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
2002 - 2014 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 the board
since 2013 Member of Deutscher Kuenstlerbund





Grants | Awards

2015 Project Grant, Foundation for Canadian Studies, Essen / Trier
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
magmart video festival award, Naples, for marées_chalet_07_23
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

2015 Einsichten, Galerie Torhaus Rombergpark, Dortmund (G)
Nature happens., on the occasion of the 9th Central European Diatom Meeting, German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven (S)

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, International Xian Film Festival, Xian, CHN

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, 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 Nederlandsche 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, Freies Atelierhaus 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