lives & works in Kassel &Cologne, Germany


Artist Statement


I work with diverse media such as drawing, photography, video and performance in order to create site- and context-specific installations. My interest focuses on references and allusions, changes of meaning and connotations that result from the combination of different materials, colours and forms. In my works, lexical terms and images from encyclopaedias are juxtaposed with found and purpose-made objects. Performing with props for the camera, I investigate subject-object-relations and image-finding processes in a variety of media. These experiments usually lay the ground for further installations.

The arrangement of objects in space is insofar central to my practice as it is accompanied by a reflection of the act of showing and looking, (re-)presentation and contemplation. I thereby provoke questions relating to the construction, aesthetic production and experience of knowledge, relations and interdependencies. Responding to the spatial situation and the subject area of the installation, I experiment with different modes of fixing and mounting the objects, trying to work out how the display impacts their appearance and meaning. The disclosure of the artistic research process, the seemingly casual presentation, and the carefully scattered references fundamentally shape and eventually generate the artwork on display.



Education

2014 Master of Arts with Florian Slotawa, Art Academy Kassel

2009 - 2013 Visual Arts with Dorothee von Windheim, Florian Slotawa, Christian Philipp Müller, Art Academy Kassel

2004 - 2011 First Degree Examination with majors in Art and Italian, University Kassel



Scholarships / Awards / Residencies

2023/24 Mentee of Kunstmentorat NRW

2023 grant holder of HAP, studio program financed by HMWK and basis e.V

2022 Project Grant - Neustart, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2021 Project Grant - Brückenstipendium, Hessische Kulturstiftung

 2021 - 22 grant holder of HAP, studio program financed by HMWK and basis e.V

2020/21 Project Grant - Projektstipendium Hessische Kulturstiftung

2020 Project Grant - Arbeitsstipendium, Hessische Kulturstiftung

2017 Award - Künstlerförderpreis der Stadt Friedrichshafen

2016 - 2018 Graduation Grant - Georg-Meistermann-Stipendium, Künstlerförderung des Cusanuswerks

2016 Residency - Nida Art Colony, Lithuania

2016 supported by Dr. Wolfgang-Zippel-Stiftung, Kassel

2014 Exhibition and Catalogue -Künstlerstipendium Willingshausen

2014 Residency - Kunsthof Dahrenstedt

2009 - 2014 Scholarship - Künstlerförderung des Cusanuswerks

2011 Residency - Skaftfell Art Center, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

2009 Project Grant - KiSS - Stipendium, financed by Siemens Art Program and Robert Bosch Stiftung



Selected Exhibitions

2022

GOOD ViBES ONLY, with Caroline Streck, Alte Tankstelle Deutz, Köln-Deutz

A  _ WITH A VIEW, together with Nieves de la Fuente, Birte Spreuer, Agnes Müller & Clarissa Kassai, Caroline Streck, Köln-Rodenkirchen


2021

What the traffic will bear, Sotheby´s Dependance, Frankfurt /Main (solo)

Den Himmel mit den Ohren riechen, with Nina Laaf, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg

2020

Drehen auf der Stelle, - = + Ideen für ein Umdenken, Kasseler Kunstverein

2019

Kunst Quer Kopf, HBK Braunschweig/Brunswick University of Art

2018

Great things start here, with Gin Bahc and Olga Holzschuh, Luis Leu Karlsruhe

Einundzwanzig. Ansichten eines Kunstvereins, Neuer Kunstverein Gießen

And what about your „Good morning, new world“,  Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

2017

andere situation, with Florian Slotawa, Mickaël Marchand, Frank Dölling and Johanna Jaeger, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig

strange attractor, Galerie 21, Hamburg (solo)

2016

It´s more like an elevator, Werkschau Halle 12, Spinnerei Leipzig

20 Jahre Künstlerstipendium, Kunsthalle Willingshausen

Im Schatten des Kilimandscharo, Brüderkirche Kassel (solo)

2015

Warte für Kunst, Kassel

P/ART 2015, Producers Art Fair, Hamburg

Kunstgenerator, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen

2014

Das Meer hat viele Ufer, Kunsthalle Willingshausen (solo)

Feucht durchgewischt, Burg Dringenberg, Bad Driburg

2013

AutoKino, Carpark Friedrichsplatz, Kassel (solo)

2011

Rapid Rabbit, Künstlerhaus Frise, Hamburg

The final countdown, Month of Performance Art, Berlin

2010

Performance on Demand, Kasseler Kunstverein

Auswahlausstellung, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg-Harburg

Und wie sieht dein Happy End aus, Altes Zollamt Kassel (solo)

2009

Schnitt/Menge, Kunstverein Weiden

2008

Plattform 5, Kunstverein Hannover



Artist Books / Publications / Reviews / Interviews

2021 Artist Book - Den Himmel mit den Ohren riechen, Edition of 50

2021 Submission - „What the traffic will bear“, Louisa Schmitt on Kuba Paris, 2021 Interview - Corona Studios, on Artline.org

2021 Review - „Träume von Räumen“, Dieter Roeschmann on Artline.org

2021  Text - „Den Himmel mit den Ohren riechen“, Samuel Dangel,  L6 Freiburg

2019 Review - „Sinnliche Lockvögel und metaphorische Knoten“, Annika Mayer in: Kunst/Quer/Kopf, Kunst und Neurowissenschaften begegnen sich, Kopaed Verlag

      2015 Artist Book - Das Meer hat viele Ufer, Edition of 500

2014 Text - „Das Meer hat viele Ufer, Bernhard Balkenhol


Teaching

since 2019 Künstlerische Mitarbeiterin/ Artistic Associate, Klasse Kunst im zeitgenössischen Kontext, Art Academy Kassel, with Prof. Andrea Büttner

2008 Art Mediation, Manifesta 7 in Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy