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1969 born in Saarbrücken
1989 - 1996 Studies of Mathematics and Physics at the Universities of Saarbrücken and Cologne
since 1995 Member of Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society)
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 Düsseldorf
2000 - 2001 Studies in Multi Media Design at ca.medien.colleg, Essen
2002 - 2014 Member of Berufsverband Bildender Künstler (German Artists' Association)
since 2003 Member of Künstlerhaus Dortmund; co-curating of exhibition and AiR programs
since 2013 Member of Deutscher Künstlerbund





Grants | Awards

2015 Sponsorship Award, Foundation for Canadian Studies, Trier, DE
AiR Bergen, Residency Grant, Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, NO
2014 Saari Residence Stipend, Kone Foundation Helsinki, Hietamäki, FI
2013 Residency Grant and Work Stipend, RONDO studio program of the federal state of Styria, Graz, AT
2012 AiR Bergen, Residency Grant, Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, NO
Project Stipend by the Norwegian-German Willy-Brandt-Foundation, NO/DE
Residency Grant, Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, IR
Residency Grant, Tilting Recreation & Cultural Society, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, CA
ISER Research Grant, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA
2011 Residency Grant and Project Stipend, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, CA
by The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John's in cooperation with Parks Canada, CA
2010 Residency Grant and Work Stipend, Centre DAIMON, Gatineau/Ottawa, CA
Travel Grant by the Goethe-Institut Montreal, CA
2009 Residency Grant, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, AT
Work Stipend and Travel Grant, EU Project Urban Interventions, AT/DE
magmart Video Festival Award for marées_chalet_07_23, Naples, IT
2008 Residency Grant, Centre Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, CA
Artist Residency, Contemporary Arts and Spirits (CAS), Osaka, JP
Travel Grant by the German Institute for Foreign Relations (ifa) and the Japan Foundation, DE/JP
2007 Residency Grant, Pouch Cove Foundation, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, CA
2006 Artist Residency, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, NL
1999-2001 Studio Grant by the City of Oberhausen, DE





Exhibitions | Festivals | Presentations [selected]

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

2016 The Vinland Phenomenon, Kunstverein Norden (S)
Toronto Art Book Fair, with the Voyage Collective, Toronto, CA

2015 Nature happens., German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven (S)
ECHOES, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (G)
London Art Book Fair, with the Voyage Collective, London, UK

2014 Dortmunder Export, Kunstverein Haus 8, Kiel (G)
Cinema B-Open, public screening, Bergen, NO
Vestischer Künstlerbund Award 2014, Kutscherhaus, Recklinghausen (G/C)
novecento - 100 video artists to tell a century, Jia Pingwa Museum of Art, Xi'an, CHN
turn the page Book Art Fair, with the Voyage Collective, Norwich, UK

2013 novecento - 100 video artists to tell a century, selected screenings:
Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, IT; video festival Now&After,
MMOMA, RUS; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA
BO-WKB 2013, Westdeutscher Künstlerbund, Kunstmuseum Bochum (G/C)
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, Düsseldorf
ich sehe 2, with Elisabeth Höller, Atelierhaus für Kunst/Medien/Kommunikation, Essen
Screening, Visitor Center, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, CA

2010 irritiert, Künstlerzeche 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, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (G)
Video - I see, with Elisabeth Höller, Kunstverein Duisburg (S)

2009 estuaire central, presentation, Pecha Kucha Night, Dortmund
magmart video festival, Naples, IT
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 (G)
Kulturpfad festival, Old-Catholic Peace Church, 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, Künstlerzeche Unser Fritz 2/3, Herne (S/cat.)
Landscapes, De Toren van 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 Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL (S)
earthskyearth, Galerie Torhaus Rombergpark, Dortmund (S)
the other sight - artists and physics, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (concept and organisation/C)

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

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

2002 forumtriebig, Mülheimer Medien Meile, Mülheim/Ruhr (G)

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

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

1999 Walzenlager, Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen (S)




Conferences | Symposia

2014 Home Is Where..., KunstVereineRuhr in coop. with Trans Artists and Urbane Künste Ruhr, Henrichenburg

2013 47.04980° N | 15.43636° E, Models of artist-run studio and exhibition spaces in Europe Schaumbad, Graz, AT

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
Artist-in-Residence Meeting Ruhr 2010, Kunsthaus Essen, Künstlerhaus Dortmund und Trans Artists, Essen and Dortmund

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

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

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

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

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

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