Biografie / Biography

P1050134

Studio in Finland

 

1944
Born in Oranienburg near Berlin
1963-69
Studies painting at the School of Fine Arts, Berlin.
1973
Establishes a permanent studio in Finland.
1975
Founding member of the international group Systhema.
1982
Fellowship by the Hand-Hollow-Foundation of George Rickey (East Chatham, NY), spends study period in the U.S.
Grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Commission)
Participates in National Gallery’s, Berlin, exhibition Homage to Barnett Newman.
1984
Awarded TetraPak Art Prize. Receives grant from the Foundation for Art, Bonn.
Receives the Prize for Fine Art from the citizens of Mülheim.
1985
Appointed professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
1986
Completes The Medial Section, a 12-part largescale sculpture for the Spring Hill Site Projects, Virginia.
1989
Installs in the Synagogue in Oerlinghausen the environment Hommage á Otto Freundlich.
1990
Participates in Ambiente Berlin at the Venice Biennale.
1993
Elected Member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.
1994
Work period in New York City. Creates in cooperation with Katsuhito Nishikawa the Walk in sculpture for the Art Cologne.
1997
Farben sind Taten des Lichts (Colours are deeds of light), an installation with works on paper in the St. Petri church in Ystad, Sweden.
Participates in the L.A. International Biennial, Los Angeles.
2003
Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou.
2007
Visiting Artist at the Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Lives and works in Berlin and Finland.

 

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