1961            born in Datteln/NRW, lives in Düsseldorf

1980-90       studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf with Prof. Karl Bobek and Prof. David


1985            Degree:  Meisterschüler

1997-99      Teaching position at the University of Wuppertal

2000-01      Teaching position at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld

2001            Professorship for "Moving Images and Photography" at the Niederrhein University of 

                    Applied Sciences, Krefeld


Grants and awards

2016 –18     Artist in Residence, Kunstmuseen Salzburg

2010            Kunststiftung NRW, Publikationsförderung des Buches URBAN STAGE

2008            Special Grant at the 13th Marler Video Art Prize

2004            Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2000            Artist in residence, C-Line Projects, Finland

                    Grant at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne awarded by the 9th Marler Video Art Prize

1999            Project Grant at the ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

1996/97       Villa Massimo Scholarship, Rom

1995            New York Scholarship awarded by the Ernst-Poensgen-Foundation

1994            Grant from the Ministry for Culture NRW in cooperation with the Goethe Institute,

                    Genoa Grant for an Projekt in Istanbul awarded by Ilford

1992            Travel Scholarship to Israel awarded by the city of Düsseldorf

1989            Travel Scholarship to Italy awarded by the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen,