Statement / Timeline

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.


1981 to today

Spent part of his artistic career among others in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Russia, Armenia, Canada, Mexico, Ghana and Nepal

Regular participation in exhibitions, projects, video and film festivals including Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Australia, UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia, Ghana, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, USA, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Russia


November STOP LOOK GO interdisciplinary project , Kathmandu, Nepal in collaboration with SPACE A Art trust, flutist Yahoo Acharay (Nepal) and Adam Tinkle (USA). February 2021, in collaboration with Eric Kofi, a live performance took place on a pedestrian bridge in the center of Kumasi, Ghana. In addition to the performance, the project includes a workshop and two presentations. Director / Curator Ve-Bene E.K. Fiatsi

Staying at Kunstinitiative Im Friese in Kirschau,(Saxony) Germany from July to September 2021 working at several collaboration video/photography, performance and printmaking projects among others: Ashes of Eden, Eros & Thanaros, some times you feel so lonely it does makes sense and Red Zen. With Jana Schmück, Alex Mars & Anna Grabowska Anne Rosenbaum and Grafikwerkstatt Dresden,


Some important interdisciplinary and collaboration projects could take place. Aktionsraum 2 (Action space 2) with video works and two performances” Isolate” and “Äblösen (peel off)” with Tanja Wilking at Kunstverein Ebersberg, Ebersberg, Germany KODEKÜ - Collision of the Arts Project, Bischofswerda. Germany Making art visible in rural regions. Creation of two site-specific installations, plus a live performance in collaboration with cellist Ulrich Thiem (Dresden, Germany)


In Mexcio for the collaboration project conecta-no conecta, The Lab program, Mexico City. In collaboration with performance artists Fred Castro (MX), Fey Montalvo( MX) and Hanna Doucet (FR).Honorable Mention for White Cup, 1st NATIONAL COLLOQIUM OF PERFORMANCE AND GENDER, The Faculty of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico.

Takes part at 20 Int. Performing Arts Festival in Hannover, Germany. In January creating Reflection a interdisciplinary performance with includes Land-Art installation and observer participation in conjunction with the ,Montanha Pico Festial, PEDERARTE, Pico Island, Azores, PT . Performance and Workshop for children with autism and children from the SOS Kinderdorf partly having no parents or coming from families with issues in conjunction with the ARé Performaing Arts Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Drops painting and sculpting. Turns towards photography and installation.


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 


In Buenos Aires, Argentina 


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


various teaching posts at schools and cultural centre's in Dublin, Taipei and The Hague


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


School of Print and Design, Cologne, Germany


Born in Cologne, Germany




Information, contact data and statement about my art work plus recent CV
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