MA, Theory and History of Art and Photography UZH / BFA, Visual and Media Arts / Diploma in Photography
Member of vfg, Association of Creative Photographers
Corina was born in Lucerne in 1978. After graduating from high school and a general artistic year at the Zürich University of the Arts, she obtained a diploma in photography from the École Supérieure de Photographie de Vevey in 2003. It was during this time that her interest in staged photography, and more precisely in its application to the art of portrait, took shape. In 2005, she completed a B.F.A. in Visual and Media Arts at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. A few years later, she decided to begin studying the history of her medium: between 2010 and 2014, she completed an M.A. in Theory and History of Art and Photography at the University of Zürich. Her thesis is a study on the photographic reproduction of artworks in the 19th century, one of the earliest motivations for the use of the new technology of photography.
Since 2005, she has been an independent visual artist and photographer. Her photographic work, mostly created in collaboration with the media artist and filmmaker Elke Lehrenkrauss (Cologne/Berlin), has been exhibited and published in Germany, the United States, Norway, and Switzerland. She has been awarded various prizes (Semester prize of the University of Zürich, 2011; Aeschlimann Corti Grant, 2009; Atelier Worb Kunstschub, 2007) as well as artist residencies in Cuba (2008) and Norway (2006). Her photographs are included in private and public collections (Kunstmuseum Bern).
Languages: Romansh, Swiss-German/German, French, English