Statement - about myself

 Through my life situation I  lived and worked in different locations and countries. Like Germany, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Argentinia, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar China, Taiwan  and Russia just for to mention some.  This kind of life style and art career had at the end a great impact about my vision and concepts as an artist.  To be on the move, curiosity of crossing boundaries and a certain restlessness became an important source of insperation.Themes in my work have a vision towards identity, relations (between humans and human- nature),transition, boundaries, lost, loneliness,sxual subjects inner strife, time, destruction, death, Accordingly I pay close intention to the candid subtle details within the environments we create or life in. My interpretations are at the end embedded experiments through alternations observations and analysis of our visible and non visible environments and human behavior.

However my final vision and end result about a work or a project will include a strong metaphorical style and symbolism, and will be less a  super-realistic reflection of a vision, ideas or situation.

When I went to art academy I study subjects which where worlds away from video,film making and performance. First I learned book printing and graphic design at the School of Print and Design in Cologne, Germany and afterwards I study sculpture an printmaking at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art &Design (today IDAT) in Dublin Ireland. I finish with a MFA in Visual Arts. First I worked mainly as sculptor and printmaker, later concentrated more on painting until 2008 when I literally drop all my previous disciplines over night, except  printmaking . In the same year I began to experiment with photography and installation. Today I work as an interdisciplinary and intercultural artist  with the mediums of video, photography, installations, printmaking , performance and literature

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Education :

1975–1977 School of Print and Design, Cologne, Germany, Diploma in Print Making and Graphic Design.

1977- 1981 Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design (today IADT), Dublin, Ireland, MFA in Sculpture and Printmaking

 

Videography (Video & Film Festivals) for exhibtions and projects scroll further down, please

2016 PrefoArtNet- 5th International Festival for Performance and Video. Bogota, Colombia

         Festival Kunst am Spreeknie:  We See Heaven Upside Down- Migration 2, Villa Novilla and

                                                          archiMEDIAL, WEYDE3, Berlin, Germany 

         @ 10th CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity, (in conjunction with CologneOFF ), Shillong/India

         Pop Up Kino 8 # Berlin, Germany and Paris, France

         Cinerotic, Detroit, MI, USA

         Festival Flamma, Museum De Katakomben, Valkenburg, The Netherlands

         Global Village, Litvai Photo Gallery, Landshut, Germany

        3 Festival Int. De Video Experimental 2016, Proceso de Error, Valparaíso, Chile

        V Int. Festival for Performance Art , PreFoArt 2016, El Parche, Bogota, Columbia

         Images contra Nature, Videodrome 2, Marseille, France

        Project 1612 Film Festival, Peoria, IL, USA

        Hotel Europa, Video Art, Concordia, Enschede, The Netherlands

        One Minute Films The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA

        Lightwork 2016 , Nelson House, Grimpby, Uk

        REthink Digital Art Festival, Rethymo Greece

        Conqistadores de lo inúti – Borderless samples, Mexico City, Mexico

        Samples 2016 // Transvideo: Borderless Image, The Learning Center Aalto   

        University,Espoo, Finland

        “Anticipating You” Solo video exhibition, Gallery 2.04 of Art Center Pushkinskaya-

        St.Peterburg, Russia

        Codec Festival - video art Centro Cultural Aliac, Mexico City, Mexico 

        Global Videos – Human Rights, White Cube, Zaandam, The Netherlands

        CONCEPT WINTER 2016, CICA MUSEUM, GIMPO-SI, GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH-KOREA

        OUT OF THE BLUE , Greylight Project, Hoensbroek / Heerlen, The Netherlands

2015 Festival Touts Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France

         6 FIVAC, Festival Internacional de Video Arte, Camagüey, Cuba

         ArtvideoKoeln 01, Cologne, Germany

         All That Jazz, Villa Novilla (Kunst am Spreeknie), Berlin, Germany

         Int.Art Festival R - I am, Paper Factory Areal, Moskau, Russia

         Bideodromo, Bilbao, Spain

         Video Festival Images contre Nature, P´Silo, Marseille, France

2014 Silent Crossing Boundaries, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan City, Taiwan

         Filmfestival Berlin-Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

2013 Medienfestival plattform ( no budget), Tübingen, Germany

         Salon Video, Matters of Methods, Iasi, Romania

2012 IMMAF, France Instiute & New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar

          InShadow Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Selection one man shows since 2006

2016 Aniticipaing You, Art Center Pushkinskya 10, St. Petersurg, Russia  // 2014 Silent Crossing Boundaries, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan // 2013 Fliessende Welten, Mittelpunkt Berlin-Köpenick Bibliotek // Mumbai Taxi, Galerie 1892, Berlin, Germany // 2011 taktberlin, Berlin, Germany / Galerie Zimmer 16, Berlin, Germany / Chhaap (in conjunction with Ice on the Rock), Vadodara, India - // 2010 Galerie Lotard, Eindhoven, Netherland - // 2008 Galerie Il Forno, Udenhout, Netherlands- // 2007 A vijver in Taipei, Museum Jan Heesterhuis, Schijndel, Netherlands - // 2006 Galerie Lotard, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 

