My visual arts practice is mainly photographic but also includes video and urban interventions. I combine a wide range of influences from my background as an artist, urban planner, and sociologist to having lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. I investigate the relationship we have with our environment in urban places and in cultural and natural landscapes. My photographs engage with the socio-political implications of spatial processes by exploring notions of geography, history, race, class, and gender. Even though most of my photographs do not show people directly, they talk about the traces that people have left behind using or passing through these spaces. I am particularly drawn to unusual, derelict, mundane, and often overlooked spaces as these offer a vast area of hidden (local) histories. By exploring these, I offer the viewer insights about spaces they may never visit or simply do not notice.

I draw my inspiration from the immediate places where I live. As I have lived in many different places and settings, from rural to suburban to urban in Germany, England, and the U.S., my projects are international but still very site-specific. My practice is research-based and usually has a strong theoretical foundation, which enables me to place my work not only in an art context but also beyond.



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Artist Statement

My visual arts practice is mainly photographic but also includes video and urban interventions. I combine a wide range of influences from my background as an artist, urban planner, and sociologist to having lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. I investigate the relationship we have with our environment in urban places and in cultural and natural landscapes. My photographs engage with the socio-political implications of spatial processes by exploring notions of geography, history, race, class, and gender. Even though most of my photographs do not show people directly, they talk about the traces that people have left behind using or passing through these spaces. I am particularly drawn to unusual, derelict, mundane, and often overlooked spaces as these offer a vast area of hidden (local) histories. By exploring these, I offer the viewer insights about spaces they may never visit or simply do not notice.

I draw my inspiration from the immediate places where I live. As I have lived in many different places and settings, from rural to suburban to urban in Germany, England, and the U.S., my projects are international but still very site-specific. My practice is research-based and usually has a strong theoretical foundation, which enables me to place my work not only in an art context but also beyond.



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