About

I was born in the northern part of Germany. In my photographic works, I investigate different aspects of human living space in the beginning of our 21st century.
Especially in the urban cityscapes, I find conflict areas that influence my images: conflicts of functionalism and individual development, the association with nature, the concourse of construction and vastness and, last but not least, to human interaction.

I currently live and work on the beautiful island Bornholm in Denmark.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2000 - 07

Communication Design studies, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Folkwang Hochschule), Essen, Germany

2003

External studies, Hungarian University of Crafts and Design, Budapest, Hungary

2007

Diploma with distinction, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Folkwang Hochschule)
Documentary Photography with Prof. Jörg Sasse and Prof. Gisela Bullacher

Exhibitions

Solo

2014

Galerie Bohai. Hannover, Germany

2013

Triple Seven, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wonderland, SDK Kunstforening Flensburg, Germany

2010

Wandeln 07-10, Centre Bagatelle, Berlin, Germany

Wandeln, Epikur Kunstforening, Frederikshavn, Denmark

Wandeln, Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark

In Our Time, Goethe Institut, Washington, USA

Somewhere in Nowhere, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Wandeln, Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Germany

In unserer Zeit, C/O Berlin, Germany

2007

Geography of Nowhere, Mikro Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Wandeln, Orleans Street Gallery, Chicago, USA

Group

2016

Brudstilling, Slagteriet, Østemarie, Denmark

2015

Galleri Vannbrynan, Arnager, Denmark

Salon Vol. 5, Dome, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

Berlin Art Prize, Berlin, Germany

Hijacked Australia/Germany, Stuttgart, Germany

BKS, Berlin, Germany

2013

Er.Dichtet Wesen, Studio 74, Berlin, Germany

Rebel House, Bonnefantenmuseum-Roermond, Netherlands

Field Work, Det Ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark

2012

Was hindert uns noch?, Strahler - Raum für Fotografie, Germany

15 Jahre Kunstverein Schwerin, Schwerin, Deutschland

Arbeit und Vergnügen, Kunstverein Schwerin, Deutschland

Eyes on the City, GrazMuseum, Graz, Österreich

Looking at the Land, Museum of Art - RISD, Providence, USA

Artweek Special, Banegaarden, Aabenraa, Dänemark

The past in the present of the future, Stedefreund, Berlin, Germany

At Home, Galerie Ludwig, Oberhausen, Deutschland

Hijacked, Zephyr, Mannheim, Deutschland

Unheimliches Heim, Corridor/Gangurinn, Reykjavik, Island

Cliffhanger, Minken und Palme, Berlin, Deutschland

2011

Nature Photography, Fotogram, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hijacked, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Hijacked, Ann and Gordon Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia

HIjacked, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia

Galerie Schuermer, Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Switzerland

2010

Behind the Billboard, MK Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Statens Kunstfond, Det Ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark

Hijacked, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

Hijacked, Australian National University, School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Hijacked, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Naturae, LaMEC, Vicenza, Italy

Naturae, SiFest, Savignano,Italy

Naturae, Benetton Foundation, Treviso, Italy

Interland, C-Mine, Genk, Belgium

Sense & Sensibility, Rainbo, Chicago, USA

One World Is Not Enough, Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, Germany

C/O Talents, Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt, Germany

Über Tage, Kunstmuseum Mülheim, Germany

Now Here, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2009

Viel, Galerie Mikro, Düsseldorf, Germany

Middle of Nowhere, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, USA

Immodest proposals, Eastern Expansion, Chicago, USA

Narrating a place, Museum Fotografia Contemporanea, Milano, Milano, Italy

Fluchtwege, Institut X, Bonn, Germany

Noise, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Köln, Germany

2008

Vorstellung, Ziegler Temporary, Stuttgart, Germany

Reflection, Tape, Berlin - Felsenkeller, Leipzig - Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg

