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1977 born in Muellheim, Germany
   

Education
   
2002-03 Master of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design London, England
2000 University of Derby, School of Art and Design, Derby, England

1996-01

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart, Germany

Awards and grants (selection)
   
2020 IBBY honour List 2020
2019 Collection of Outstanding Books for People with Disabilities, Toronto, Canada
2014-19 Losito•Kressmann-Zschach Foundation, Germany
2014 Artist in Residence, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
2012 Artist in Residence, Project Space Pilipinas, Manila, Philippines
2010 Artist in Residence, Geumcheon Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2008 Artist in Residence S-AIR, Sapporo, Japan
2006 Artist in Residence, National Goyang Art Studio, Korea
2005 Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
2004 Art Prize Ottobrunn, Germany
2003

Dedalo Award, Camaiore, Italy

Artist in Residence, Mummelsee, Germany

2002 Welde Art Prize, Germany
Art Prize GG-perspectiv, Germany
Artist in Residence Laufenburg, Switzerland
2001 Xaver- Fuhr Art Prize
2000 Sokrates Scolarship, University of Derby, England

Teaching
   
2019-2020 AMD, Akademie für Mode und Design Berlin, department: Sustainability in Fashion
2009 Anhui University, Hefei, China
2006 College of Art and Design Bengbu, China

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
   
2022 Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt, Germany
2019 Norphei Art Gallery Ulaanbaatar, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mongolia
Goethe-Institut Accra, Ghana
Museum Kunstpalast, studio, Germany
2017 Gellert Museum, Hainichen, Germany
2016

Alte Feuerwache Berlin, Germany

Gallery Christel Wagner, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2015

Puppet Theatre Museum Taipei, Taiwan

Gmünder Kunstverein, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
2014

Artist Village Taipei, Taiwan

Goethe-Institut Taiwan

NLCY Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea              

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Schloss Donzdorf, Germany

2013 Amrei Heyne Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2012

Goethe-Institut, Manila, Philippines

Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

Boston Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2010

Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany

Gallery Supper, Baden-Baden, Germany

2008 S-AIR, Sapporo, Japan
2007

Gallery Supper, Baden-Baden, Germany

Gallery at University of Science and Technology Hefei, China

2006 Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany

2002

Museum of Gross Gerau, Germany

 

Exhibitions in cooperation with children and young adults (selection)

   
2019 Stadtmuseum Berlin, Märkisches Museum, museum lab, Germany
Museum Barockscheune Volkach, in cooperation with Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Germany
Stadtmuseum Erfurt, Germany
2018 Lindenmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany
Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, project space, Germany
2017 Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Brandenburg, in cooperation with Potsdam Museum, Germany
Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg, Germany
Bilderbuchmuseum Schloss Wissem, Troisdorf, Germany
Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephrahim Palais, museum lab, Germany
2016 Stadtmuseum Berlin, Märkisches Museum, museum lab, Germany

Group Exhibitions (selection)
   
2021 Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Junge Kunsthalle, Germany
MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Germany
2019 Grimmwelt Kassel, Germany
Toronto Public Library, Canada
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2017 Art Gallery, Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulaanbaatar, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mongolia
Illustrators Corner, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, United Arab Emirates
2016 Gallery Supper, Baden-Baden, Germany
2015 Gallery Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany
2014

Artist Village Taipei, Taiwan

One Year Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany

2011

Rehmann Museum Laufenburg, Switzerland

Amrei Heyne Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

2010 Geumcheon Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2008

Eco Design Exhibition, Sapporo, Japan

Kunstverein Leimen, Germany

2006

Gallery Christel Wagner, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

National Goyang Art Studio, Korea

2005 Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

2002

Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany


Biennales
   
2015 Pyeong Chang Biennale, Korea
2007 Incheon Women International Biennale, Korea

Public collections
   
  Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Grimmwelt Kassel, Germany
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

Art and design projects with children and young people and adults (selection)
   
