My practice has been interdisciplinary – using video, performance to camera, drawing, painting, sculpture and sculptural installations – since graduating from Goldsmiths in 1998. I am interested in figuration and this thread runs through most of what I make. My latest work comprises large-scale room installations that are almost always site-specific and informed by current experiences and political events. I have been a supporter of the green movement from my teens, and subjects related to this resurface often in my work.
I have lived and worked between the UK and Germany as an artist for the past two decades, and have initiated and curated many diverse art projects in both countries, such as the first Monat Kunst Halberstadt Biennial. I have presented my work widely, including recently in London at the German Embassy, the Southbank Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum. I took part in the Press Room project at the 56th Venice Biennale as an Artist-Investigator. My work is represented in public and private collections around the world; most recently by the Barheine-Stiftung and the German Foreign Office in London.
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2007-09 MA (Fine Art), Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London.
1995-98 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
1994-95 BTEC Foundation in Art and Design, Kingsway College, London.
1992-94 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, London.
1983-86 Apprenticeship: Orthopaedic Shoemaker, Halberstadt/Ohrdruf.
Awards and artist’s residencies // Künstlerresidenzen / Stipendien
06/21 Art Foundation ‘Children’, Martineum High School, Halberstadt.
05/21 ‘Culture on the Net’, Covid Art-Grant, Halberstadt.
10/20 Kultur ans Netz Arbeitsstipendium.
07/18 Colbita Artists Residency, state of Saxony-Anhalt and District of Bistrita, Romania.
09/17-18 MKH Biennale, Lilith Womans Centre, Halberstadt.
06/17 Six-month scholarship awarded by the Kunststiftung Saxony-Anhalt and the Kloster Bergesche Stiftung.
07-09/16 Residency on the island of Hiddensee, Germany.
11/04-07/05 England Florence Trust Studios, London.
03-05/04 Germany Kunstverein Röderhof e.V.
08/03 Italy Centro D’Arte Verrocchio, Casole D’Elsa.
09/02-07/03 England Thornhill School Islington, London.
06/02 Germany International Symposium, Hundisburg.
Solo exhibitions // Solo Ausstellun
09/22 Förderkreis Konradsburg e.V. Ermsleben.
11/20 Live Performance ‘Behind Glass’ – Kultur ans Netz work grant, Halberstadt.
10/20 Live Performance ‘Behind Glass’ – Kultur ans Netz work grant, Halberstadt.
11/19-6/20 Fruity oranges (confectioned), Gut Mahndorf, Saxony-Anhalt.
04-07/18 Temple of Friendship; Gleimhaus-Museum of the German Enlightenment, exhibition of the exhibits. Working grant funded by the Art Foundation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the Bergesche Monastery Foundation.
03-07/18 Philosophical views on friendship (portraits and texts) ilka Leukefeld and students, Harz Halberstadt University.
04-07/17 Fearless, Highly Intelligent and Successful; at the John-Cage-Organ-Art Project, Burchardi’s Abbey, Halberstadt.
04-05/15 Vom globalen IRr SiNn (‘of global madness’); Galerie Süd, Feuerwache, Magdeburg.
06/06 Mine Field; The Foundry Gallery, Sculptures, London.
02/03 Foreign Exchange; Drawings and sculptures, Kunstverein Region Heinsberg e.V.
11/02 Pub talk portraits; Broadway Market, London.
10/02 Modelshop, City Road, Sculptures, London.
09/01 Line in Strümpfen; Drawings/Sculpture, Gallery Segler, Quedlinburg.
11/00 Lift me up, throw me far; Hidden Art of Hackney, Drawings / Sculpture, London.
07/00 Love she wrote; Hat Gallery, Drawings, London.
12/97 Galerie Cafe; Sculptures, Halberstadt.
06/97 Endangered animals; Drawings, Cafe Alba, London.
Group exhibitions // Gruppen Ausstellungen
08-10/22 ‘Not a hand’s width of water’ endless drawing, Halberstadt and Huy-Neinstedt.
09/22 BBK Open Studios, Halberstadt.
09/21 BBK Open Studios, Halberstadt.
09/20 BBK Open Studios, Halberstadt.
06-09/20 artist residency Colibita, Kunsthaus Dossepark, Wittstock.
02-03/20 artist residency Colibita, Kreishaus Kassel. 05/20 Gallery 7, Quedlinburg.
09/19 Colibita Artists Residency, Burg 32 gallery for international art, Stuer Vorwerk.
07/19 X8C-baby, Friends Meeting Festival, Museum Park Rüdersdorf, Berlin.
05-07/19 Generally Fresh, BBK New Members, Literaturhaus, Halle / Saale.
04/18 Counterpole, Bergennale 2018; Mountain at Lake Starnberg.
03/18 In March, Riding Hall, Potsdam.
