Born in Hanover, lives and works in Berlin

EDUCATION

2010-2012:
Masters Degree in Fine Art (MFA), Tokyo University of the Arts, class of Professor Hirotoshi Sakaguchi

2009-2010:
Research Student at Tokyo University of the Arts

1999-2006:
Diploma Degree in Fine Art, HBK Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Art), professors Bogomir Ecker, Shimabuku, Simon Fisher Turner, Lienhard von Monkiewitsch and Friedemann von Stockhausen

SHOWS

2016:
“Hässliche Kopien”, Kommunale Galerie Berlin
“Cachet de la poste faisant foi”, Hippocrène Foundation, Villa Mallet-Stevens, Paris

2015:
“3 Tage Kunst”, Kommunale Galerie Berlin

2013:
“Transmissions”, AIRPLANE Gallery, New York, and 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2012:
“Transit”, Operation Table (QMAC), Kitakyushu, Japan
Graduation Works Exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts

2011:
“The Color of Future” (performance), Turner Gallery, Tokyo
“Esprit”, GTS Project, Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo
Yuna Ogino “Phenomena” (performance), Koshinkan, Mizuho-machi, Japan

2010:
“Transformation”, Tokyo University of the Arts
“Ecru, White, Eggshell, Stone” (performance), SILS@WOLFART, Rotterdam
“Die Kurve” (performance), DAAD / German Cultural Center, Tokyo

2009:
Yotaro Niwa “Aru toki mado no sumi he, tabun sore kara koshido no haigo, kagami no haimen he” (performance), Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennal: “Kokusetsu Dynamo Art Project”, Senda, Japan

2008:
“Plastic Supreme”, Happenstudio, Berlin
“Grosse Oper in Kisten”, Stadtmühle Willisau, Switzerland

2007:
“Work Fiction”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
“NordWestKunst 07”, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

2006:
“Suspended”, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori, Japan
“Freiraum”, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne

2005:
Diploma Exhibition, HBK Braunschweig
“Stany / Conditions”, Sfinks, Sopot, Poland

GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS

2016-:
Berlin Studio Program (BBK)

2008-2012:
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (Monbukagakusho)

2008-2010:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship

2008:
studio residency grant, Albert Koechlin Foundation (AKS) at Stadtmühle Willisau, Switzerland

2006:
artist in residence program, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori, Japan

2004:
ERASMUS Scholarship, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych, Wroclaw, Poland

PUBLICATIONS, PRESS

“Das Haus”
Michaela Seliger, Signe Theill, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, 2016
76 Seiten, 21 x 14.5 cm

“The Catalogue of Graduation Works Exhibitions 2012”
Tokyo University of the Arts, 2012
278 pages, 29.7 x 21.1 cm

“ConqueringSnow Dynamo Art Project 2009”
Kosuke Ikeda, Ritsuko Taho Lab, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2010
88 pages, 26.0 x 21.1 cm, CD-ROM

“Mirko Martin / Michael Schmeichel. Die Preisträger der NORDWESTKUNST 07”
Viola Weigel, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, 2008
48 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 cm, ISBN: 978-3-930510-48-1

“WORK FICTION – Visionen der Arbeit in Kunst, Film und Populärkultur”
Justin Hoffmann, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
KEHRER Verlag Heidelberg, 2007
72 pages, 22.4 x 15.6 cm, ISBN: 978-3-939583-70-7

“SUSPENDED – Artist in Residence Program 2006/ Autumn”
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre AIR Program Committee, 2007
96 pages, 25.7 x 16.7 cm

Esquire Magazine Japan (MAR. 2007 Vol.21 No.3)
Special Report “Japanese Museums 45”

ACx2 – Magazine for Document & Critic (March 2007 No.8)
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre