lives and works in Cologne, Germany

2022 postproduction of “Paddled Pandemic Paradise”
2022 birth of our son Nael Anis
2022 graduated with special mention, KHM Cologne
since 2019 voluntary board member of International Womans Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne
since 2018 research assistant of Frans Vogelaar, exmedia KHM Cologne
2017 – 2022 postgraduate studies, KHM Cologne
2017 workstay in Neutral-Moresnet
2014 – 2017 member or board member of self organized project spaces in Dortmund: Künstlerhaus Dortmund and Projektraum Fotografie
2016 workstay in Cape Town
since 2016 cooperations with Theater Ensemble and artist group Transnational Ensemble Labsa
2015 workstay in New York City
2011-2012 Meisterschuelerin of Doerte Eissfeldt, University of Art, Braunschweig, DE
2004-2009 Diploma Fine Arts, University of Art, Braunschweig, DE classes of Hannes Boehringer (Art Philosophy), Prof. Doerte Eissfeldt (photography and film), Dr. Viola Vahrson (Art Theory), Guy Ben-Ner (Performance), Christoph Schlingensief (Performance / Video)
2008-2010 several workstays in Istanbul, Turkey
2008-2009 Teaching “Creative Writing” with Katharina Dörr and Prof. Hannes Böhringer
2007 visiting student at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, HU

awards
2020 Faxen nominated for Init Competition, EMAF European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück
2019/2020 “Faxen” rated “highly recommended” from the German film evaluation board
2020 Faxen nominated for German Competition, International Shortfilmweek Regensburg
2019 Audience Award, “Faxen”, Shortfilmfestival KFFK, Köln
2018 2. prize, Blicke Filmfestival
2016 nomination for Young Talent art prize in Media Art, Film and Performance, Ministry of Culture NRW, Germany
2015 nomination for Young Talent art prize in Film, Ministry of Culture NRW, Germany
2015 special mention, portfolio viewing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
2013 1.prize, DEW21 award
2012 2. prize, Paula Modersohn-Becker award
2011 1.prize for best installation, 21. International Videofestival Bochum

grants
2022/2023 grant Kunststiftung NRW
2017 Ruhr Residence GO. IKF program NRW
2016 Artist in Residence, Culture Vultures, Morocco
2015 Artist in Residence at La Fragua, Spain
2013 nomination for Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff grant
2013 nomination for Follow Fluxus, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, DE
2012 studio grant, Depot, Dortmund, DE
2011 Artist in Residence at Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, Seydisfjoerdur, Iceland

lectures
2013 Carpet Lecture, Grandhotel Abgrund, Hamburg, DE
2011 Artist Talk, Skaftfell Center, Iceland, IC
2011 About carpets and craziness, Dresdner Teppichabend, Museum for Ethnography, Dresden, DE

exhibitions | filmfestivals | performances

2020
> “Faxen”, International Short Film festival Istanbul, Turkey (F)
> “Laetitia’s Song”, International Womans Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne (F)
> EMAF Init Award, European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück (F)
> “Faxen”, German Competition, Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
> “Faxen”, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

2019
> “Faxen”, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen
> “Faxen”, Sprachspiele, Filmforum NRW, Köln
> “Faxen”, KFFK Kurzfilmfestival Köln
> “Faxen”, 36. Kasseler Dokfestival
> “Twin Towers”, FOTODOKS – Festival für aktuelle Dokumentarfotografie, München
> “Faxen”, Third Space, Ruhrtriennale Bochum
> “Sonne auf Erden”, Kölner Literaturnacht
> “Sonne auf Erden”, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Haus der Poesie, Berlin
> “Faxen”, NRW Wettbewerb, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
> “Faxen”, International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund
> “s.o.n.” podcast + “Home”, H a l f f l o o r Festival, Stockholm, SE
> live radio reading of “Der heilige Bernhard”, otic Radio at Kölner Kongress 2019, Deutschlandfunk

2018
> “Faxen”, blicke. filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum
> “Signs of Inequality”, Gallery of the Art Department, Olsztyn PL (G)
> “Sun on Earth”, Zebra Poetry Film Festival Münster
> Screening & discussion “Faxen”, Jail Gelsenkirchen
> “Auswärts”, Museum Kloster Bentlage
> “Der heilige Bernhard”, Anthology KURZE
> participating at On Kawara ONE MILLION YEARS, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

2017
> workshop and screening, femail prison Gelsenkirchen
> “Neutral Territory” Lecture Performance, Studio Stage Ruhr Residence, Kunstmuseum Bochum
> “It’s so sad the giraffe is dead” live, Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2016
> “It’s so sad the giraffe is dead”, Filmvorführung mit Performance, WDR Funkhaus, Vergabe des European Sound Art Awards
> Marler Videoart Award 2016, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
> It is so sad the giraffe is dead, film screening with live music, Maschinenhaus Essen (E)
> Car Care, Rencontres Internationales, Paris
> “It’s so sad the giraffe is dead”, blicke. filmfestival, Bochum
> Car Care, International Womans Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne

2015
Butter, Cars and a chanson, Combo, Cordoba
E.1027, International Womans Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne
Portfolio Viewing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

2014
If you see them or not mountains are there, Museum for Art and Art History, Dortmund (s/c)
Dortmunder Export, Kunstverein Haus8, Kiel (g)
Things you discover yourself, Museum for contemporary Art, Leipzig (g)

2013
installation, blicke filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets
DEW21 art award, museum for art and art history, Dortmund (g)
Ausnahmezustand, Artist Residence Dortmund (g/c)
Das Naturschoene, Grandhotel Abgrund, Hamburg (g)
Kinder des Ortes, Dortmund (g/c)
KIW, Berlin (g)
ikono on air festival, Berlin
Heute kein Plenum, 267 Quartierefor contemporary art and photography, Braunschweig (g/c)
Keiner fehlt immer, HBK Braunschweig (g)
Home at International Womans Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne
Only art can break your heart, Performance, Plateau 28, Dortmund
Monoton, mhh Kestnerschau, Hannover (g/c)

2012
We are Karen Eliot, BBK, Cologne
DREAMLAND, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf
Paula Modersohn-Becker award, Große Kunstschau, Worpswede (g/c)
Cairo. Open City Testimonies from an ongoing Revolution, Townhouse Gallery Cairo and Museum for Photography, Braunschweig (g)

2011
Tapdance Performance, Seydisfjoerdur Iceland
Localize Filmfestival Potsdam
competition for Media Art, Fidena Bochum
competition International Videofestival Bochum

2010
Loses Kontingent von Welt, museum for photography Braunschweig, (g/c)

2009
winning a way. the truth is more complicated than an apricot, University of Art Braunschweig
Laziness, Kunstverein Wolfsburg (g/c)
Restseg, Ponton Gallery, Budapest, HU (g)

2008
Language is a virus from outer space, HBK Braunschweig (g/c)

2007
KEK, Contemporary Architure Center Budapest, HU (g)
Beyond the line, HBK Braunschweig, (g/c)

2005/2006/2007
Performances in public space, Wien, Helmstedt, Strassbourg, Budapest

g = groupshow
s = soloshow
c = cataloge