Zollverein, Essen - Rheinparkhallen, Köln, Germany

5 years on the run, Orleans Street Gallery, Chicago, USA

Epson Art Photo Award 2005, Goethe-Institut, Singapore City, Singapore

Mind the Gap, Country Club, Chicago, USA

2007

Kunstradar, Düsseldorf, Germany

Geography of Nowhere, Voies Off, Arles, France

Epson Art Photo Award 2005, Galeria Grazia Neri, Milano, Italy

Pixel, Salle Yehudi Menuhin, EU Parlament, Bruxelles, Belgium 

Unkraut, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, USA

Diplom, Forum für Kunst und Architektur, Essen, Germany 

Heimatbild - Utopie und Wirklichkeit, Kunsthaus, Dortmund, Germany

2006

Fotowork, Orleans Street Gallery, Chicago, USA

Epson Art Photo Award 05, Goethe-Institut, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wohnheim, Art in Display, Chicago, USA

Epson Art Photo Award 06, Art Cologne, Köln, Germany

Pictures of Lee, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA 

Heimatbild - Utopie und Wirklichkeit, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany 

Epson Art Photo Award 05, Goethe-Institut, Istanbul,Tyrkey

Contemporary danish Photography 06, Fotografisk Center, København, Denmark

I „heart“ Chicago, Orleans Street Gallery, Chicago, USA

Pixelprojekt-Ruhrgebiet, Kulturbunker Tumulka, München, Germany

Epson Art Photo Award 05, Art Cologne, Köln,Germany

2005

Pixelprojekt-Ruhrgebiet, Wissenschaftspark, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Privatkontakte, 7.Internationale Fototage, Mannheim, Germany

Privatkontakte, Städtische Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2004

500m, Forum für Kunst und Architektur, Essen, Germany

2001-06

Sichtwerk, Zeche Zollverein, Uni Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Publications

2016

Schwinden, Selfpublished

2014

Storms Æra, Selfpublished

1814 Magazine

2012

Eyes on the City, Verlag Anton Pustet, Salzburg, Austria

At Home, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany

2011

emerge011, Berlin, Germany

A5 Magazine, Tel Aviv, Israel

Cheap and Plastique, Violet Shakura, New York, USA

2010

Naturae, Urbanautica, Italy

Über Tage, Kunstmuseum Mülheim, Germany

Hijacked, Kehrer Kunstverlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Reportagealbum, Sentmann+Soehne, Germany

CPFP Bildband, Profifoto, Juechen, Germany

Fotosommer Katalog, Stuttgart, Germany

2009

Wandeln, Photographia Borealis, Sparkassenstiftung Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

In unserer Zeit, C/O Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin/München, Germany

Profifoto, Juechen

2008

five4select tour / reflection, Edition Kaune, Sudendorf 2008, Köln, German

2007

CAMERA AUSTRIA  98, Graz, Austria 

A5 Magazine, Tel Aviv, Israel

Heimatbild  - Utopie und Wirklichkeit (Exhibition catalogue), Heimatdesign, Dortmund, Germany

2006

Epson Art Photo Award 05 (Exhibition catalogue), Epson Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Ung dansk Fotografi 06 (Exhibition catalogue) Fotografisk Center, Denmark

2005

Epson Art Photo Award 05 (Exhibition catalogue), Epson Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Public Folder #1, ViceVersa, Köln, Germany

Privatkontakte (Exhibition catalogue), Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Public Folder #0, ViceVersa, Köln, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

2014

Nominee, Berlin Art Prize

VG Bildkunst

2012

Nominee, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur

2010

Danish Arts Agency

2009

Talents 09/10, C/O Berlin

Riccardo Pezza Photography Prize, Honourable Mention

Danish Arts Agency

2008

Canon Profifoto Förderpreis

Select on Tour, 1st Prize

2006

Fotowork, Solo exhibition winner

Epson Art Photo Award, Best Class

2005

Epson Art Photo Award, Best Selected Works

2003

Erasmus-Socrates Scholarship

Commissioned art projects/residencies

2013

Residency in Hanstholm, Thy, Denmark

2011

Aabenraa Kommune, initiated by Aabenraa Artweek, Aabenraa, Denmark

2010

Interland, initiated by flacc and Stad Genk, Genk, Belgium