In January I moved into my new studio on Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg. If you havn’t seen it yet you should come by for a visit in the new year!
OPENING NEW STUDIO
February – Opening of my beautiful new studio on Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg.
SOLO SHOW AT 3 PUNTS GALLERY
March – successful 2nd solo exhibiton at 3 Punts Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN
In May I was part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin with my solo show at 3 Punts Gallery. It was a weekend with a never ending flow of visitors.
OPEN AIR GALLERY
In Mai I joint the Open Air Gallery on the Oberbaumbridge again, which is always a lot of fun. This year we had 40.000 visitors in one day.
ART LOVES NEW YORK
May – participating at the Art Love New York exhibition/fair with the ArtLounge Gallery from Beirut, Lebanon.
AFFICHISTS – POETRY OF THE METROPLOTAN
One of my absolute hightlights this year was visiting the exhibition “Affichists – Poetry of the Metropolitan” at the Schirn Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. It is a show about the 5 artists who were the pioneers of poster collage/decollage in the fifties and sixties.
NIGEL KENNEDY VIDEO SHOOT
In July I had a film team of 10-15 people in my studio who shot a video for Nigel Kennedys new album.
OPEN STUDIOS IN JULY
Here a little video, if you like:
BREAD AND BUTTER
In August I collaborated with the Bread & Butter in Berlin. The exhibitionspace for that was the old Tempelhof Airport with its massive entrance hall and the long corridors that I used to present my work.
In September and October I was invited for the 2nd time to an arttists residency in Turkey for 4 weeks – to the international Yalova Biennali, that was followed by a group exhibition of the paticipating artists in Istanbul and Yalova. On the photo you can see my “studio”.
EXHIBITION AT THE PAPER MUSEUM IN YALOVA
At the end of the artists residency in Turkey we had a big group exhibition at the Paper Museum. For 4 weeks 30 international artists worked for that show.
10 YEAR JUBILEE
In october I was celebrating my 10 year exhibition anniversary with friends, family and some of my very loyal collectors. The Café Berio war the perfect location for a party like that with prosecco, snacks and DJ.
HOTEL DE ROME IN BERLIN
Since november I am showing some works at Hotel de Rome in Berlin. Next year we are planning to have a little receiption, but the end of this year it was just too busy.
SOLO-SHOW LOEFFEL GALLERY
For month I was preparing my solo exhibition solo exhibition at Loeffel Gallery in Basel and I have to admit it was totally worth it. The Gallerist wanted to have only new works – many many new works. Beginning of December I finally drove down to Switzerland with a transporter and 45 art pieces from the last two years. On December 4th we had the big opening. The exhibition is running until January 4th, if you want to drop by.
ARTIST RESIDENCY ICELAND
At the moment I am i Iceland at the Fresh Winds Festival in Gardur. It is an artists residency and I will be living and working here with 50 international Artists for 5-6 weeks. At the end we will have a groupexhibition, that will be spread over the whole area. If everything will work out as planned, I will be presenting my work at the old lighthouse which is the landmark of Gardur.
More of this coming soon in another blog post.
And now I want to thank all the people, who helped and supported me this past year. The biggest thank you goes to my phantastic assistent Britt J. Heinker, who rocks my professional life since April. She gives me space to be able to work at the studio again instead of spending most of my time in front of the computer doing reserch and acquisitions – you are my hero! Also I thank Tobias Molitor for his always very sponatanious help, Ulrike Stolte for the artistic exchange, Michael Stoll for the nice work atmosphere and building my frames, Michael Behrens for the unspoken motivation, my parents for the always very positive position towards my art, Rob und Alex for their friendship… and of course all my collectors and buyers, who make it possible for me to actually live of my art – THANK YOU!
AND NOW: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!