photo copyright: Hannele Kolsio, RaumArs A-i-R, Rauma Finland, 2017. 
photo copyright: Hannele Kolsio, RaumArs A-i-R, Rauma Finland, 2017. 

I work as an artist of photography, film and time-based media, as an university lecturer, in cultural education and within artistic and design research. In 2019  I  completed my PhD within artistic research at the University of Art  Linz. Since then, my creative work has been characterized by artistic research methods and techniques.


I realised my first works in visual media during my directing studies 1999-2005 at the HFF „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg in the class of Helke Misselwitz. My graduation film little miss perfect (20 min co-production RBB) was awarded with distinction. I then spent some time in Tokyo, Japan, to improve my filmic language. The stays between 2005 and 2007 were financed by DAAD scholarships. In Tokyo, I first experimented in the focus of cinematography and turned to documentary photography in my artistic practice after trainee positions at Rinko Kawauchi and Magnum Photos Tokyo. I specialised in photographic art in postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London from 2007 to 2008. My final project anywhere and nowhere (2008) was awarded the jury prize (Hideki Nakajima) by Chika little more gallery and bccks publishing house Tokyo. At the end of my studies I also won the  Pyramid Award  from the Universities of the Arts London, the prize money from which enabled me to start my own business with the project silent neighbours. Since then I have been working as a freelance photographic artist. I live in Munich, Sarrebruck and Berlin.


I spent artist-in-residencies to realise my artistic works in Salzburg (2014), in Finland in the places Joutsa (2015), Kilpisjärvi (2016) and Rauma (2017), as well as in Marseille (2016), Sapporo (2016), Reyjkjavik (2018),  Riga (2022) or at Weißwasser in the Upper Lusatia (2023). My works can be seen in the Samaritaine Collection Paris, as well as in the collection of the Hanseatic City of Stendal. My work is shown nationally and internationally in exhibitions and at festivals, like  in 2022 at the lAbiRynT Festival, Slubice, Poland/ Frankfurt (Oder) or at the FotoFest Kaiserslautern.


From 2014 to 2019 I specialised in photo-film projections in public space during my Ph.D. studies at the Linz University of Art. For my  PhD I was  artistically exploring the relation of time, space and the self through participatory photography. I have been curating participatory photographic actions since 2009. As a  Pyramid Award Photography London winner, I managed from 2009 to 2019 the mobile photo booth silent neighbors, a participatory installation for intercultural exchange on everyday identities, with the support of the Goethe-Institut in Shanghai and the German Embassy in Reykjavik, among others. From 2020 to 2021, commissioned by Galerie la chambre Strasbourg, I co-curated  and  led the Franco-German photo group of Correspondances photographiques as part of the European-funded cross-border photo dialogues of the Diptyk series . In collaboration with cities and municipalities, I work creatively and researchingly on the relationship between people and urban space, most recently in Weißwasser (Upper Lusatia) in August 2023. I regularly present my photographic research work at conferences on  artistic research, such as Photomedia at Aalto University in Helsinki in 2022 and 2024.


In 2022 I was appointed to the German Society for Photography. I am a member of the Society for Artistic Research and the Saloon Network of Berlin Women Artists. I have been teaching at colleges and universities since 2005. In 2022 I received the Baden-Württemberg certificate for university didactics from the GHD. 


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