Education:

  • Trained as printmaker, Wilibrord Haas Studios, Berlin, Germany, 1987
  • Department of Fine Arts, University of Castilla la Mancha, Cuenca, Spain, 1990
  • MA, Painting and Graphics, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, 1993

Before COA

  • 2008-2020.  Professor of Art, Hampshire College, Amherst - USA.
  • 2003.  Visiting Lecturer, College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana (November 2003).
  • 1996-2005.  Lecturer, Cusanuswerk Foundation Bonn-Germany.
  • 1993-1999.  Assistant Professor of Painting and Graphics, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 (Spring) Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH - USA
  • 2014 Research Fellow, Academy of Advanced African Studies Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2010 Awarded Guest Professor, University Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 2008-2010 Studio Scholarship, District Government of Bavaria, Germany.
  • 2007-2008 Copeland Fellowship Award, Amherst College, Amherst,MA USA.
  • 2003 Visiting Artist, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca-Mexico.
  • 1995 BAföG-Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
  • 1992-1993 Meisterschüler [Master Student] of Professor Jürgen Reipka, Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
  • 1992-1993 Scholarship, Cusanuswerk Foundation, Bonn – Germany.

Exhibitions and Performances

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 - Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH - USA ‘:listenings’
  • 2018 - Baustein Building, Holyoke MA - USA ‘remappings’
  • 2015 - Galerie Schloss Mochental, Ehingen Germany
  • 2014 - Georgetown University/Goethe Institute Washington D.C. - USA
  • 2013 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm - Germany
  • 2013 - Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra - Ghana
  • 2010 - Iwalewa Haus, University Bayreuth/Germany.
  • 2010 - Centre Culturelle Française, Pointe-Noir, Rep. Congo.
  • 2009 - Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin
  • 2009 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm - Germany
  • 2007 - Galerie Schrade Karlsruhe (Catalogue).
  • 2006 - Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
  • 2005 - Galerie Michael Gausling, Pähl.-Germany.
  • 2005 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm.
  • 2004 - Kunstverein Museum Schloß Morsbroich,Leverkusen „Afronaut“.
  • 2003 - Goethe-Institut Inter Nations, Accra-Ghana.
  • 2003 - Galerie Huber-Goueffon, Munich.
  • 2003 - Kunstverein Mittelbaden, Offenburg.
  • 2003 - Kunstverein Heidenheim.
  • 2003 - Chamber of Commerce, Würzburg
  • 2002 - Universität Bayreuth, Iwalewa-Haus „Tellerbauminstallation“.
  • 2002 - Galerie Huber-Goueffon, Munich „Kollaborationen“.
  • 2001 - Galerie Huber-Goueffon, München „locker bleiben“.
  • 2000 - Orangerie Draenert, Friedrichshafen „brother beethoven“.
  • 2000 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Berlin.
  • 1999 - ISART Galerie, Munich.
  • 1999 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Berlin
  • 1998 - Galerie Arlette Gimaray, Paris-France.
  • 1998 - Katholische Akademie, Freiburg.
  • 1998 - Galerie Achim Lerche, Kötzting
  • 1997 - Kunstverein Mittelbaden, Offenburg.
  • 1997- Diel AG, Silvaplana-Switzerland.
  • 1995 - Otto Galerie, Munich.
  • 1995 - Atelier Sauren, Eupen-Belgium.
  • 1994 - Galerie Hölzer, Baden-Baden (Catalogue).
  • 1994  Galerie Kunstreich, Munich.
  • 1993 - Galerie Aquaforte, Berlin.
  • 1993 - Haus des Landkreises, Ulm.

Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2016 - Art Dubai, UAE, with Nubuke Foundation Accra, Ghana
  • 2016 - Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, USA ‘Mead Reimagined, Take 2’
  • 2015 - Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Poland ‘After Year Zero’
  • 2013 - Mead Art Museum Amherst College, Amherst, USA
  • 2010 - Fitzgerald Gallery Haverford College, Philadelphia, USA (Catalogue).
  • 2010 - Joburg Art Fair Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 2010 - Art Fair Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 2009 - Hampshire College, Amherst
  • 2008 - Mead Art Museum, Amherst
  • 2008 - Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta
  • 2007 - Kokrobitey Institute, Accra-Ghana
  • 2006 - Kunstverein Mittelbaden, Offenburg.
  • 2006 - Stadtmuseum Wehr, Wehr (Catalogue).
  • 2006 - ARTfare-Karlsruhe / Fritz Winter Atelier, Diessen.
  • 2005 - Villa Kebbel, Schwandorf „attitudes.“
  • 2005 - Galerie Schloß Mochental, Ehingen.
  • 2005 - 2. Subterraneale 2005, Munich.
  • 2005 - Galerie der Stadtsparkasse, Augsburg “Meisterstücke”.
  • 2004 - Galerie Achim Lerche, Kötzting.
  • 2004 - ARTfare-Karlsruhe / Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm.
  • 2004 - Stadtmuseum Wehr, Wehr “Kunst&Diakonie.”
  • 2003 - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo,Oaxaca-Mexiko (Catalogue).
  • 2003 - Artfare-Frankfurt / Galerie Huber-Goueffon Munich.
  • 2003 - Alliance Francais, Kumasi-Ghana.
  • 2003 - Galerie Schloss Mochental, Ehingen.
  • 2003 - Galerie Achim Lerche, Kötzting.
  • 2001 - Galerie Huber-Goueffon, Munich „open end.“
  • 2001 - Städtische Galerie Saulgau „Aus Privatsammlungen.”
  • 2000 - Haus der Kunst, Munich.
  • 2000 - Galerie Schloss Mochental, Ehingen.
  • 2000 - Galerie Achim Lerche, Kötzting.
  • 1999 - Haus 10 Fürstenfeldbruck „Internationales Radiersymposium.“
  • 1999 - Landratsamt, Esslingen.
  • 1999 - Graf Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen.
  • 1999 - Haus der Kunst, Munich.
  • 1999 - Galerie Achim Lerche, Kötzting.
  • 1999- Galerie Huber-Goueffon, Munich.
  • 1998 - Muzej Grada, Rijeka, Croatia .„8 in Movimento.“
  • 1998 - Galerie Tobias Schrade, Berlin “Malaktion.”
  • 1998 - Umjetnicka Galerija, Dubrovnik-Croatia .
  • 1998 - SAP, Waldorf “Junge Künstler” (Catalogue).
  • 1998 - Pallazo dell´Esplanade, Merano-Italy (Catalogue)
  • 1998 - Museum Schloss Bonndorf, Waldshut.
  • 1997 - Rathaus, Oberndorf „Oberschwäbischer Kunstpreis.“
  • 1996 - Otto Galerie, München „Hommage à Willi.“
  • 1996 - 1.Silvaplanaer Kunsttage,Silvaplana-Switzerland.
  • 1996 - Galerie Geiselhart, Reutlingen.

Exhibition Catalogues

Permanent Collections

  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Oaxaca-Mexico / Museo de Cuenca-Spain
  • Museum im Ritterhaus Offenburg-Germany / Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlung-Munich
  • Bayerische Rueckversicherungs AG-Munich / Collection HypoVereinsbank-Munich
  • University Bayreuth, Iwalewa-Haus, Germany / Goethe Institut Accra-Ghana
  • Morat Collection Freiburg-Germany / Collection Diehl Silvaplana-Switzerland.
  • Solomon-Kiefer Collection Philadelphia-USA / Mead Art Museum Amherst College

 

Presentations

Invited Lectures

  • 2019 - Dartmouth College, Hanover USA :listenings
  • 2019 - Haverford College, Philadelphia USA :listenings - new work
  • 2017 - Hampshire College, Amherst USA ‘Feirefiz, reinscribing Africa into richard wagners Parsifal’
  • 2017 - University of Bayreuth, Germany ‘Feirefiz, reinscribing Africa into richard wagners Parsifal’
  • 2017 - University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA The Legacy of Cobra-Symposium “Gruppe SPUR”
  • 2016 - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, “Black Portraitur(s) III: The African Influence”
  • 2015 - Goldsmiths University London, UK
  • 2015 - University of Bayreuth, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth Germany
  • 2015 - Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Poland
  • 2014 - Georgetown University / Goethe Institut Washington D.C.
  • 2013 - Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, Amherst-USA
  • 2012 - Barnard College, New York
  • 2011 - University of California Los Angeles “Arts Council of African Studies Association”
  • 2010 - Iwalewa Haus, University Bayreuth-Germany
  • 2009 - Haverford College, Philadelphia-PA.
  • 2008 - School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • 2008 - University of Arizona, Tucson „Making the Invisible Visible.“
  • 2008 - Mead Art Museum, Amherst.
  • 2007 - Amherst College „Black Student Union.“
  • 2007 - SaNsA International Artist Workshop, Kokrobitey-Ghana.
  • 2006 - University of Massachusetts „Remapping Black Germany.“
  • 2003 - College of Art - Kwame Nkrumah University Kumasi-Ghana.
  • 2003 - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo,Oaxaca-Mexiko
  • 2002 - University Bayreuth, Iwalewa-Haus, Germany.