Biography

 

 

Born 1966, Witten, Germany

Lives and works in London

 

 

Education

1990-1992 

Royal College of Art, London, MFA in Photography

1989-1990 

City University, London, MA in Arts & Education

1988-1989

New York University, New York

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

People Places Propositions, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Dance (All Night, Paris), Herrenhausen Kunstfestspiele, Hannover, Germany

Twelve, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

2015

Twelve, Peckham Platform, London and Castlefield, Manchester, UK

Twelve, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

The Gift, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

11/18, fig-2, ICA, London, UK

2014

The Hall, Its All About the River Festival, Plymouth, UK

Tracer, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK

2013

Tracer, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

Leap after The Great Ecstasy, Carslaw St*Lukes, London, UK

2012

The Continuous Still, Toronto Photography Festival, New commission, Toronto, Canada

Videoart at Midnight, Screening, Babylon Cinema, Berlin, Germany

2011

Leap after The Great Ecstasy, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Gathering, Fabrica, Brighton, UK

Dance (All Night, Paris), Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

2010

Celebration (Cyprus Street), The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2009

Celebration Studio, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Street Program, London, UK

2008

May happiness knock you over, Brighton Museum, UK

2007

Shave, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Shave, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Security, Goff + Rosenthal, New York, USA

Shave, Fred (Leipzig), Spinnerei Gelaende, Leipzig, Germany

2006

Security, Fred (London), UK

Moscow Girls und andere Geschichten, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2005

Stories from Russia, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK

2004

Moscow Girls, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

2003

Love is a stranger, Leicester City Art Gallery, UK

2002

Cornerhouse Manchester, UK

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA

Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Focalpoint Gallery, Southend, UK

University of Illinois Art Gallery, USA

2001    

just one kiss?, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Fotogalerie in der Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany

2000 

Intimate Distance, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales

1999

look at you loving me, Poster Project, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA

1998

OUT, Poster Project, South Kensington,  London, UK

look at you loving me, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Aesthetica Film Festival, York, UK

Marl Media Arts Award, Museum Marl, Germany

‘WORK, REST AND PLAY - British Photography from the 1960s to today’, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Xiamen, China

Changing City – Shifting Spaces, Videonale, Centre for Contemporary Art CCA, Lagos

La Ville au Corps, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

2015

Essex Road II, Tintype Gallery, London

Festival of the Unconscious, Freud Museum, London, UK

‘WORK, REST AND PLAY - British Photography from the 1960s to today’, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, touring to Mingsheng Arts Museum, Shanghai and K11 Foundation in Wuhan

A Light Shines in the Darkness, Film and Video Umbrella touring exhibition, UK

Group Therapy, FACT, Liverpool, UK

Walking Sculpture, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, USA

2014

The Rhythm is…, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

In the Heat of the Night, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany

Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton UK

Walk On, Plymouth Art Center and Peninsula Arts, UK

UHF42, Apexart Project at Wattan TV, Ramllah, Palestine

Dance like nobody’s watching, Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

MOCAK, Video Art Review, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland

Walk on, mac, Birmingham, UK

Tracer in Welde Art Award, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany

2013

When the Grid goes Soft, MOT, London, UK

STILL, Solent Gallery, Southampton, UK

Video Dumbo, New York, USA

Videonale 14, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Filmweek, Galerie Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

Walk on, Pittshanger Manor Museum, London, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and Aberdeen Art Gallery

2012

Celebration (Cyrus Street): Canary Wharf Screening, Film and Video Umbrella/Art on the Underground, London UK

The Gathering, EMAF, Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany

Situations, MAC/VAL Musee d’art contemporaine, Paris, France

Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales, UK (Winner of Oriel Davies Award)

Play it again, Sam, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

2011

Wunder, Museum Deichtorhallen, Hambug, Germany

No Neutral Ground, Deutsche Botschaft, London, UK

Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

East End Film Festival, London, UK

Coming of Age, Great North Musum: Hancock, Newcastle, UK

Sex Drive, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA

2010

Tape Modern, Tape Club, Berlin, Germany

Journeys with no return, A Foundation, London, UK

Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London, England

Emporte Moi/Sweep me off my feet, MacVal, Musee d’Art Contemporaine, Paris, France

Do you see me, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany, part of the NextOne Festival, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Journeys with no return, Kurt Kurt, Berlin, Germany

Moving Portraits, Womad Artists Film Screening, UK

IMPAKT, Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lets Dance, MacVal, Musee d’Art Contemporaine, Paris, France

Another Face: Works from the Arts Council Collection, Hatton Art Gallery, Newcastle University, UK

