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1977 born in Berlin
1998 finished vocational training as a bookseller, Cologne
2001 obtained German Abitur (A-levels), evening classes
2001-2003 studies of philosophy, art history and theatre studies at Freie Universität Berlin
2003-2009 studies of art , classes of Prof. Timm Rautert and Prof. Christopher Muller at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Academy of visual Art Leipzig)
2009 obtained Diploma in Fine Art
2009-2010 Meisterschüler (postgraduate studies) with Prof. Christopher Muller
2010-2011 Meisterschüler (postgraduate studies) with Prof. Peter Piller
2010 six-months stay at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York as recipient of a grant by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
2011 finished postgraduate studies (Meisterschüler) at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
2013 artist in residence at NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada
2014 artist in residence, Fogo Island Arts, Canada

Selected exhibitions (S = solo exhibition, C = catalogue)

2014
“Fotografie” Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig (S)
“sechse gehen durch die Welt” Auguststr 86, Berlin
“f/stop” 6. Festival für Fotografie Leipzig (C)
“saxonia paper II” Kunsthalle Leipzig

2013
„Lokalkolorit / local color“, Inmann Gallery, Houston TX, United States (C)
„how long is now“, FotoRaum, Vienna, Austria (C)
„Alptraum“, artspace Rhein-Main, Offenbach, Germany, „InboxAllStars“, Rockefeller Center for the Arts, Dresden, Germany (C)
„snout“, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada, „Vanity“, National Museum, Cracow, Poland (C)
„zurück in die Atmosphäre“, aspn Galerie, Leipzig, Germany, „jetzt hier. Gegenwartskunst aus dem Kunstfond“ Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany (C)
„Disappearing into one“, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, Fleisch Ikebana Brüder“ (with Tania Cross), Inbox93, Leipzig, Germany

2012
„Wand“, Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart, Germany
„Privat“, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (C)
„Porzellan“, with Julius Heinemann, Bruch&Dallas, Cologne, Germany (S/C)
„Wild Cat“, Zoologisches Museum Hamburg, Germany
„Biel/Bienne, Festival of Photography“, Kunsthaus Biel, Switzerland (C)
„State of the Art Photography“ NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany (C)
„NYC Ghosts and Flowers“ Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart, Germany (C)

2011
„Vanity“, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria (C)
„Wir belohnen Sie“, Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany
„von Miezen und Mutanten“, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, Germany(S/C)
„Himmel ohne Wolken“, Stadtmuseum München, Sammlung Fotografie, Munich, Germany(S/C)
„Staffelei im Atelier – Landschaftsbilder“, SchlechtriemBrothers, Berlin, Germany(C)
„nyc ghosts and flowers“, SchlechtriemBrothers, Berlin, Germany (S/C)
„Making is Thinking“, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (C)
„the ocean is not wireless“, with Federico Maddalozzo, Lumen Photography Foundation and Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (S)
„Leipzig.Fotografie seit 1839“, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany (C)

2010
„Open Files“, Black Door, Istanbul, Turkey
„Masterpieces from earth – and you could have a buddy like mine“, Brunnen3, Berlin, Germany
„meist liegt das material in rohform vor“, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (C)
„An Act of Mischievous Misreadings“, ISCP, New York, United States
„exhibition #05 – GATHERING – landscape and abstraction“, BES arte, Lisbon, Portugal
„ANTIGRAV – Figuren des Schwebbens und Schwindelns“, Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart, Germany
„The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place – Works from the Zabludowicz Collection“, Projektspace 176, London, UK (C)

2009
„60/40/20 Kunst in Leipzig seit 1949“ Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany (C)
„dine & dash“, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, Germany (S)
„+10“ Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig, Germany (C)
„Pete and Repeat“ Projektspace 176, London, UK (C)
„Himmel ohne Wolken“ Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (S)
„Werkschau“, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Germany (C)
„Stoffe der Eitelkeit – Stilllebenfotografie aus Leipzig”, Parrotta Contempoary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
„Kongestion“, Parrotta Project Space Berlin, Germany (S)
„congestion”, diploma exhibition, Gallery Fred, Leipzig, Germany (S)

