1967 · Denmark
Best known for his paintings, John Kørner also explores artistic expression through sculpture, pottery, and installation. A problem-oriented artist, Kørner creates concept art that puts his ideas at the forefront. Completing projects in public spaces as well as formalised art-spaces, he asks his audience to encounter his work with a willingness to engage in dialogue about contemporary social or political issues. He has also played with the intersection of painting and installation, actively displaying his paintings in unique and experimental ways.
Born 1967 in Aarhus, Denmark he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1992-1998 and now lives and works in Copenhagen. He was the recipient of a three-year grant by the Danish Arts Foundation as well as the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Travel Grant. He was also a two-time recipient of the Carnegie Art Award. He has also been commissioned for countless public art interventions throughout Denmark.
His work can be found in well-known museums throughout Europe including ARKEN, Copenhagen; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj; and the Saatchi Collection, London. In addition, his work can be found in private collections around the world such as the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, and the Wilfried Cooreman Collection in Belgium.