Selection groupshows - art projects  since 2009 

2016:  15th DongGang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol DongGang Photomuseum, Yeongwol, Korea

Kunst am Spreeknie,  Art Festival, Geschlossene Gesellschaft , Berlin, Germany

8 bewegter wind - changing horizons, Land Art Event, Hofgeismar, Trendelburg, Offerberg, Germany

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, (Ore), USA

We see heaven upsidedown, Villa Novilla, Berlin, Germany

Menschenräume International Photoszene 2016, Odonien, Cologne, Germany

Biennial of Artwork on Paper in Prijedor, The Museum of Kozara Prijedor, B&H

3rd International Exlibris Exhibition, City Museum Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia

 

2015: Art Camp Sultan, Narail, Bangaladesh // Picturing Asia, IIas  photo expostion, Central Building University of Leiden,  Leiden, The Netherlands  // Zentralstation - Kunst am Spreeknie, Berlin, Germany // 5th Sheffield International Art Book Prize, Bank Art Center, Sheffield, GB // 

 

2014:  Gegen alten Geist und neue Kriege, Rosa Luxemburg Konferenz , Urania, Berlin / Sixt Int. Biennale for the Artist’s Book, Library Aexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt / Kraft, QQArt Gallery, Hilden, Germany / The 9th Kochi International Triennal Exhibition of Prints, I Cho Paper Museum, Kochi san, Japan/ 2nd International Print Triennial, art Pavillion, Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrado, Serbia / Film Festival Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany / Täuschungen im Alltag, Turm der Sinne, Nürnberg, Germany/ 3rd Guangzhou International Mini Print Biennial, Art Museum of Guangzhou Art Academy, Guangzhou, China / Venezia mi amore, Galerie 1892, Berlin, Germany  / Christian Morgenstern zum Gedenken, Galerie im Bismarkturm, Werder, Germany / Kunst am Spreeknie, Berlin, Germany / mensch und arbeit,Museum im Wehrturm, Cologne, Germany

 

2013:  Sarajevo Winter Festival 2013 Touch of Art, Sarajevo, Herzegovina-Bosnia / Land Art Project. Maastricht, Netherland / 5 th Documentary Festival, Lodz, Poland / und was machen wir morgen, Galerie am Kocher, Kunstverein Hohenlohe, Künzelsau, Germanyv / 4th Sheffields International Art Book Prize, Banks Art Center, Shefflied, UK / Portas Abiertas, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal / Medienfestival plattform:[no budget] 2013, Tübingen, Germany / Memory: Mail Art Exhibition Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada /

Urban Views (Fotogruppe Galerie 1892), Stadhuis Kaprijke, Belgium / Mensch und Natur, Licher Fotopreis, Lich, Germany / Salon Video, Matters of Method, Iasi, Romania / Die Büchse der Pandora 100 Jahre Franz Kafka Das Urteil , Oberwelt, Stuttgart, Germany / Object Abuse, Spinach, London, UK / Kunst für Bildung, Auction, Berlin, Germany 

 

2012:  art/terre, Comines, Belgium / Grosstadtblicke, Galerie 1892, Berlin, Germany / Weissenseer Blumenfest, Art Festival, Berlin, Germany / Vom Kiez nach Übersee, Galerie 1892,Berlin, Germany / Contemporary Art Sucks, Galerie Designcenter de Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium / Freedom ? Privacy, art labtory & gallery Decamanus, Krk, Croatia / Art Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, Germany // IMMAF, France Institute & New ZeroArt Space, Yangon, Myanmar / InShadow Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2011: Miniature Graphics, Bibliotecta Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt / Troyart, Museu Brasiliero da Escultura , Sao Paulo, Brazil / Stoff 2011,Kunsthuset, Stockholm, Sweden / Miniature Graphics, Bibliotecta Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt / Troyart, Museu Brasiliero da Escultura , Sao Paulo, Brazil / Stoff Fringe Festival, Stockholm, Sweden / 3rd Intern. SheffliedArtist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield , UK / 1st Print Triennale, Ulusu, Belgrade, Serbia / Grafiek Biennale, St. Niklaas, Belgium / 14.Triennale of small Graphic Forms, Municipal Gallery, Lodz, Poland / Leistungschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany / Wunderkammer, Galerie Lage3zu20, Berlin, Germany / p-ART-y, Börse, Dresden, Germany 

 

