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> Born in Leipzig, Saxony, in 1955; has lived in Berlin since 1976.
> 1976-1981 Studied archaeology and art history at Humboldt Universität in Berlin. Took diploma.
> 1981-1984 Secretary of the Central Work Group of Young Artists with the Central Committee of the GDR Artists’ League.
> 1984 Dismissed. Forbidden to work.
> 1984-1990 Freelance critic and exhibition curator in Berlin and eastern Europe. Edited books on artists, music cassettes and records in URSUS PRESS, unauthorised private publishers.
> 1990 Worked occasionally with galleries. Co-founded Galerie Vier in Berlin.
> From 1991 Project Director at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin and co-editor of BE magazine.
> 1994 Co-founder of Brandensburg Kunstverein Potsdam e. V. and deputy chairman until 2003.
> From 2000 also managing director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH.
> Since 2003 member of the board of directors of Berlin Photography Festival e.V.
> 2005 Awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
> 2006 Reviewer at FotoFest Houston, Texas, and FotoFest Beijing.
> Member of the editorial council of EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY.
> Member of the Fine Art / Exhibitions Council at the Goethe Institute, Munich.
> Member of the Arts Council of the Federal State of Berlin.

Family: widowed, two children

Numerous articles published in exhibition catalogues and the specialist press. Most recent publication:
New German Painting Remix, Prestel Verlag, Munich/London/New York, 2006

Subject-area focus: contemporary art (organising exhibitions and art criticism)

Subject-area focus: contemporary art (organising exhibitions and art criticism)
2nd Sculpture Biennale in Münsterland, 2001 (with catalogue)
Moscow/Berlin 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2003 (with catalogue)
Moscow/Berlin 1950-2000, Moscow, 2004 (with catalogue)
Urbane Realitäten. Fokus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2005 (with catalogue)
Painting as presence (with Pablo Alonso, Daniela Brahm, Markus Draper, Sven Drühl, Markus Eek, Robert Lucander, John Körner, Dominik Lejman, Frank Nitsche, Anselm Reyle), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2006