in The Netherlands and abroad in galleries, museums, alternative art institutions and public spaces among others at OFOTO Shanghai, China; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, US; International Biennale of Young Art Torino, Italy; GEM Museum for contemporary art, The Hague; Museu Abellò, Mollet des Valles en Fundación COFF, San Sebastián, Spain; Frankfurter Kunstverein en Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.
Korfmann received grants from both German-based Würth and Robert Bosch Foundations, as well as from Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design & Architecture and Mondriaan Foundation.
Numerous works are represented in private and public collections such as: Art Collection Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL), Würth Foundation (D), Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group (NL), ING Art Collection (NL), Aegon Art Collection (NL), European Patent Office (NL), Robert Bosch Foundation (D), ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz (E) and many others.
Additionally she is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and an advisor for the Dutch Mondriaan Fund.