Corinna Berndt is a visual artist who lives and works in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia, on unceded Wurundjeri Country.
Her practice incorporates digital media, video installation and collage. Influenced by her background in sculpture and spatial practice, her work addresses pre-conceived notions surrounding embodiment, materiality and disembodiment, when navigating the digital realm. Through experimenting with glitched media, poetics and fabulations, Berndt explores the various personal and often mythologised relationships that appear to continuously resurface between physical matter and seemingly intangible, digitalised information. Berndt is currently undertaking a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Her research reflects upon dominating generational perceptions of the potentialities and implications of digital technologies in the Western cultural imaginary.
Alongside her own practice, Berndt works as sessional teacher at the University of Melbourne. She is actively engaged in supporting local emerging artists and artist-run initiatives. During 2018-2021, she has contributed to the development of Trocadero Art Space, as committee member and project facilitator. In 2021, she designed and co-facilitated a Creative Victoria-funded, six-months online peer-to-peer mentorship program for emerging artists and art educators. The program fostered networking and skill-sharing and aimed to address equity and access in the arts.
Exhibitions and projects include:
‘Not born digital’, Verge Gallery, Sydney, 2021; ‘Streaming data is the ultimate trust exercise with the moon’ Somos Arts House, Berlin, 2019; ‘Topographic Resolutions II’, Kuiper Projects’, Brisbane, (curated by Kyle Wise 2019); ‘Our Selves’, Ctrl+Shft Collective, Oakland, USA (curated by Frances Fleetwood, 2017); ‘Elapse’ Rosney Schoolhouse Gallery, as part of Hobienniale 2017, Hobart, (curated by Kings Ari);MCA ARTBAR, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (curated by Julia Gorman, 2017); ‘Traveling the Alpha Layer’, with Youjia Lu and Kellie Wells, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne (2018), ‘Five Cents Cinema’Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Town Hall (curated by Paula van Beek, 2016)
Image credit: Madeline Bishop