1963 born in Witten, Germany 

 

EDUCATION

1991

MFA Kunstakademie Düsseldorf ("Meisterschüler") 

1989 - 1992

Postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Germany with Professor Fritz Schwegler 

1988

BFA, Kassel University, Germany 

1986 - 1988

Fine Arts studies at the Gerrit-Rietveld-Academy Amsterdam, Netherlands 

1983 - 1986

Fine Arts studies at the Kassel University and the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, Germany 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994 - Present

Lecturer/adjunct, Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Germany

1991 - 1998

Freelancer at the Collection of Modern Art of Northrhine-Westphalia (Kunstsammlung NRW), department for education and communication, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST AND PROFESSOR / WORKSHOPS

2003

Faculty of Visual Arts, University Salvador di Bahia (Artes Visuais/EBA/UFBA), Brazil; Instituto do Artes do Pará, Belém, Pará, Brazil; Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, USA; Kunstskolen I Rogaland, Stavanger, Norway 

2002

Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, USA 2001 Academy of fine Arts, Prague and Symposia "Excavating the Future", Goethe Institut, Prague, Czech Republic 

1998

Royal College of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway 

1996

Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway 

1995

Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway 

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2003

Fellowship from the Kunststiftung Northrhine-Westphalia for Artist-in-Residency in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil in 2004; Fellowship from the cultural ministry of the state of Northrhine-Westphalia for a project at the Aldrich Museum, USA 

2002

Vordemberge award (for visual arts) of the City of Cologne, Germany; Artist-in-Residence, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY 

2001

Artist-in-Residence, Art Omi, Ghent, NY, USA; Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE, USA (Award from the John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, Cambridge, MA); "WorldViews" LMCC/World Trade Center, New York City (was planned from on November 2001) 

2000

Artist-in-Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (Fellowship from the cultural ministry of Northrhine-Westphalia) 

1997

Fine art prize of the westphalian industry, Germany 1992 Fellowship from Pépinières européennes, Paris for a five month residency in Bratislava, Slovakian Republic 

1990

DAAD fellowship for Italy