* 1976 in Dresden / atelier in Dresden



academical education

2011 - 2014
post-graduate at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Meisterschüler of Prof. Lutz Dammbeck)

2011
diploma of fine arts at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts

2006 – 2011
fine art studies at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Prof. Christian Sery - interdisciplinary painting / Prof. Elke Hopfe - graphics / Prof. Ulrike Grossarth - performance / Prof. Lutz Dammbeck - multimedia arts)

2005 – 2006
culture studies at the Dresden University of Technology (Slavic language and literature studies, German language and literature studies)



scholarships (selection)

2016
scholarship of the Department for Culture and Monument Protection of the Saxon State Capital Dresden

2014
scholarship of the Department for Culture and Monument Protection of the Saxon State Capital Dresden

2013
scholarship received from the Circle of Friends of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts

2012
project sponsorship of the State-owned Enterprise Saxonian Estate and Construction Management

2008 – 2010
atelier sponsorship by Dr. Ursula and Wilfried Köhler



solo exhibitions (selection)

2013 ff.
"Die Rückkehr der Pfote / Return of the Paw" (Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, foyer, permanent installation)

"Entropical Seasons II" (Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, sculptors´ location, temporary public intervention)

2013
"PygmaLion" (Sculpture Collection, Schaudepot "Antike bis Barock", Albertinum, Dresden State Art Collections)



performances (selection)

2012
"up´n´down´n´round" (3 solo dancing performances, Atelier 322, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)

2010
"up tight and down" (solo dancing performances, Atelier 322, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)

2008
"Bruises and Blues" (solo dancing performance, Atelier 322, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)

2007
"Baerformance" (cooking performance with Thomas Mende, Freitagsküche, Frankfurt Main)

2004
"Love For Sale" (solo performance in context of the exhibition "Born in the GDR / Von Osten nach Boston", JP Artmarket, Boston)



group exhibitions (selection)

2014
"New Masters So Far" (Kunsthaus, Dresden)
"geradezu momentan" (exhibition in context of the 250th anniversary of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)
"Kunstlotterie" (Galerie m2a)

2011
"Paws pro toto. II" (presentation in context of the monument protection conference "Kommunizieren – Partizipieren. Neue Wege der Denkmalvermittlung" at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)

2010
"Café Aussig" (Motorenhalle, Dresden)
"Zwischenstand" (Gallery at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts)

2008
"Hotel Vladimir" (Motorenhalle, Dresden)
"20/10" (Heizkraftwerk Mitte, Dresden)

2007
"Produktionsprozesse" (Heizkraftwerk Mitte, Dresden)

2004
"Born In The GDR / Von Osten nach Boston" (JP Artmarket, Boston)



Academical Teaching

2007 - 2014
Technical assistance, organization of teachings, curating assistance, and documentation at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden:

2012 - 2014
for the workshop "Introduction in Chinese Calligraphy"

2007 – 2008
for Prof. Christian Sery



Music

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http://opalism.de/index.php?site=video)

2010
"Gloom Blooms" (musical performance with Heiko Schramm at the exhibition opening of "Farben des Todes", Uniwerk, Pirna)

2009
"Early Bird Special Night" (musical performance with Heiko Schramm, Side Door, Dresden)

2009
"Thee Songs" (musical performance with Heiko Schramm, at the exhibition opening of "Kleine Haie" im Kunstbahnhof, Dresden)

2000 – 2005
freelance interview research and camera for alternative music television "viva 2" (interviews with Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Charles Neville, Dave Davies, Schorsch Kamerun, King Rocko Schamoni, Sven Regener and others)

Since 2000
songwriting for several musical acts (The Radiation Kings, The Venusshells, Martin Rose)