Backstage in Havana, 2019 ( I am in the middle)

Hello and welcome,

I am a freelance Artist (Master of Fine Arts) and since 2019 P.hD. student at Kwame Nkrumah University Kumasi, Ghana, as well as research candidate at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, Belgium. I was born in Germany in 1984 and work internationally on my projects.

With a focus on photography, I use various media such as audio, video, textiles and text. Essential fields of my practice and theory based work are: Sexuality and taboos, longings and isolation. I am particularly interested in the interweaving of women’s images and social norms. To what extent are we the woman of our self, or the fulfilment of social expectations? After all, I am fascinated by how the female body can be used as an instrument of power.

Since 2013, I am involved in international artistic research on sex work, that is informed by the close long-term collaboration with my protagonists. This research has been based in Brussels, Athens and Paris. Since 2017, I have expanded this project to Accra, Ghana.

Since 2019, I became part of  TIME-LABS: Cuba Photography Missions, a research project in Havana, Cuba, supported by VLIR-UOS Belgium and in collaboration with European and Cuban photographers and the Instituto Superior de Arte Havana.
Germany +49 172 5444470

Ghana +233  26 789 2237

I am happy for inspiration, collaborations with various disciplines or any other inquiry.
If you wish to purchase one of my analog c- prints in limited edition, please send me a request.

*1984 in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
Since 2019 P.hD. candidate at the Kwame Nkrumah University Kumasi, GH
Since 2018 Research student at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, BE
2014 Master of Fine Arts/Photography at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, BE
2012 Diploma in Visual Communications at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, DE
2007 Study abroad at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Lyon, F
2004 Assistant for the fashion photographer Iris Brosch, Paris, F

Awards and Nominations
2019 Nominated for the ING UNSEEN TALENT AWARD 2019
2018 Selected for the .tiff Talent 2018 by the Fotomuseum Antwerpen
2018 Selected for the “Ones to Watch 2018” by the British Journal of Photography
2018 Scholarship holder at Rudolf Augstein foundation
2018 Finalist of the Life Framer Award , judged by Alison Morley
2017 Finalist of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Awards 2017
2017 Winner of the 2018 Organ Vida International Photography Festival Solo Exhibition within the PHM Women Photographers Grant
2017 Nominee at the 2017 Photogrvphers Grant
2017 Honorable mention at Life Framer Award, selected by par Katerina Stathopoulou – curator at MoMA, New York.
2017 Scholarship holder at VG Bildkunst
2014 „I‘ve Never Been Big Sick“ was nominated for the Horlait Dapsens Foundation Award
2013 2nd winner of the Opus Fotografiepreis

2019/11 UNSEEN AMSTERDAM ING Unseen Talent Award
2019/06 FUMU Antwerp, tiff talents, opening 28 June
2019/04 FESITVAL CIRCULATION(S), at Centquatre Paris until July 21st
2018/08 Galerie MELIKE BILIR, solo exhibition, Hamburg, DE
2018/09 Organ Vida International Photography Festival, solo Exhibition, Zagreb, HRV
2018/03 Klompching Gallery NYC LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards, NYC
2018/02 BIP Biennale de l’image possible, Luik, Belgium
2017/12 This Art Fair Amsterdam2017/11 Photo Vogue Festival Milan, IT
2017/03 PORTRAITS Hellerau Photography Award, Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden, DE
2017/05 Boutographies – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, F
2016/11 ARTSCAPE, Louxembourg, House 17, LUX
2016/04 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Centralstation Darmstadt, DE
2016/03 Galerie magazin, Therezin, CZE
2015/09 Encontros Da Imagem Photofestival, Braga, PT
2014/11 CBK Amsterdam, curated by Bob Konsten, Bougie Art Foundation, NL
2014/11 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Lange Zaal, BE
2014/08 Villanova Festival, Antwerp, BE
2014/03 Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, DE
2013/09 Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, Tuchfabrik Trier, Trier, DE
2013/07 Opus Fotografiepreis, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern, DE
2013/05 2. winner of the Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, HBK Saarbrücken, Galerie der HBKsaar, DE
2012/12 Galerie LINDA, Hamburg, DE
2012/11 Benita-Quadflieg-Stiftung, Hamburg, DE
2012/06 „Romantik 2.0“, Magdeburg, DE
2010 “scheinbar sichtbar”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, DE
2009 “Exposition Art Contemporain Art Step”, Lyon, F
2007 “bird’s opening”, Klasse Jitka Hanzlová, Kunsthaus Hamburg, DE