I see my work as a documentation of what it means to be human, with a particular interest in the spoken word and how what we say shapes the social environment in which we live. Preferring to not limit myself to any particular theme - nor to any particular medium - I would say that what ties my work together is a “tone” of irony and playfulness, as I reflect on various socially-critical themes that I am personally confronted with.
Born 1974 in Queenstown, South Africa
Lives and works in Berlin
1993 Study of English literature and psychology, Rhodes University, South Africa.
1994-1998 Study of social sciences, group psychology and sociology, University of Cape Town.
1999-2000 Honours study of behavioural psychology, University of South Africa.
2006-2011 Study of fine art at HfBK Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
sunshine in, kakkipoeffies out, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main.
Street lamp for an inferiority complex, site-specific installation, Nassauische Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
There's no place like home (or at least some place that resembles it), Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden.
Group exhibitions (selection)
It’s a kind of magic, Het Pavilion, Ghent
first exhibition, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main.
Glory Hole, LLS center for contemporary art, Antwerp.
Artists against AIDS, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn.
The function of drawing, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main.
Been Out, Boheme Precaire und 2010lab.tv collaboration, in Dortmund
Melanchotopia, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
Festival des Beaux Arts, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
New Frankfurt Internationals, Stories and Stages, Frankfurter Kunstverein.
Facebook, The Drawing Lab, London.
Otpechatki, Triennale, Petrozavodsk, Russia.
Delbrück Bethmann-Maffay prize for outstanding achievement at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main
Fogo Island Arts, artist in residence in 2014