• 1959 born in Germany, moved to Australia in 2004.

  • 1979-81 Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, German Study of German Literature and Philosophy

  • 1980-87 Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Sculpture with Architecture - Qualification: MA

  • 1988 Visiting Lecturer at Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Bergische Universität, Germany

  • 1988 Moved to London

  • 1991-94 Lecturer at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (Mixed Media 1991-92 and Sculpture 1991-94) Lecturer at Winchester School of Art (Fine Art 1993-94). Visiting Lecturer a Goldsmith College, London, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury (1991-93) Chelsea School of Art, London. Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland The Slade School of Fine Art - Summer School (1993-94). Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen, Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Germany Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany. Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany.Lecturer at the Berliner Sommerakademie, Berlin, Germany 1994 Moved to Barcelona 1994.

  • 1994-98 Visiting Lecturer at:
    The Slade School of Fine Art, London
    State University of New York, USA
    University of Maryland, USA
    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA

worry beads, 2017

worry beads, 2017

Exhibition: Kunst und Kohle  2018, Ruhrgebiet   Glück Auf I, 1991 ; miners portraits printed on porcelain plates, wooden table, grey wall paint with names and locations of all coal mines in Duisburg (2018); Museum DKM, Duisburg

Exhibition: Kunst und Kohle 2018, Ruhrgebiet

Glück Auf I, 1991; miners portraits printed on porcelain plates, wooden table, grey wall paint with names and locations of all coal mines in Duisburg (2018); Museum DKM, Duisburg

  • 2000-03 Lecturer at Europäische Akademie Trier, Germany

  • 1999-00 Visiting Lecturer at:

  • The Slade School of Fine Art, London

  • Royal College of Art, London

  • University, Ruskin School of Art

  • 2003 Visiting Lecturer at:

  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Bergische Universität Bonn, Germany

  • Charles Darwin University, NT, Austrlia (at 24H Art Gallery)

  • 2003 Directora del Máster Europeu de Belles Arts a Barcelona, Southampton University / Winchester School of Art

  • 2003-5 External Examiner at The Slade School of Fine Art (Media Department)

  • 2004 Moved to Melbourne

  • 2004 - 2014 Professor of Fine Arts at Monash University Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Melbourne, Australia

  • 2010-12 Head of Fine Art, MADA, Monash University

  • 2012 A/Dean External Affairs

  • 2015/16 Fellowship, Baptist University Hong Kong

  • 2016-19 Adjunct Professor, United International College, Zhuhai/China

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Glück Auf II,  2018, installation with Santa Barbara figures, ca 200 helmets, electrics/lights; Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany

Glück Auf II, 2018, installation with Santa Barbara figures, ca 200 helmets, electrics/lights; Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany

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Exhibition: Kunst und Kohle, installation shot   Glück Auf II,  2018, Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany

Exhibition: Kunst und Kohle, installation shot

Glück Auf II, 2018, Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany


AWARDS.

  • 2019 Finalist for the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, Manningham Art Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2015 Fellowship (5 months), Hong Kong Baptist University

  • 2011 Finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

  • 2009 Finalist for the Albury Art Prize Finalist for the 36th Alice Prizeinalist fort the Josephine Ulrick& Win Schubert Photography Award

  • 2005 Finalist for the BMW Photo-Prize, Louvre, Paris

  • 2004 Artist in Residence, Charles Darwin University, Darwin

  • 2001 Artist in Residence, Fundación Valparaiso,Valparaiso Spain Grant and Research Leave Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, London

  • 1999 Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Award from Kunstfond Bonn, Germany Grant for a project by: Staatskanzelei Düsseldorf, Germany Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1998 Bronze Prize of the Triennale for Sculpture in Osaka, Japan

  • 1996 Artist in Residence, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles, France

  • 1993 Projektförderung der Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW (support for a project) for Spain in 1994

  • 1990 Ida Gerhardi Prize, Germany DAAD Scholarship for Britain (one year, London)

  • 1989 Förderpreis des Landschaftsverbandes Westfalen-Lippe, Westfälisches Museumsamt Münster

  • 1984 Award for open-air sculpture, Landesgartenschau Hamm, Germany

Culture Spirit Identity ; Warrnambool Art Gallery (opening night), Warrnambool/Australia 2016

Culture Spirit Identity; Warrnambool Art Gallery (opening night), Warrnambool/Australia 2016

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS.

