John Kørner

Yehia Eweis / EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
The art of John Kørner, a significant renewer of contemporary painting, touches upon subjects ranging from global topics such as migration and inequality to more personal themes such as identity, relationships and happiness, sparking the viewer’s imagination with his poetic, open-ended style of expression.
John Kørner (b. 1967) studied in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has participated in exhibitions since the mid 1990s at e.g. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Museum Belvédère, The Netherlands; ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Art Basel, Switzerland. He has been awarded with the prestigious Carnegie Art Award; the third prize in 2008 and scholarship in 2000. Kørner’s works are represented in collections susch as the ARoS Art Museum and Tate Gallery.