Emad Korkis







I’m not a war refugee. As a war refugee you are looking for a life in safety, without fear and with enough to eat. I came here for political reasons, my opinion was different. I had to leave my country. But I was looking for new worlds and — un- consciously —, the Western world‘. It was a step into the unknown. Some people feel the need to go into the unknown. Sometimes I wonder why I am here in this place, in this corner of the world. Was the reason for my leaving my situation or was it myself?






















Maybe we build our lives with our thoughts. So my paintings go further than the series, Step into the unknown. The isolated groups of men who appear in my paintings are not refugees. They are people fleeing the everyday for various reasons from one situation to another. They are German, Syrian or perhaps Spanish, who make their way off to start a new beginning.










By changing a place a lot of things change. The perception of time is changing, the colors of the surrounding area have a different sound. Germany has brought me many new things. Some things were bad. Others were good. I have learned a different view of the world and other ways of life now. My horizon has expanded, as well as my view of other people. This is reflected in the various stages of my painting.



Emad Korkis












Emad Korkis

*1979, Alhasakah, Syria

2005                      Bachelor of Arts, University of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria.

1999-2005           Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) University of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria.

Living and working in Wiesbaden since 2015


Group Exhibitions

2016                      Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) – Intellectual Free Trade Zone,

                               Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (Germany)

2016                      Winter Art, Galerie Pokusa, Wiesbaden (Germany)

2015                      Heimat, Galerie Kuhn, Berlin (Germany)

2015                      Art im Zentrum,  Künstlerbund, Böblingen (Germany)

2014                      Weltsichten, Kunstetage, Heilbronn (Germany)

2013                      Annual Exhibition, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn (Germany) 

2012                      Annual Exhibition, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn (Germany)

2011                      Südwest-West, Euregio e.V., Aachen (Germany)

2011                      Blau /Annual Exhibition, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn 

2011                      Lust auf Leben, Kunstetage, Heilbronn (Germany)                       

2011                      Finale Regionale, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn (Germany)

2010                      Drei Sprachen in Wort und Bild, Kunstetage, Heilbronn (Germany) 

2006                      The Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Syrian Art, Damaskus (Syria) 



2016                      Offenes Atelier, Studio 3, Georg-Buch-Haus, Wiesbaden (Germany)  

                               Tatorte Kunst, Studio Kleiststraße, Wiesbaden (Germany) 

2015                      Zeitklang, Atelier/ Studio Theo Kemen, Wiesbaden (Germany) 

2013                      Schritt ins Ungewisse, Atelier/ Studio Theo Kemen, Wiesbaden (Germany)

2012                      Lust des Anfanges, Deutschhof, Heilbronn (Germany)

1997                      Namenlose Gesichter , Kulturzentrum der Stadt Alhasakah (Syria)     



2016                      Students Discover Contemporary Art 2016,

                               Exhibition with works of 177 young students,

                               Concept and implementation Curator

                               Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (Germany)

                               *Documentary film on the creation of artworks

                               by young students

2011                      Live on 4,5 Square, Architectural project,

                               Heilbronn (Germany)

2005                      Socioculturell  project Nabada 2005,

                               University of Fine Arts Damascus, (Syria)


Group projects

2015                      Stories of Escaping and Arriving, Theater project

                               (Kultureller Zwischenraum), Heilbronn (Germany)

2014                      Erzählwerkstatt der Diaphania, Europäischer Verein

                               für Politik, Kultur, Soziales e. V.

                               Workshop on story telling organized by Diaphania,

                               European Society for Political, Cultural and Social Issues,

                               Heilbronn (Germany)

 2011                     WOHNZEIT, theater project, Heilbronn (Germany)



Emad Korkis lives in Germany since 2008.


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