*1971 in Bielefeld / Germany
lives and works in Vienna / Austria

Education

2015
PhD in Philosophy, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Dissertation: “Thinking Hands – A Social Design Approach”
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Marion Elias

2001
MSc / Diploma in Fine Arts
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule), Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mentors: Prof. Heimo Zobernig & Prof. Georg Herold

1996-1998: Diplom studies in Fine Arts
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany
Mentor: Prof. Johannes Brus

1998
MSc / Diploma in Graphic Design
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany

Grants / Awards

2008
Recipient, Catalog Grant (Kulturförderungen), City of Vienna, Austria

2004
Recipient, Catalog Grant (Katalogförderung),
Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science, Research,
and the Arts, Munich, Germany

Fellowship (Barkenhoffstipendium),
Artist-in-Residence Program of Lower Saxony,
Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany

1999 – 2000
Erasmus Fellowship,
National College of Art and Design, Dublin

1996
Selected Painter-in-Residence,
Official Marine Painter Program (“Marinemaler”),
Bundeswehr Deutschland (German Navy) on the Frigate Karlsruhe F212,
North Sea, Germany to United Kingdom