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Born in Basel, Switzerland, I studied at the 'Schule für Gestaltung' before working for the costume and stage props workshops of the 'Basler Stadttheater' (Theatre Basel).

The experience from work on building sites, in a fine mechanics workshop, and as a nurse aid in hospital all have influenced my practice as an artist. In 2001 I moved from Basel to Hull, England, where I now work and live.


COMMISSIONS

2016
> Da Vinci Engineered Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art /
commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival / Hull / UK (link to images)

2013
> Humber Dreams / commissioned by Humber Mouth Literatur Festival 2013 / Hull / UK

2012
> Shoal / commissioned by Artlink on the occasion of their 30th anniversary / Hull / UK

2009
> Sounding commissioned by FringeMK installed at Midsummer Place / Milton Keynes / UK

2007
> Wordscape for: Working towards The Hepworth / Wakefield Art Gallery / Wakefield / UK
> Textbook for: Special Collections / University Gallery Leeds / Leeds / UK - and
> a 3rd edition of Textbook has been commissioned by Manchester Metropolitan University's Special Collections

2006
> Pollen of Words / Central Library / The Humber Mouth / Hull Literature Festival / Hull / UK

2005
> Aire-Wave / Co-ordinates / Saltsmill / Saltaire / UK


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
> Setting Off / RED Gallery / Hull / UK

2015
> Changing Landscapes / KunstRaumRhein / Dornach (near Basel) / CH

2012
> temp-or-al / Artlink's 30th anniversary exhibition / Hull / UK

2010
> Fr-Agile / South Square Gallery / Bradford / UK

2005
> Stringed: Large scale installation / Crescent Arts / Scarborough / UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
> Ferens Open Exhibition / Ferens Art Gallery / Hull / UK
> Perception / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2016
> Da Vinci Engineered Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art
see: Commissions (above)
> TEXTBOOK / Leeds university's Special Collections - Treasures of the Brotherton / Leeds / UK

2014
> Ich sehe was... / Studio event in Berlin, Wedding / DE
Details and images

> Process / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2013
> Wedding - Kunst Pur / Galerie Wedding / Berlin / DE

> Monomania / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2011
> Artificial Light / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2008
> From Book to Book / Leeds Art Gallery / Leeds / UK

2007
> Special Collections / University Gallery Leeds / Leeds / UK
> Fundamentals / an exhibition of invited artists / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2006
> Cupola 15th anniversary / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2005
> Co-ordinates / Saltsmill / Saltaire / UK
> Sculptural Possibilities / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK

2004
> New Visions: The search for identity / Doncaster Museum&Art Gallery / Doncaster / UK
> Sculpture / Crescent Arts / Scarborough / UK

2003
> [54º N] Festival of Contemporary Art (Muscle / Unfolding) / The Warehouse / Hull / UK

1999
> Textile Kulturwochen Freiburg (Permeable Wall) / Herderbau / Freiburg / DE

1998
> Jardins suspendus / Musée du Textile et des Costumes / Wesserling / F


AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2016
> Residency at RED gallery (Hull/UK) to develop and set up three site-specific pieces in response RED's spaces and situation. Link to info and images: Setting Off

2009
> Grant of Arts Council England, Yorkshire, and ...
> Grant of Humber Mouth festival towards Fr-Agile

2008
> Nominated for the Northern Art Prize 2008 (longlist)
> Grant of Arts Council England, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and East Riding of Yorkshire for On Spurn, a research residency for six artists (see also: OnSpurn BLOG)

2004
> Grant of the Arts Council England towards Stringed / Crescent Arts / Scarborough / UK


COLLECTIONS

2007
> Wordscape / The Hepworth / Wakefield / UK (see Events)
> Textbook (1st ed) / Special Collections at Brotherton Library / University of Leeds / Leeds / UK
> Textbook (3rd ed) / Manchester Metropolitan University's Special Collection / Manchester / UK

2007 - 2017
> various private collections throughout Europe



Last update: May 2017