07/18 Blue Angels, Rüdersdorf Museum Park, Friends Meeting Festival.
10/17 Sonderausstellung Zeitgenössische Kunst, Designers Open, Leipzig.
12/15 The Muse Gallery, Portobello Road, Skulptur Installation, London.
10/15 Twenty-five Years of German Unity Mirrored in the Arts; Frieze Fringe Event, German Embassy, London. Sculptural installation.
08/15 Press Room, Creative Time Summit at the 56th Venice Biennale.
02-04/15 Berlin-London: Contemporary Art by Woman; German Embassy, London.
09/14 Monat Kunst Halberstadt international bienniale, Germany. Zeitgenössische Menagerie Visueller Philosoph_innen/Contemporary Menagerie of Visual Philosophers: curator and exhibitor.
05/14 POST: Canalology, Tottenham, London.
03/14 POST: The Hackney Wick Takeover, participant; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
02/14 Group performance with Navigate; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
01/14 ProjectTwoThousandAndFourteen; Nicola Fitzsimmons. Drawing online.
12/13 Art Quitilinga; Quedlinburg, Germany.
10/13 Cascades; Studio 180, London SE1.
09/13 ‘I am a frack-free artist’, live performance, human billboard; F.R. Festival, UK.
09/13 Open Studio, drawings, ‘Ethiopia’ fundraising event; Forest Row, UK.
09/13 Navigate 1; group performance; London.
07/13 Performance at anti-fracking protest; Lewes, UK.
06/13 Fusion Festival; participation in High Rise Rubber performance, Berlin.
04/13 Richmond Adult Community College, London. Temporal sculptural installation.
04/13 100 Mothers (painting); The Other Art Fair, London.
03/13 We’re only in it for the money; The Princess Alice, London E1.
10/12 Anne Frank Memorial Sculpture, Anne Frank School, Halberstadt, Germany.
11/12 Performance participant, ‘Secret Cinema’, London.
10/11 Art Auction for Greenpeace, organiser/exhibitor; Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row, UK.
06/11 2normalcy bias, curator and exhibitor; Listros Gallery, Berlin.
12/10 Richmond Adult Community College, London. Performance.
10/10 Frieze Art Fair; London. Film.
10/10 Galleri 54; Gothenburg, Sweden. Film.
10/10 Forest Row Festival, UK. Three video pieces.
09/10 The Hospital Club, London Fashion Week. Temporal sculptural installation.
07/10 ACT ART 8 – CENSORED, London. Video.
07/10 Birds of a Feather; Sueli Turner Gallery, London E2. Film/performance.
06/10 VERWERTUNG – Kunstfestival, Berlin. Film.
04/10 Best of UK School 2009, Salon Contemporary, London. Temporal sculptural installation.
03/10 Shortwave Cinema, London. Film.
03/10 Normalcy Bias, X-ray at The Perseverance, London E2. Video/performance; curator and exhibitor.
12/09 (N)Everland, The Nunnery, London E3. Video.
11/09 As the World Turns, Tooting Beck, London. Temporal sculptural installation.
09/09 CCW Launch, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1. Temporal sculptural installation.
09/09 MA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London. Live performance;
05/09 Cannizaro Park 09, London SW19. Temporal sculptural installation.
03/09 The Nunnery, London E3. Live performance/installation.
12/08 New Territories, Ada Street Gallery, London E8. Temporal sculptural installation.
11/08 Signs of Life, Colliers Wood, London. Temporal sculptural installation.
09/08 Collision, Area10, London. Temporal sculptural installation.
07/08 The Arts Club, Mayfair, London W1. Temporal sculptural installation.
02/07 Intermission; The Nunnery, London E3. Installation.
09/07 Collision, Area10, London. Sculpture.
08/06 The Halfway House, London. Sculpture.
06/06 The Infrequent Gallery, Nutley, UK. Drawings/sculptures.
12/05 Listros Gallery, Berlin. Drawings.
07/05 Florence Trust Studios, drawings/sculptures; London N5.
03/04 Oxford House, London E2. Painting.
11/03 Galerie im Waschhaus, Berlin. Drawings, exhibition with Hans Scheib.
03/03 Kloster unserer Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Museum/Gallery.
11/02 Gallery Off Broadway, Hackney, London.
03/02 why do i linger, Hat Gallery, London.
12/01 doubt my honesty, Open Studio with Poppy Berry, Hackney, London.
11/00 lift me up, throw me far, EA, Hidden Art of Hackney, London.
08/00 Galerie im Kunsthof Halberstadt, participation.
07/00 love she wrote, solo show, Hat Gallery London.
11/99 poor mongrel, Attention, London.
05/99 Alte Farben Fabrik Halberstadt, among others including: Peter Hinz, Hans Hermann Richter, Jens Elgner, Daniel Priese.
