*1987 in Lindenfels, Germany
2017 'Absolventin/Meisterschülerin' Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Germany
2014 – 2017 Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Germany
2012 – 2014 Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Prof. Axel Kasseböhmer, Germany
2008 – 2012 B.A. Visual Communications, University Pforzheim, Germany
2018 Katalog- / Debütantenförderung des BBK Nürnberg Mittelfranken
2018 Zweiter Platz des FERCHAU-Kunstwettbewerbs ART OF ENGINEERING
2018 Stipendium "Junge Kunst" der Staff Stiftung und der Alten Hansestadt Lemgo, Germany
2017 Projektstipendium der Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung
2017 Artist Residency, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland
2015 Winner Art for Art Trailer Competition, Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Kunstvereine, exground filmfest 28, Germany
2018 'Axis' Apartment der Kunst/ Apartment of Art (AoA), Munich, Germany
2018 'Interplay' Museum für Zeitgenössische Skulptur, Orońsko, Poland
2018 'Mein neues Ich' – VKunst / aktuelle Strömungen der Videokunst, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2017 'YOU ARE IN MY WAVE' curated by Lene Harbo Pedersen & Jörg Koopmann, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich, Germany
2017 'AUFTAKT' Schafhof – European House of Art in Upper Bavaria, Freising, Germany (solo)
2017 + 2016 'BENDER UND SCHWINN PROJEKT I + II' curated by Katharina Schwinn, gallery Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2016 'PULSE' gallery Størpunkt, Munich, Germany (solo)
2016 'IDENTITY' main hail of the historical train station Starnberg, Germany
2015 annual exhibition Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany
2015 'DEPLACED' Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany
LfA Förderbank Bayern, Munich, Germany
In my art I am particularly intrigued by the physiological, psychological as well as social factors of our existence. Trough the media of drawing, sound and video I try to describe and capture the essence of the living.
In my work, I predominantly engage with the media of sound. By means of kinetic sound sculptures and –installations, I seek to express both vitality/vibrancy and transience of life.
My objects seem to be lifeless at first, but then I give them a heartbeat and through this bring them to life. By having designed them in a way that allows them to drum from their inside, my installations start moving or rather dancing to their individual own tunes – a piece of sound / music that was especially composed for them. I compose the drum pieces to fit the objects’ bodies and forms.
As suddenly as a drum piece can convey the vitality of a form through the beginning of its play, it may equally come to a sudden end once it falls silent. The objects swing out lightly until they completely stop moving. For me, hearing a piece of music was always connected on the one hand to life and on the other hand to death. What we hear and experience in one moment, can be gone in the next. The time that passes is made clear to us through the beginning of sound and its fading.
I am particularly fascinated with the ability of sound and music to emotionally touch nearly all human beings. Sound can be moving in the truest sense of the word. Music has the power to intuitively set the human body and its motor functions in motion. In this light, we may sudden- ly feel the sheer desire to dance, or on a long and exhausting hike the mere recalling of a melody, or rhythm can help to keep on walking more lightly. Beat can be a genuine activator.
In my work, I seek to trace and convey different forms that are capable of expressing life, transience, emotion and human movement by means of sound.