Cornelia Konrads (Barsinghausen)

from previous Project: walkaway (2nd International Land Art Biennale, Plettenberg Bay, Südafrika 2013)

konrads 1 walkaway web

Artist Statement

My starting point is always a reflection of the location of my work and its particularities – a close dialogue with the architecture, topography, vegetation and history of the surrounding area.

Cornelia creates states of irritating ambivalence by adding an element to the scenery, which refuses to fit into the expected order, Merged into its site, it's not sure, if this element was always there, if it will stay, change or disappear in the next second. The situation often suggests an ongoing movement or unstoppable process. It can be seen like a filmstill, pointing backwards and forwards, containing past as well as the future, and the whole of the film in its core.

Something doesnt behave as it should – within the twinkling of an eye the inner monologue gets interrupted. This rupture bears a certain chance: to challenge what is supposed to be reliable about what we know: the laws of gravity, the solidity of walls or the ground under our feet. Cornelias works are produced contrary to the logic of what the case is – but always with a small sardonic smile. (Michael Stoeber, Art Critic)


Born 14.02.1957 in Wuppertal/Germany

Studies: Philosophy, Cultural Science

Freelance artist since 1998

Focus on site-specific sculpture and objects

Works for public spaces, sculpture parks and private collections.

Participation in various Sculpture- and Land Art projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, America and Africa