born 1970 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works mainly in Hamburg and at different places of observations
As artist I am concerned with apperception of landscape and its liveliness.
It is my intention to record the singularity of moments and the particularity of places in the constant change of life. The diversified impressions by walking on obviously and more hidden ways, by different views of altitude, different times and lights play a role by my studies. Sounds and silence, airstreams, the occurrence of waters, traces on the ground and creatures passing by become visible in subjective cartographies in drawings, wire-objects, texts and photograms.
Points of reference, evolution-lines of paths and encounters form pivots of experience with entirely different spaces.
Taking in the Norwegian landscape opened my senses and gave rise to a subjective cartography and reflection of my environment.
After having been concerned with nature left to itself in Norway I proceeded my studies in the idealized nature of the 18th Century English Landscape Gardens during a scholarship in England.
I continued these studies in the Garden Realm Dessau-Wörlitz in Germany, shaped after the model of various English Landscape Gardens which I had come to know and amplified my observations in the nature reserve, building a transition between the parks, with marsh forests and water meadows of the river Elbe running close by.
As artist in Residence in Nelson B.C. Canada I investigated the complex As artist in Residence in Nelson B.C. Canada I investigated the vast mountainous landscape in the inland rainforest of the West Kootenays with its density of vegetation by different views of altitude.
I proceeded my studies at places related to the river Elbe, inbetween nature reserves, forests, cultural landscape and urban areas:
at creek Thalmühlenbach, Höhbeck, upsetted moraine in the glacial valley, Wendland, I investigated sense perceptipns in the change of the seasons.
In the environment of Salzwedel I followed the run of the river Dumme and Jeetze, from the spring to the mouth into the river Elbe, comparing the former runs of the meander to the now straightened lines.
In Magdeburg I observed how nature reflects at sculpture park around Kunstmuseum Magdeburg and the nearby Rotehorn Park, situated on an isle of the river Elbe.
solo exhibitions (selection)
|2019||Turned Land, photograms, photogram-wire-reliefs, Kunstkammer, Westwendischer Kunstverein Gartow
Run, guided walk and exhibition along river Dumme, cyanotype-wire-reliefs, during scholarship at Künstler-und Stipendiatenhaus des Altmarkkreises Salzwedel
|2018||Land Transfers, photograms, drawings, Künstler und Stipendiatenhaus des Altmarkkreises Salzwedel|
|2015||Encounter Places, photograms, lightbox, exhibition and artist talk at Shambhala Centre Hamburg, Germany|
|2013||Sense Tracks Elements, drawings, wire-ojects, light boxes, exhibition and artist talk. Artist in Residence at Oxygen Art Centre Nelson, BC Canada, project sponsored by Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Kulturbehörde(culture authority Hamburg)|
|2010||Waters change Meadows, drawings, wire-objects, light boxes, photograms at Orangerie Schloss Georgium, Anhaltischer Kunstverein Dessau (Artsociety of Anhalt Dessau)|
|2009||Perception of Landscape, works of several years, exhibition and artist talk, Academy of Fine Arts Carlisle, England|
|2008-2010||mappae animadversionis, plates with drawings of movements and sounds in the Park Georgium, exhibition in the parkland, artist talk and guided tours for the public, sponsored by Büro Otto Koch im K.I.E.Z. e.V. Dessau, Germany|
|2007||Traces in Landscape Gardens, England at Fremdenhaus of Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, exhibition and artist talk, organised by Büro Otto Koch im K.I.E.Z.e.V. Dessau, Germany|
group exhibitions (selection)
|2021||Lauf(Run).Setup, cyanotypes-collages, reliefs, at Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum Salzwedel, sponsored by Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt/Art Foundation of the state of Saxony-Anhalt|
|2020||Near & Far. Stones, fish, ways, flowers, clouds. Drawings, wire-reliefs, video, photogram-wire-reliefs, Kunstmueum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg|
|2017||Ways in Water, wire-object, part of memory triggers in the exhibition Memory Palaces at Oxygen Art Centre Nelson, B.C. Canada|
|2014||Kaslo Lake, photograms at Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, BC Canada|
|2013||Künstlerinnen im Georgium 2006-2012 (artists at Georgium) exhibition with the pencil drawings for the plates mappae animadversionis at Fremdenhaus Georgium, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, organised by Büro Otto Koch im K.I.E.Z.e.V. Dessau, Germany|
|2011||Glass Fragment Maps, photograms, participation in the project Disjecta Fragmen Communitis, exhibition: Trial and Retrieval in The World of Glass, St. Helens, England|
|2008||Wire-Maps, perceptions in the Park Georgium, in the exhibition vom Gartenreich zum Bauhaus – Berührungen und Reflexionen (from the gardenworld to the Bauhaus – tangencies and reflections) Anhaltischer Kunstverein Dessau (Artsociety of Anhalt Dessau), Germany|
|2006||Tracing Movements, drawings,video, observations of the liveliness on lake Alster, in the exhibition site samples 1#2, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany|
scholarships, sponsored projects
|2020-2021||all over the place, sense perceptions in the sculpture park and surrounding of Art Museum Magdeburg, Rotehorn Park, Germany, sponsored by Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg
Lauf.Setup, exhibition project at Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum Salzwedel June/July 2021, Inken Hemsen and Sidsel Ladegaard, scholarship holders of 2019 at Künstler- und Stipendiatenhaus des Altmarkkreises Salzwedel, sponsored by Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
|2019||exhibition project Turned Land, at Kunstkammer, Westwendischer Kunstverein Gartow, Wendland, Germany
Artist in Residence at Künstler- and Stipendiatenhaus des Altmarkkreises Salzwedel, Germany
|2018||project at Künstler- and Stipendiatenhaus des Altmarkkreises Salzwedel, Germany|
|2016-2018||project/Artist in Residence, observations during the four seasons at creek Thalmühle, Wendland, Germany|
|2013||Artist in Residence at Oxygen Art Centre Nelson, BC Canada, project Sense Tracks Elements, drawings, wire-ojects, light boxes, solo exhibition and artist talk, project sponsored by Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Kulturbehörde (culture authority Hamburg)|
|2009||observations of water-meadows in different states, project sponsored by Anhaltischer Kunstverein Dessau (Artsociety of Anhalt Dessau), for the solo exhibition Waters change Meadows, 2010|
|2008||observations of movements and sounds in the Park Georgium for solo exhibition mappae animadversionis, 2008 – 2010, plates with drawings in the Parkland, artist talk and guided tours for the public, sponsored by Büro Otto Koch im K.I.E.Z. e.V. Dessau|
|2007||connecting observations of parks in England and the gardenrealm Dessau-Wörlitz for the solo exhibition Traces in Landscape Gardens, England, sponsored by Büro Otto Koch im K.I.E.Z.e.V. Dessau, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie|
|2001||DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for England
studies in twelve 18th Century English Landscape Gardens, drawings, photographs
|1999||scholarship for Tromsø, on the trail of the cartographies of the nomads in Northern Norway, art academy Bergen, Norway|
|1998–1999||study fine arts at art academy Bergen, Norway|
|1993–1999||study art and design at art academy Bremen, Germany diploma – exhibition orientering, as room installation 1999|