1969 born in Saarbruecken
1989 - 1996 Studies of Mathematics and Physics at the Universities of Saarbruecken and Cologne
1996 Diploma in Physics, Thesis in Theoretical High Energy Physics
1996 - 1997 Scientific Assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Colloid and Surface Research, Berlin
1998 - 1999 Scientific Assistant at the Department of Physics, University of Essen
1999 - 2000 Guest Student at Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
2000 - 2001 Studies in Multi Media Design at ca.medien.colleg, Essen
since 2002 Member of Berufsverband Bildender Kuenstler (German Artists' Association, BBK)
since 2003 Member of Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund; co-curating of exhibition and AiR programs
since 2010 Member of Westdeutscher Kuenstlerbund (Western German Artists' Association, WKB)
since 2014 Member of Deutscher Kuenstlerbund





Grants and Stipends

2014 Saari Residence Stipend, Kone Foundation Helsinki, Hietamäki, Finland
2013 Residency Grant and Work Stipend, RONDO studio program of the federal state of Styria, Graz, Austria
2012 Residency Grant, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway by Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF and Bergen Kommune
Project Stipend by the Norwegian-German Willy-Brandt-Foundation
Residency Grant, Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Residency Grant, Tilting Recreation & Cultural Society, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
ISER Research Grant, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2011 Residency Grant and Project Stipend, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, Canada
by The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John's in cooperation with Parks Canada
2010 Residency Grant and Work Stipend, Centre DAIMON, Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada
Travel Grant by the Goethe-Institut Montreal
2009 Residency Grant, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
Work Stipend and Travel Grant, EU Project Urban Interventions
2008 Residency Grant, Centre Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada
Artist Residency, Contemporary Arts and Spirits (CAS), Osaka, Japan
Travel Grant by the German Institute for Foreign Relations (ifa) and the Japan Foundation
2007 Residency Grant, Pouch Cove Foundation, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
2006 Artist Residency, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999-2001 Studio Grant by the City of Oberhausen





Exhibitions / Festivals / Presentations [selected]

S = Solo Show / G = Group Show / C = Catalogue / for conferences scroll down

2014 Dortmunder Export, Kunstverein Haus 8, Kiel (G)
CROSSROADS, Kunstraum Alte Schule, Essen (G)

2013 novecento - 100 video artists to tell a century, selected screenings:
Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, IT; video festival Now&After, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, RU; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA
BO-WKB 2013, Westdeutscher Künstlerbund, Kunstmuseum Bochum (G)
face to face, video installation, Kulturpfadfest, Burgplatz, Essen
jellyfire:rotunde, video installation, Rotunde, Bochum (S)
41 Meter Fluchtweg, Schaumbad, Graz, AT (G)

2012 p.log, presentation series at various locations in Bergen, Norway
Gerhard was here, 34. Duisburger Akzente, Mercator Quartier, Duisburg (G)
Geballte Streuung, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne (G)
in Residence, Laboratorium at Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (G/C)

2011 sublim, sound performance and video projection, with Anja Lautermann, Malkasten, Duesseldorf
ich sehe 2, with Elisabeth Hoeller, Atelierhaus fuer Kunst/Medien/Kommunikation, Essen
Presentation at the Visitor Center of Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, CA

2010 irritiert, Kuenstlerzeche Unser Fritz, Herne (S)
last (but not final!) stop DAIMON, Centre DAIMON, Gatineau/Ottawa, Quebec, CA (S)
estuaire central, presentation, articule, Montreal, Quebec, CA
magmart video festival, Naples, IT
Landpartie, Westdeutscher Künstlerbund, Museum Ahlen (G/cat.)
transient_storm, video installation, Kulturpfad festival Essen
Urban Interventions, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (G)
Video - I see, with Elisabeth Hoeller, Kunstverein Duisburg (S)

2009 estuaire central, presentation, Pecha Kucha Night, Dortmund
magmart video festival, Naples, IT
Wir werden es schon getan haben., studio show K.H. Mauermann, Essen (G)
space shuttle 2.0, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna, AT (G/C)
Translocation, with Daniel Simpkins and Penny Whitehead, Salzamt, Linz, AT

2008 21. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart (C)
jellyfire - an audiovisual installation, Kuenstlerhaushalt, Oberhausen (S)
Aufkreuzen in Telgte, Museum Telgte, BBK Westfalen (G)
Kulturpfad festival Essen
Inzicht/Apercu/Einblick/Preview, Galerie La Vitrine, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, CA (G)
J-POP/G-POP, CASO, Osaka, JP (G/C)
Artsite, Seian University, Kyoto, JP

2007 geodesic, Presentation at the Goethe-Institute Montreal, Quebec, CA
ice'n'skies, Gallery James Baird, St. John's, Newfoundland, CA (S)

2006 earthskyearth- an audiovisual installation, Kuenstlerzeche Unser Fritz 2/3, Herne (S/cat.)
Landscapes, Babel, Utrecht, NL (G)
Light & Sound, SKOP, Frankfurt/Main
forum.06, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen (G)
Open Atelier Route Charlois, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, NL
Tesla-Project, Belgrade, SRB (G/C)

2005 earthsky - skyearth, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL (S)
earthskyearth, Staedtische Galerie Torhaus Rombergpark (S)
the other sight - artists and physics, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (concept and organization/C)

2004 is it coming or going?, Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen (S)
Alles im Lot(h), Zeche Lothringen, Bochum (G/C)
earthsky, Laboratorium, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (S)

2003 Kunsthalle m3, Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin (G)
Staedtische Galerie Torhaus Rombergpark, Dortmund (G/C)
Die Wirklichkeit ist anders., GEA-AG, Bochum, with Johannes Nawrath
50 JA, Museum fuer Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund (G/C)

2002 forumtriebig, Muelheimer Medien Meile, Muelheim/Ruhr (G)
Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen (G)
Wir-Jetzt-Hier, Kunst im Knoblauchhaus, Essen (G)

2001 kanalebendig, Kanale 2001, Rhine-Herne-Canal, Oberhausen (G)

2000 Museum 3000, Galerie im Blauen Laden, Oberhausen (S)
Rundgang 2000, open studios, Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
Galerie formhaus, Oberhausen (G)
eingebeetet, Besondere Orte, Oberhausen (G)

1999 Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen (S)




Conferences / Symposia

2013 47.04980° N | 15.43636° E, Freies Atelierhaus Schaumbad, Graz, Austria

2011 Artists in Transit, symposium und workshop by IGBK in collaboration with Trans Artists, Kunsthochschule Weißensee, ifa and IAA Europe, Berlin

2010 ISEA Ruhr 2010, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dortmund, Germany
Artist-in-Residence Meeting Ruhr 2010, Kunsthaus Essen, Künstlerhaus Dortmund und Trans Artists, Essen and Dortmund, Germany

2009 Mobility in the Visual Arts Sector in Europe, Experts' Meeting, IGBK, Linz, Austria
Einstein & Picasso, British Council Germany, DASA, Dortmund

2007 Satellite Voyeurism, Symposium, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Phoenixhalle, Dortmund

2005 this sight - physicists and art, lecture series Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund (concept and organization)

1998 Applications of Field Theory to Statistical Physics: Soft Condensed Matter, Non-Equilibrium and Boundary Critical Phenomena, Bonn, Germany

1997 Fundamental Problems in Statistical Mechanics, International Summer School, Odenthal-Altenberg, Germany

1995 Recent Developments in Statistical Mechanics and Field Theory, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
String Theory, Gauge Theory and Quantum Gravity, International Spring School, ICTP, Trieste, Italy