12/98 Goldsmiths Graduates, The Time Gallery, Greenwich, London.
11/98 Something for the weekend, Kerstein Mansion, London.
09/98 letters addressed to a dead cat, Vulcano Filmfestival, London.
02/98 Kunstauktion, Galerie Michel Saran, Geilen Kirchen.
11/97 Hidden Art of Hackney with Neil Irons, Tom Hunter, Mirko Beutler.
01/96 Blech-Kunst-Objekte, Halberstadt-Wolfsburg-Leipzig. Audience prize for the sculpture: Deutsches Edelschwein.
Planning and implementation of art-events
01-10/22 Exhibition coordination, IV. MKH Biennale.
08-05/22 7 events: Not a hand’s width of water, Halberstadt and Huy-Neinstedt.
01-10/18 exhibition coordination, III. MKH Biennale.
11/15-06/16 Exhibition Coordinator, German Embassy London.
08/13 Founder and Chairwoman of the MKH e.V. / Organization of the first MKH Biennale in Halberstadt, 2014; Chair and fundraiser 2016/2018.
10/11 Event organization/execution, Art Auction, Greenpeace, Forest Row.
06/11 Organization/exhibition curator, 2 normalcy bias, Listros Gallery Berlin.
03/10 Organization/Curator, normalcy bias, X-ray, The Perseverance London.
00-15 Event organization/execution, art workshops, Halberstadt, Forest Row.
90 -92 Chairman of the board/event organization, ZORA e.V., Halberstadt.
87-89 organization/implementation, Freies Theater in Berlin.
Artist’s talks // Vorlesungen / Vorträge
09/21 Achitectural art, jury member, Halloren and Saline Museum Halle (Saale).
09/17 MKH Biennial 2018, Lilith Women Centre, Halberstadt.
05-07/17 Curators guided tours, exhibition Fearless, Highly Intelligent and Successful, Halberstadt.
05/15 One Artist’s Chaos. Galerie Süd, Feuerwache, Magdeburg.
03/15 One Artist’s Chaos. German Embassy, London.
12/14 Hochschule Harz (college), Halberstadt.
10/14 Richmond Adult Community College, London.
09/14 Curator’s guided tour of the inaugural MKH Biennial, Halberstadt, Germany.
04/13 Richmond Adult Community College, London.
12/10 Richmond Adult Community College, London.
08/03 Centro D’Arte Verrocchio, Casole D’Elsa, Italy.
Film and video
10/13 Anti-frack comedy, art direction.
09/13 Mermaid: video (work in progress); camera, M.Beutler.
03/10 Swan Lake: video; camera: M. Beutler.
02/10 Joo Janta 200: video; camera M. Beutler.
09/07 – 05/10 no blood, brain or nervous system: series of filmed installations; camera: M. Beutler.
02/98 Root Canal Treatment, assistant art director; 16 mm short fiction, directed by K. Pylkkänen; Helsinki.
08/97 Five, art director;16 mm Kodak Student Film Award, directed by Y. Halloran, London.
09/97 BBC Design Award Winner for Best Production Design on Constance.
02/97 Constance, art director; 16mm short fiction, directed by C. I.Nri; London.
Educational art workshops // Kunstworkshops
09/19 BBK arists on schools, Anne Frank School, Halberstadt.
11/19 BBK Künstler*innen an Schulen, Montessori Schule, Gröningen.
08/18 Paper sculpture, Gleimhaus-Museum of German enlightenment.
01-03/18 Green class room, 3 oak sculptures; Lakomy School.
10/17 Performance Workshop world girls day, Zora e.V., Halberstadt.
04/17 Vocational orientation in art, Education and Training Center AWZ, Halberstadt.
06/15 Open Minds, (6-12 Jahre), Forest Row.09/14 Anne Frank Schule, art workshop with 200 primary school children.
02/13 Kinder und Jugendstiftung, Learn Camp (ages 13-18), Schierke.
10/12 Anne Frank Memorial Sculpture, Anne Frank School (age 6-11), Halberstadt.
00/12 Forest Row School, weekly art workshops (ages 6-11).
10/11 Anne Frank School, Green City wallpaper 6mx18m (ages 6-11).
08/11 Lakomie (special needs), school lampshade installation (ages12-18).
07/10 Three art workshops (Vanessa Dell), George Abbot School; Guildford (age 11-19).
10/10 Anne Frank School, (Heilkräuter) drawings of healing plants on 260 tiles.
09/02 – 07/03 Weekly art workshops, Thornhill School, Islington (ages 10-11), London.
07/01 Mandela: 8m-diameter outdoor installation; Polish, French and German teenagers (ages 17-19); Burchardi Kloster Halberstadt.
08/00 Three-day workshop, Bird Creatures (Vogelviecher), metal sculptures (ages 13-21); ZORA e.V, Halberstadt.