During the last decade I have been working intensely in the United States, mostly in New York. My projects are mostly developed in a strong dialogue with the surrounding. Particularly challenging I find spaces and sites, which are neglected by public attention. During the last years my research focused more on the ephemeral quality of the processes of decay and the formation of close-up movement like foam or fog. 2005 I realized the installation cloud machine for the former orangery of the castle Rheda-Wiedenbrück and the site-specific permanent installation undine inside a river in Lippstadt, both works emphasize the duality of form and non-form, appearance and disappearance differently. Many of my projects focus on the transitional character of vapor, fluids and movement. Experience is based on the window of reality, which each individual is able to perceive. To enhance the awareness and reflection of the present moment/time, movement and space are the central goals of my work. In the sense of Benjamin’s ‘Passagen’ the individual movement should resonate in the concrete space around the person as much as the inner space of imagination will be stimulated. My installations often serve as research field of the ambiguity of movement and stillness in the context of architecture.
Artist Bio / CV
Education: 1991 MFA, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 1989 – 92 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 1988 Diploma, Kassel Univ.1986 – 1988 Gerrit-Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 1983 – 86 Univ. Kassel and HdK, Berlin
Awards/Residencies: 2008/09 Freund Fellowship/Washington Univ. & Saint Louis Art Mus. 2006 DaimlerChrysler grant/Casa di Goethe, Rome 2005 IRCA, Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan 2004 Villa Triunfo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/grant Kunststiftung NRW 2003 Grant Cultural Ministry NRW 2002 Vordemberge award, Cologne; Smack Mellon Studios, NY 2001 Art Omi, Ghent; The Bemis Center, Omaha 2000 ISCP, NY 1997 award, GWK, Münster 1992 AIR Bratislava,Pépinières européenes grant.
solo exhibitions (selected)
2009 “Currents 103”, Saint Louis Art Museum 2008 Plane Space, NY; Casa di Goethe, Rome 2007 Gal. Rebecca Container, Genua 2005 Gal.Aube, Kyoto; “undine”, Lippstadt, Germany/permanent; Plane Space, NY; Orangery/Schloss Rheda-Wiedenbrück; Nassauischer KV, Wiesbaden 2003 Plane Space, NY; Goethe-Inst., Salvador-Bahia; Mus. di Arte Sacra, Belém, Brazil 2001 “BrückenMusik VII”, Deutzer Brücke, Cologne ; KV, Recklinghausen 2000 Kentler Intern. Drawing Space, NY; North Utstillingssted, Copenhagen 1999 Goethe-Institut, NY; Chinati Found., Marfa 1997 Gal. Patricia Dorfann, Paris
group exhibitions (selected)
2007 “Rolli contemporanei”, Pal. Marini di Croce, Genoa 2006 “Westfälische Kulturarbeit”, Westf. Landesmus., Münster “overtures – am wasser“, Gasteig, Munich 2004 “First International Lodz Biennale. The critics choice“, Lodz, Poland; “Die Werft“, Gal. Münsterland, Emsdetten 2003 “A River Half Empty“, The Aldrich Museum 2002 “Looking in“, LMCC, NY “12 Views“, The Drawing Center, NY; “Photoimage“, Goethe Inst., NY; “Stadt Landschaft Fluss“, Neuer KV Aschaffenburg 2000 “Trajectories“ Smack Mellon, NY; “Riverside“, Norwich Gal., U; “still living” Smart, Amsterdam