  • Museum of Fine Art Houston, Texas USA

  • Osaka Prefectual Government, Japan

  • Collection of Seika University, Kyoto, Japan

  • Museum DKM, Germany

  • Collection Grothe, Germany

  • Collection Heiting, Germany

  • Collection Schneckenburger, Germany

  • Kunstverein Hasselbach E.V., Germany

  • Art Bank, Cologne, Germany

  • Max-Planck-Institute, Berlin, Germany

  • Fundación Coca Cola, Spain

  • Colección OlorVisual, Spain

  • Colección Rafael Tous de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain

  • Colección Spectrum Sotos, Spain

  • Museum La Coruña, Spain

  • Warrnambool Art Gallery, Australia

  • Monash University Library Collection, Melbourne, Australia

 

Sacrifice 2011;  5 stuffed bulls heads, walls, red paint; Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany 2011/12

Sacrifice 2011; 5 stuffed bulls heads, walls, red paint; Museum DKM, Duisburg/Germany 2011/12


SOLO EXHIBITIONS.

  • 2020 Sousan Boutwell gallery, Munich/Germany

  • 2019 Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

  • 2018 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2017 MAMA – Murray Art Museum, Albury

  • 2016 Warrnambool Art Gallery, "Culture Spirit Identity"

  • 2016 VAC – La Trobe University Visual Art Centre, Bendigo LUMA – La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne

  • 2014 Galeria PalmaDotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2013 Monash Gallery of Art (retrospective), Melbourne Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

  • 2011-12 Museum DKM, Duisburg (retrospective), Germany

  • 2011 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2010 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney Galerie Caren Jones, Cologne Place Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2009 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2008 Place Gallery, Melbourne Galerie Caren Jones, Cologne, Germany

  • 2007 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

  • 2006 Sala H, Vic (Barcelona) Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain CCC B, Centre Cultural Contemporani de Barcelona

  • 2005 Galeria Forum, Tarragona Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne Iglesia de la Universidad, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Metrònom, Fundació Rafael Tous, Barcelona

  • 2004 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain CDU Gallery, Darwin, Australia Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2003 NT Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia Galeria Kowasa, Barcelona

  • 2002 Städtische Galerie Im Rathauspark, Gladbeck, Germany Galeria Spectrum, Zaragoza, Spain Galerie Hellebrand, Duisburg, German Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany Galeria garage regium, Madrid

  • 2000 El Metronom, Fundación Rafael Tous, Barcelona

  • 1999 Galerie Karl Plotzke, Düsseldorf Goethe Institut London Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 1998 Centre Culturel, Riberac France Galeria panorama, Barcelona

  • 1997 Gallery, State University, New York
    96 Grand Street, New York
    Centre Culturel, France
    Open Studios, Barcelona

  • 1996 Raum 1, Düsseldorf
    96 Grand St., New York

  • 1995 ´Panorama´, Barcelona

  • 1994 Raum 1, Düsseldorf
    Kunstraum Wuppertal, Germany
    Galerie 102, Düsseldorf
    `Cinco Orejas Escuchando...` Installation-project, Huelva, Spain
    Fundacion Municipal de Cultura, Huelva, Spain

  • 1993 Museumsgalerie Gotha, Germany
    Galerie H. Reckermann, Cologne

  • 1992 The Slade Gallery, London
    Förderkoje (prize-exhibition) with Galerie H. Reckermann,
    Artfair Cologne

  • 1989 Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany Bielefelder Kunstverein, Museum Waldhof, Germany Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh, Germany Galerie H. Reckermann, Cologne

  • 1988 Emmericher Kunstverein, Haus im Park, Germany

  • 1987 Galerie Tropeninstitut, Düsseldorf
    Galerie Monochrom, Aachen, Germany
    Raum 1, Düsseldorf

  • 1986 Franzen Zollhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1985 Galerie Linie, Moers, Germany

Museum DKM, Duisburg - installation view

Museum DKM, Duisburg - installation view

Museum DKM, Duisburg - installation view

Museum DKM, Duisburg - installation view

GROUP EXHIBITIONS.

