bio

My artistic work focus is on photography and the moving image.

Through those various backgrounds I am overall interested in combining narration into my photography and the atmosphere and poetry of the unspoken into my movies. Photography is an important tool to me to express new perspectives and attitudes towards the world surrounding us. In my films and my photography I work through improvisations, coincidences and found situations as well as staging a scene and directing actors.

Since my graduation as a film director in 2005 at the Filmuniversität Potsdam-Babelsberg and as a Photographer from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London in 2008 I collaborated as an artist with institutions such as the Goethe Institute Shanghai, Tokyo, Jakarta, Paris, Lyon and Marseille, Institute Français Cambodia as well as the German Embassy Tokyo and Reykjavik amongst others. As a visual artist my work was published internationally by “photo nouvelles“ France, „papersky“ Japan, „dazed and confused“ und „photoworks UK. My art projects were exhibited world wide as for instance at the Samaritaine exhibition in Paris, Pyramid Award Winner Showcase in London, Bccks Award Exhibition at Little More Gallery Tokyo, Photo Phnom Penh in Cambodia or New York Photo Festival in the US to mention some. I won a couple of awards, grants and artist-in-residencies over the last years. In 2019, I also finished my PhD studies in artistic research at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Austria.