2010: Kunstroute Zijpe 2010, North-Holland, Netherlands / Den Armen eine Stimme geben. St. Leopolds Friedenpreis, Kloster Neuburg, Austria / 2nd. International Print Exhibition, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia / Huilen in Den Haag, Gemeentearchief, Den Haag / 1 Bazonnale Thema Lust, Viehhofhallen, Weimar, Germany / View from the Window, Municipal Gallery, Weilheim, Germany / El Paisaje contemporáneo en el Museo de La Rioja, Museo Torreón de Haro, Álava, Spain / Um Libro sobre la Morte, Museu Brasiliero da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil / kadeKUNST op locatie, Fries Grafisch Museum, Joure, Netherland

 

2009  Personally Political, Tacheles, Berlin, Germany / Subversive Conservation, Gallery at Willesden Green, London, UK / Are you a people person, Eggspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK / Snap the Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, US / Bienal SIART2009, La Paz, Bolivia / IX Edizone Premio Acqui, Aqcui Terme, Italy / Land Art Diessen 2009, Diessen, The Netherlands.

 

 

Holding Artist Talks / Lectures / Workshops 

2015  435ArtStudio, Banqiao, New Taipei City, Taiwan // Art Camp Sultan, Narail, Bangladesh //  6 FIVAC, Festival International de Video Arte, Camagüey, Cuba // 2014 Silent Crossing Boundaries Project, Soulangh Cultural Park Tainan, Taiwan // 2013 Sarajevo Winter Festival , Sarajevo, BH 2012 Chinese Art Academy, Hangzhou, PRC China // Art/Terre, Comines, Belgien // IMMAF, France Institute & New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar // 2011 Stoff 2011, Kunsthuset, Stockholm, Sweden // D. C Patel School of Architecture & Interior Design , Vidyanagar, Indien // S.T.I.V. College, Dep. Of Architecture, Vasna, Indien // Chhaap , Vadodara, India // Galerie Zimmer 16, Berlin, Germany // 2010 Takt, Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Selection Artist in Residence, Awards, Grants 

2016  Art Center Pushkinskya 10, St. Petersburg, Russia

          bewegter wind, Land- Art, Hofgeismar, Germany

          Project and Documentation grants , Stroom,The Hague, The Netherlands 

2015 Artist Residence 435ArtStudio, Banqiao New Taipei City, Taiwan.

         Residence Sultan Art Camp, including residence grant, Narail, Bangladesh   

2014 Artist Residence Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan City, Taiwan

         Residence and material grant  Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Goverment, Taiwan                                  

          Exhibition Grant,Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands 

2013 Documentary and exhibtion grant by  Stroom, Haags Centrum voor Kunst, The Hague, The                                                      Netherlands

         Work Residence Land Art Maastricht, The Netherlands,        

2012 Sunhoo Creatives in Residence, Hangzhou, China

         Creation Residence Art-Terre, Comines,  Belgium 

         IMMAF Symposium Residence , New Zero ArtSpace, Yangon, Myanmar 

2011 Residency Chhaap, Vadodara, Indien.

         1 Preis kunstpark(t) 2011, Inovisco Mobile Media AG, Berlin, Germany

2010 Artist in Residence, TAKT Kunstprojektraum , Germany

         Finalist Friedenspreis 2010, Kloster Neuburg, Austria

2009 Auszeichnung für Zeelandse Meerminnen, Taipei County Government,Taiwan

         Finalist Premio de Acqui, Aqcui Terme, Italien 

         Exhibtion grant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

1997 Kunstpreis Exile, Essen 

1994 Graphic Award, 21st Taipei Fine Art Show, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan 

         Artist in Residence und gast docent, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australien  

1986 Preis Europäischer Kulturkreis, Baden-Baden

1985 Premio de UGT, Madrid, Spanien

 

 

Publications :

Regulary publication of photos and graphic works in books, magazines, newspapers and for posters qand flyers. Selection: Taian ein Reiseland, edition aragon (D). Oud Haarlem in Beld, uitgeverij De Vorl (NL), Artist for Democracy,utopia (NL), Poster Huilen in Den Haag, Gemeente Den Haag (NL), Poster or Code, Berlin, (Germany)

 

Work in public institutions (selection):

Spain :           Museo de La Rioja, Logrono.

Australia :      National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Gladstone Regional Art Museum, Gladstone.

Netherlands:  Museum Jan Heesterhuis, Schijndel, Museum Meermanno The Hague, Museum Wijchen, City                                                   archives of Amsterdam and The Hague.

Germany:       Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Stadtmuseum Kusel, Stadtmuseum Weilheim,                                                           Gutenberg Museum, Mainz.

Belgien:         Stedelijk Museum Zwijgershoek, St.Niklaas.

Bulgarie :       Regional Library City of Russe, 

Poland:          Municipal Gallery Lodz.

Taiwan:          Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei.

Egypt:            Biblioteca Alexandrina, Alexandria