2022 Upcycling fashion workshop and fashion performance at Goethe-Institute Bogota, Colombia
Book project „fairytales of courage“ in cooperation with „Welt des Lesens e.V.“ and Büchergilde Gutenberg
2021 Comic workshop „green future“ at Goethe-Institute Hanoi und Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam
Comic workshop „waste prevention“ at Goethe-Institute Amman, Jordan
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Sofia, Bulgaria
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Bucharest, Romania
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Mumbai, India
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Kiev, Ukraine
Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Goethe-Institute Ramallah, Palestine
Upcycling fashion worskhop at Ernst-Adolf-Eschke school for the deaf Berlin, in cooperation mit Unicef
Workshop zum Thema „children`s rights“ at Goethe-Institute Warsaw, Poland
2020 Comic workshop „green future“ at Goethe-Institute Paris, France
Comic workshop „human rights“ at Goethe-Institute Mexico und Peru
Comic workshop „online violence“ in cooperation with Save the Children at Goethe-Institute in Sri Lanka and India
Workshop „children`s rights“ at Goethe-Institute Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop „textile and fashion design“ at Goethe-Institute Accra, Ghana
Upcycling fashion workshop at Goethe-Institute Bucharest, Romania
Upcycling fashion workshop at AMD Akademie für Mode und Design, Düsseldorf and Hamburg, Germany
Fashion performance at Grassi Museum Leipzig, Germany, with students of AMD Akademie für Mode und Design, Berlin, Germany
Upcycling workshop at Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
2019

Fashion performance at Kunstpalast Düsseldorf with students of AMD Akademie für Mode und Design, Düsseldorf, Germany

Recycling fashion workshop at AMD Akademie für Mode und Design, Düsseldorf, Germany
Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Goethe-Institut Shanghai, China
Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Goethe-Institut Accra, Ghana
Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Goethe-Institut Hanoi and Ho-Chi-Minh-City
Illustration workshop at University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mongolia
Recycling fashion workshop at Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, museum mile festival, Germany

2018

Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Goethe-Institut Pune, India

Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Grimmwelt Kassel, Germany

Shadow theatre performance / workshop at Kleines Theater Kammerspiele Landshut, Germany

2017 Illustration workshop “linguistic landscaping” at the Goethe-Institut Warsaw, Poland
Shadow theatre performance and workshop at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Gulf-Region
Shadow theatre workshop for “The sea of culture foundation”, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Illustration workshop, University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mongolia
Exhibition “Berlin with all senses” with blind and deaf children, Berliner Stadtmuseum, Germany
Exhibition „Arabian Nights – The power of words“ in selected libraries of Berlin, Germany
2016       

Exhibition “Welcome to Germany”, Stadtmuseum Berlin, Germany

Publication “Welcome to Germany”, by Jacoby&Stuart, Berlin, Germany

Shadow theatre performance/workshop, Konzerthaus Berlin (education programme)

2015       

Shadow theatre performance/workshop , Puppet Museum Taipei, Taiwan, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Taiwan

Shadow theatre performance/workshop, Children`s Cultural Center, Paju Book City, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea

Shadow theatre workshop, National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea

Exhibition “A world trip in Berlin”, in selected libraries of Berlin, Germany

Shadow theatre workshop, Hongik University Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea

2014

Shadow theatre workshop, Goethe-Institut Taiwan                 

Shadow theatre workshop, Hongik University Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea

Shadow theatre workshop, Keimyung University Deagu, Korea, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea                 

Shadow theatre workshop, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Book workshop “Wonderland” National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Korea                   

Book project “A world trip in Berlin”, in cooperation with “Stadtteilmütter und Stadtteilväter in Kreuzberg” (www.diakonie-stadtmitte.de)

2013 Book workshop “Little Longnose” with „Erzählzeit“ (www.erzaehlzeit.de)
2012

“Märchen goes facebook”, design/production of costumes and stage set with recycled materials for the theatre production

“Hansel and Gretel”, Goethe-Institut Philippinen                   

Recycling book project “Aufgetischt”, in cooperation with “KATE e.V.” (www.kate-berlin.de) ISBN: 978-3-935563-27-7

2008 Recycling design workshop, Bunka Fashion College Sapporo, Japan
 
since 2021 Education programme, Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany
since 2020 Cooperations with Heinrich Böll-Stiftung, Germany
since 2020 Cooperations with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Germany
since 2020 Educational trainings for teachers in cooperation with the Educational Training Institute Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany
since 2019 Educational trainings for teachers in cooperation with Center for Political Education Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
since 2019 Projects for Literaturhaus Berlin, Germany
since 2017 Cooperations with Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, institute for youth book research, Germany
since 2016 Cooperations with the Centers for Political Education in Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen.
since 2016 Projects for “Märchenland” (www.märchenland.de)
since 2016 Projects for Konzerthaus Berlin (education programme)
since 2015  Education programme, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
since 2014  Art- and design projects with young people for “Schlesische 27 Jugend und Kulturzentrum” (www.schlesische27.de)
since 2012  Art- and design projects with children and young people for „Jugend im Museum“ (www.jugend-im-museum.de)

since 2011 

Art- and design projects with children and young people for „Die Gelbe Villa“ (www.die-gelbe-villa.de)


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