Statement


Through my life situation I  lived and worked in different locations and countries. Among others, Germany, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Russia and Armenia. 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 , nowhere feeling home and a certain restlessness became an important source of inspiration. Themes in my work have a vision towards identity, relations (between humans and humans-environment) ,transition, boundaries, lost, loneliness, sexually topics, 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 changing observations and analysis of our visible and non visible environments and human behavior.

 

Timeline 

 

2018      

Stay in Yerevan,Armenia. Creating the project Eriwan im März (Yerevan in March). Interdisciplinary and collaboration project about the city of Yerevan. The life performance part was developed with 5 students from the Theater and Cinematographic Institute, Yerevan. At the same time experiment with a shorter version workshop/performance Unfolding - Unwrapped .as part of German language classes at Goethe Institute in Yerevan. The workshop/performance became part of three German language classes. Creating two new performances COCOON during Naked State Project and Connected-  Not Connected. Performed at Naked State, Bare Oaks, Canada, F.N.A.F, Prague, CZ, IMAF 2018, Odzaci and Novi Sad, Serbia  and Alte Bürger Art Festival, Bremerhaven, Germany

2017         

Working in the disciplines of Video Art, Art Photography, Installation Performance and printmaking (mainly digital. Developes Here & Now further into Unfolding-Unwrapped a participatory performance and workshop built on social sculpture principles for a general  audience . Premiere Unfolding-Unwrapped. at Museum of Non Conformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia Lectures series at Karachi University, Karachi School of Art, Iris University and Karachi Grammar School, Pakistan

2016         

Developed with theater teacher Denise Dörge (Berlin, Germany) a social sculpture workshop with the title Here & Now for schoolchildren. First conducted with different groups of school children in  Berlin, Germany Anticipating You Project in collaboration with theater group DFT STAGE, St. Petersburg, Russia. Creates a series of performances with Wiebke Kahn (Berlin)

2015         

Floating World Project with solo dancer Tsai Hsin-Ying at 435 Art Studio, New Taipei City, Taiwan Stays in Dhaka and Narail, Bangladesh 

2014-2016 

Photographs and collaborates with Gabi Heinrich (Berlin) on various photo series with absurd and macabre motives

2014           

Return to Taiwan. Starts there with filming, video. Becomes interested in performance. Start to focus on inter-culture, interdisciplinary collaboration projects. Silent Crossing Boundaries Project in collaboration with solo  dancer Tsai Hsin-Ying and performance artist Kao Yu-I at  Soulangh Culture Park, Tainan, Taiwan

2013           

Works together with Hans Vernooij on X-Factor during Land Art Maastrich, Netherlands

2012           

First video installations with still images. Stays in Hangzhou, China and Yangon, Myanmar 

2011           

Stays in Baroda, India. Series of lectures at various colleges around Baroda. Creation of a lino cut series with the title                          Mumbai Taxi 

2010-Today

Conducting Workshops and artist talks in the fields video, photography, Land Art and printmaking

2007           

Drops painting and sculpting. Turns towards photography and installation.

1981-Today 

Regular participation in exhibitions, projects, video and film festivals among others China,Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Malta, Turkey, Egypt,  Namibia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada,USA and Russia

1995           

Melbourne, Australia. Creates a series of lino cuts at Australian Print Workshop.

Stays in Taipei, Taiwan (with one break in 1995). Getting strongly influenced by Far East culture and art 

1989           

In Buenos Aires, Argentina 

1984-1989   

Lives in Madrid, Spain,. Mainly doing painting and sculpting.

1981-2010 

various teaching posts at schools and cultural centers in Dublin, Taipei and The Hague

1981-2007   

Does painting, sculpture and printmaking,

1977- Today

Lived and worked in Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan,Australia, India, China Russia. Currently lives in The Hague, The                         Netherlands and Berlin, Germany

1977- 1981 

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

1975–1977 

School of Print and Design, Cologne, Germany

1959           

Born in Cologne, Germany