Dr. Laura Corkovic studied art history at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and was conferred a doctorate with summa cum laude at the University of Salamanca. She has been intensively engaging with Mexican art and culture for more than fifteen years.
Her research topics include particularly the topic of indigenous cultures in photography, from the very beginning to the present, and the various origins of baroque painting and the culture of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. She has published various articles about these topics, both in European and American specialist magazines.
She was a scientific volunteer in the "Fundación Cultural Mariana Yampolsky" and in the museum "Pinacoteca Virreinal" in Mexico City. She also took part in the "Latino Museum Studies Program" at the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington D.C., and worked on the project "Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1971-95" by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In Berlin, she was also a studio assistant of the painter Gisbert Pupp, and before that she was gallery manager of the Galerie Sonne, and an assistant in the Galerie Kyra Maralt.
Since 2014 Dr Cokovic is holding a scholarship from the Fritz Thyssen foundation at the Institute of Art History at the University of Hamburg. Here she realizes the postdoctoral research project "Indigenous cultures in the Chicano Photography and their presence on the Internet".
Dr. Laura Corkovic lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.