2008
„Close the Gap #3”, UBS Zurich and Schloss Wolfsberg castle, Switzerland(C)
„Close the Gap #2”, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany (C)
„Schwarzenberg #21”, C01, London, UK (S, C)
„Schwarzenberg”, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, Germany (S, C)
„Zweidimensionale”, Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Germany (C)

2007
„Man muss sich selbst und alle Fragen überschreiten können.”, Galerie HafenRand, Hamburg, Germany (S)
„Into the woods tonight”, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Suttgart, Germany (C)
„Man muss sich beeilen wenn man noch etwas sehen will…”, Kunst auf Gut Selikum, Neuss, Germany
„Summer Exhibition 2007”, Royal Academy, London, UK (C), received British Institution Award 2007
„Wasser! Fort! Au! Hilfe! Schön! Nicht!”, Bieberhaus, Hamburg, Germany
„New Photography from Leipzig”, Archeus, London, UK

2006
„Artists from Leipzig”, Arario Beijing, PRC
„at photography”, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, Germany (S, C)
„bitten. danken. fluchen. grüßen. Beten.“, Brunnen3, Berlin, Germany
„the roof”, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany (C)

2005
„Der Freie Wille”, group exhibition in a WWII bunker, Berlin, Germany (C)
„Kalte Herzen”, Kunstverein Radolfzell, Germany

2004
„Das fotografische Portrait“, Forum für zeitgenössische Fotografie, Cologne, Germany

2003
„Paradies”, exhibition in a bunker underneath Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany (C)

2002
„Hotel Berlinische Galerie”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Curatorial projects and artistic collaborations (selection)

2013
„Zurück in die Atmosphäre“, with Johannes Rochhausen, aspn Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
„Fleisch Ikebana Brüder“, with Tania Cross, Inbox, Leipzig, Germany

2012
„Wild Cat“, Zoologisches Museum Hamburg, Germany
„Porzellan“, with Julius Heinemann, Bruch&Dallas, Cologne, Germany (S/C)

2011
„the ocean is not wireless“, with Federico Maddalozzo, Lumen, Budapest, Hungary

2010
„Masterpieces from earth – and you could have a buddy like mine“, Brunnen3, Berlin, Germany
„meist liegt das material in rohform vor“, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (C)
The two projects aimed at assembling young artistic positions that address concepts of material/materiality and its presence and that present it in a genuine, unadulterated way.

2009
„All That Goldmining Was Thirsty Work“
Conception of a catalogue with nine visual artists and a writer. This project focused on the subject of artistic sketches that remained unincorporated in the respective works.

2007/08
„Schwanger auf St. Pauli“, Hamburg, Germany
Nine-months series of exhibitions in a project space at Galerie HafenRand, Hamburg, Germany. In each cycle, twelve visual artists examined the current situation at Hamburg’s St. Pauli neighbourhood. The gallery’s large-sized display windows were illuminated every night. Additionally, a „swamp of white light“ was created on nearby Rotlichtinsel (lit. „red light island“). A publication was released on the occasion.

2007
„Wasser! Fort! Au! Hilfe! Schön! Nicht!”, Bieberhaus, Hamburg, Germany
Group exhibition with eight visual artists. The Wittgensteinian language game exemplifies how various layers of meaning and interpretation are inscribed in words. Taking this notion as their point of departure, the participating artists examined contemporary art’s ability to designate: What remains sheer representation, reference-obsessed description or – at best – myth-laden decorative commentary? And when do genuine sensual experiences actually supersede suspicions of anesthetisation?

2006
„the roof”, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, Germany (C)
Group exhibition with 15 participating artists. Instead of displaying individual works, this exhibition provided a frame for conceiving a common artist book which – industrially produced – would later become the object exhibited. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s reflections on family resemblance, kinship and
language-game formed part of the thematic background of this project.

2005
„Der Freie Wille”
Group exhibition in a WWII bunker, Berlin, Germany (C)
Jury member, participation in producing the catalogue and realizing the exhibition.

2003
„Paradies”
Exhibition in a bunker underneath Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany (C), Project assistant

2002
„Hotel Berlinische Galerie”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Project assistant