  • 2019 Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

    Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne; London Print Studios, GB

  • 2018 Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany

  • 2016-17 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

  • 2015 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2014 Kumu Art Museum, 16th Tallin Print Triennal, Estonia. Museum Ostwall, Dortmund Zona Maco, Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City

  • Bowness Prize PhotographyExhibition, MGA Melbourne Strange Neighbor, Melbourne

  • 2013 Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2011 Maroonda Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Plimsol Gallery, Hobart, Australia

  • 2010 Tarra Warra Museum, Melbourne 36th Alice Prize exhibition, Alice Springs, Australia Josephine Ulrick& Win Schubert Photography Award Exhibition, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Australia Galeria Palma Dotze, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2009 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney (Langue Froid, curated by Conny Dietzschold and Bill Wright) Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Designhaus, Darmstadt Albury Art Prize exhibition, Australia Gallery Caren Jones, Cologne Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg, Germany Mornington Peninsular Regional Art Gallery, Australia La Trobe University Bendigo, Australia Flinders University Art Museum, Australia Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, Germany

  • 2008 Natural History Museum, Berlin, Germany Macquarie University, Sydney

  • 2007 Loop, Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain CCCB, Centro Contemporaneo Cultural de Barcelona, Spain Musee des Confluences/Departement du Rhone, Lyon, France Jones & Truebenbach Gallery, Cologne, Germany

  • 2006 St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne

  • 2005 World Financial Center Gallery, N.Y.C., USA Womans Museum Dallas, Texas, USA Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA Simmons College, Boston, USA Louvre, Paris

  • 2004 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia Akureyri Museum, Iceland Gerduburg Cultural Centre, Rejkavik Cultural Centre, City of Athens, Greece Museum Schloß Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany Museum Doko, Cologne, Germany

  • 2002 Mobile Museum, Alabama, USA Alexandria Museum, USA La Lonja, Galeria Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza T20, Murcia, Spain Sendai, Japan

  • 2001 Sala d´exposicions, International University Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Museo La Verreina, Barcelona University of Maryland Gallery, USA Tuscon Museum, Arizona, USA Brenau University, Georgia, USA Torano Notte e Giorno, Torano/Carara, Italy

  • 2000 Museum Bochum, Germany White Colums, New York City Arts Festival Penedès, Spain Flint Institute, Michigan, USA Delta Axis, USA

  • 1999 Museum Doko, Köln Kunsthalle der Europäischen Akademie Trier

  • 1998 Triennale of Sculpture, Osaka, Japan Kunsthalle der Europäischen Akademie Trier “Construint el Paisatge”Primavera Fotografica, Barcelona Tallers Oberts, Barcelona Museum Doko, Cologne

  • 1997 `Se Alquila´, Barcelona Tallers Oberts, Barcelona “The Things that we do”, Barcelona

  • 1996 “Letzter Aufguß”, Düsseldorf

  • 1995 Galeria de Arte del Colegio de Arquitectos en Malaga, Spain East International´, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich Galeria Cavecanem, Sevilla, Spain

  • 1994 Howard Garden Gallery, Cardiff, Britain Flaxman Gallery, Stoke on Trent, Britain University of Humberside, Hull, Britain The Slade Gallery, London Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen, Germany Bergische Kunstausstellung, Germany Galerie Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf

  • 1992 ´East´, Norwich Gallery, Britain (with catalogue ´Globe´, Düsseldorf Colchester and District Visual Arts Trust, Britain

  • 1991 Goethe Institute, London Malania Basarab Gallery, London Glück Auf, exhibition-project, colepit, Moers, Germany

  • 1990 ´Kunstware´, Wuppertal, Germany Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munich, Germany

  • 1986 Märkisches Stipendium für Bildende Kunst

  • 1987 Lüdenscheid, Germany (with catalogue)

  • 1985 Galerie Suspect, Amsterdam, Holland

  • 1984 ´Kumma wat dat da dampft´, Düsseldorf

  • 1983 ´Draussen´(Óutside´), Nordpark Düsseldorf

  • 1982 Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf