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

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

1992 - 1998
MSc / Diploma in Graphic Design
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany

1994 - 1995
Co-initiator of interdisciplinary projects (Pony & Kleid an MS München 24)
involving students and teachers of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany
(with Katrin Funcke)

Grants / Awards

Project related scholarship for the play „Yellow Air“,
Kunstsektion BKA (art and culture) / Austria- Vienna, Austria

Nominated, Falling Walls LAB:
“Breaking the Wall of Science Communication”
Jülich, Germany

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

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

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

Frigate Karlsruhe, 1996