1964 born in Bochum, grew up in Krefeld
1983-90 studied art history and philosophy at Ruhr-University, Bochum
seit 1990 lives and works as artist and author in Bochum
2017 Lecturer at Universität zu Köln, Institute for art and art theory
2016 Hegel-Hooliganism at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (comissioned by AkafOE)
2014 Conception & organisation of Reflect und Fry, series of events towards the balance between high
and every-day culture in Kunstmuseum Mülheim (within RuhrKunstSzene)
since 2013 Lecturer at Evangelische Hochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe in Bochum
2013 Chairing a Goethe-Guerilla-Workshop in Budapest, comissioned by Goethe-Institut Ungarn
2012 Chairing Goethe-Guerilla-Workshops in Krakau and Vilnius, comissioned by Goethe-Instituts Poland and Lithuania
2011 Founding of Situational Wasteland Museum / Situatives Brachland Museum (with Steffen Schlichter)
2010 Founding of Schamp-Wendland-Machine (with musician Volker Wendland)
2009 Lecturer at Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Architecture (Fine Arts Departement)
2008 Comissioned by Kunstmuseum Bochum participation in bilateral Curators Exchange Programme
Germany-Southafrica, two-month stay in Southafrica with workplace in National Gallery, Capetown
Conception & organisation of Reflect und Fry, series of events towards the balance between high
and every-day culture in Kunstmuseum Bochum (within Der Mythos-Grill)
Conception and organisation of Beauty Farm, international performance and video art, comissioned
by Neue Kunst im Hagenbucher, Heilbronn, funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, (with Steffen Schlichter)
2006 Conception & organisation of und es bewegt sich doch – extended, public art part of the exhibition und es
bewegt sich doch, Kunstmuseum Bochum
2005 Conception & organisation of Mönchengladbacher Mömenta, international Performance-weekend in public
space, comissioned by MG-Citymanagement
2003 Lecturer at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Art in public space and New artistic strategies
2000-04 Monthly publication of a Bad Hiding Place in satirical magazine Titanic
1999 Founding of 'We are the Picture'-Movement
1998 Planning and organisation of the symposium Artists as organisers II / on organising prozesses as intrinsically
creative challenges; to what degree may these be defined as 'material' in the artistic sense? in
Künstlerhaus Dortmund (with An Seebach)
1998 Start of the series Bad Hiding-Places
1997 Founding of Mythos-Grill
1995-96 Idea & conception of Der Helix-Hochbau, series of 14 expanded-art events in Kunsthaus Essen, organisation with
Claudia Heinrich, Karl-Heinz Mauermann, Christian Paulsen
1991-96 Editor of NON(+)ULTRA, Magazine for syntactic Confusion
1991 Founding of Office for syntactic Confusion
1990-93 Founding member of Men-of-Letters-Combo Woyzecks in Casablanca
awards, grants, residencies
2017 Artist in residence, Künstlerhaus Edenkoben, awarded by the land Rheinland-Pfalz
2011 Grant for Communication of Art, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2011 Grant for Participatory Art of DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (with Gilbert Geister)
2009-10 Working grant, awarded by Filmstiftung NRW (for radio-drama Die Invasion der Inversen)
2008 Artist in residence, Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop, awarded by the land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
2007 Artist in residence, Stadtmühle Willisau (Switzerland)
2006 Transfer-Residency, awarded by the land of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), two-month stay in Istanbul (Turkey)
2004 Artist in residence, Künstlerhaus Kloster Cismar, awarded by the land Schleswig-Holstein
2001-02 Bursary Kunstkäfig (art-cage) of Sutter-Company, Essen
2000 Artist in residence, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (Egland)
1998 Artist in residence, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
1998 Prize for process-organisation (in art), awarded by Kunstseminar Freie Hochschule Metzingen
1993 Young art in ruhr area – W.-Zimolong-Competition, special prize awarded by Gladbeck towncouncil