Dimensions in British Contemporary Art, Touring Show, British Council Centres, India

Re-location, Gallery Chelouche, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009

Kiss, Theatre de Chatelet, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

Journeys with no return, Akbank Istanbul, collatoral event of the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

Neighbours, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Thessaloniki Biennale 2: Art In Times Of Uncertainty, Thessaloniki, Greece

Insomniac Promenades, Sleeping/Dreaming in contemporary art, Petach-Tikva Museum, Israel

2008

Three Colours White, Rohkunstbau, Program Galerie, Warsaw, Poland

Vollendete Zukunft, Galerie Paterre, Berlin, Germany

El cuerpo (con) sentido. Una representación visual, Centro de Historia, Zaragoza, Spain

Menschen und Orte, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Uprising, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia (Sydney Biennale programme)

Insomniac Promenades, Sleeping/Dreaming in contemporary art, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

2007

Global Feminisms, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, Mass, USA

My Vision, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany

A question of Gesture, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and  Compton Verney, Warwickshire

New Forest Pavilion, 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Art of Growing Old, Ar/ge Kunst Bozen and Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Italy/Austria

1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Australian Museum of Photography, Sydney, Australia

Global Feminisms, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2006

Portraits - The view behind the mask, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany

Territories of Freedom, Moscow Centre For the Arts, Russia

1+1=3: Collaborations in Recent British Portraiture, Fotofreo Festival of Photography, Australiia

Anstoss Berlin, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany

Summertime, Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

Animalcity, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Rohkunstbau: Three Colours- Blue, Schloss Gross Leuthen, Brandenburg, Germany

URP!, Ministry of Culture, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

A question of Gesture, Leipzig Opera, Germany

2005

First Moscow Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Art Digital, M’Ars Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Detroit International Film + Video Festival, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA

After Dark, Film + Video Festival, Custard Factory, Birmingham

Anonyme Portraits, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria

2004

Polaroids, 39 Gallery, London, UK

Naked, The Academy of the West of England, Bristol, UK

moving images, tank.tv, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Arte et Naturaleza, Jardin Botanico, Bogota, Colombia

Under 5s, Video programme, 39 Gallery, London, UK

2003

Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Boston, USA

Furtive Gaze, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Bid, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA

Of Bodies and other Things. German Photography in the 20th Century, City Gallery, Prague, Chech Republic/Deutsches Museum, Berlin/ House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

East Wing, Courtauld Institute, London, UK

2002

Intimacy, The Russel Coates Museum & Art Gallery, Bournmouth, UK

Odalisque, Mafuji Gallery, London, UK

Sensitive Skin, Performance Festival, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Welde Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Germany

Frauen, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria

St James Group Ltd Photography Prize, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK

Over Time, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

2001

Something happened, Hasselblad Centre, Goteburg, Sweden

Don’t go to work, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Love me/Love me, Galerie La Peripherie, Paris, France

Video Umbrella, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, UK

2000 

The Insanity Benefit, Vilma Gold, London, UK

Mommy Dearest, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

Fusion, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London, UK

Crossing Place, Bucknell Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1998

The Whitechapel Open, London, UK

The Ugly Show, Leeds Metropolitan Museum + touring, UK

The Century of the Body, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal & Musee de l'Elysee, Switzerland

Spaete Freiheiten, Historisches Museum Bielefeld & Siemens Kulturforum, Munich, Germany

1997

Caren Golden Gallery, New York, USA

 

 

Awards, Prizes and Residencies

2016

Nominated for Paul Hamlyn Award

Nominated for Jarman Award

2015

Nominated for Jarman Award

2012

Winner Oriel Davies Award

2010

Nominated for Jarman Award

Nominated for the Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize

2009

British Council Residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2007

Goethe Institute (Mexico) Production Grant

2005

British Council Travel Award

2004

Arts Coucil of England Grant

2003

Goethe Institute (Colombia) Residency

2002

Welde Kunstpreis, Germany

2001

ifa, Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen

2000

MacDowell Fellowship, USA

1999

British Council Award (Grants to Artists Scheme)

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award

1997   

Arts for everyone Award, through the Arts Council of England

1992    

Chesterton Award

Fuji Award

 

 

Selected Public Collections

FMAC, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Arts Council Collection, UK

Brooklyn Museum, New York. USA

Bucknell Art Gallery Collection, USA

DG Bank Collection, Germany

Mead Collection, Warwickshire University , UK

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA

Staedtische Gallery Wolfsburg, Germany

Unilever Collection, UK

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