Curriculum Vitae

  • 1971 Born in Munich, Germany, has been based in Berlin since 1999, yet also travels extensively for her work.


  • 1999-2000 Complementary Studies of Communication Design, University of Art, Berlin-Weissensee, Germany

  • 1993-1999 Graduated in Photography and Media, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany, Diploma (Dipl.Des.)

  • 1997 Studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Faculty of Photography, Australia

  • 1992-1993 Studied Psychology, University of Trier, Germany

Business and artistic career (grants and awards)

  • 2016 Artist in Residence, Goethe Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, India

  • 2015 Felix-Schoeller-Award, Naming

  • 2014 bengaloREsidency, Goethe Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, India

  • 2014 Freelens Foundation, Hamburg: Project Funding Myanmar

  • 2014 Artist in Residence, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar

  • 2013 VG Bild-Kunst, Collecting Society for Visual Arts, Bonn: Grant Myanmar

  • 2010 ifa, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart: Project Funding Vietnam

  • 2008 ‘Descubrimientos PhotoEspana08’, Complejo el Aguila, Madrid, Espana

  • since 2006 Member of the agency for photos and reportages, laif

  • 2001 Honorable Mention, Aenne Biermann Prize for Contemporary German Photography

  • 2000 Honorable Mention, Reinhart Wolf Award

  • since 1999 Freelance Photographer regularly completing assignments for leading magazines, agencies and companies, mainly in the fields of travel, documentary and portraiture.


  • 2016 Workshop at the 19th International Dresdner Sommeracademy for Visual Arts

  • since 2015 Professor for Photography and Moving Image (HMKW Berlin)

  • 2014 Workshops ‘Subjective Photography: What Does Democracy Mean From Your Point of View?’, Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar

  • 2009 Workshop at Winter Academy 4: ‘Lets say I!’, Theatre at the Parkaue, State Theatre for Children and Young People in Berlin and House of Theatre Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009 Workshop at Pottfiction, Camp 1, ‘The World Outside My Front Door’. Ruhr 2010, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • since 2007 part-time Lecturer for Photography at BEST-Sabel Design College, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 ‘Freezing frames of Chala’, streetexhibition, Thiruvananthapuram, India

  • 2016 ‘Family comes first’, Townhall Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016 ‘Myanmar´s driving force’, Tempelhof Museum, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016 ‘Wildfang’, Berolina Gallery, Townhall Mitte, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015 ‘Wildfang’, Jugendamt Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014 ‘Heimat - Que Huong’, Alabama, Sir, F/Stop Festival, Leipzig, Germany

  • 2012 ‘Heimat - Que Huong’, Vietnamese German Cultural Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam, presented by the German Embassy in Vietnam, with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • 2012 ‘Heimat - Que Huong’, Museum Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

  • 2012 ‘Heimat - Que Huong’, Showroom of the Days of Photography
    at the House of Literature, Darmstadt, Germany

  • 2011 ‘Heimat - Que Huong’, book launch, ifa-Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • 2002 ‘Transition’, Goethe Institute, Belgrade, Serbia

  • 1999 Diploma Exhibition, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2017 ‘Show your darlings II: Darkness’, Atelier Sabine Wild, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016 ‘Faculty exhibition Summer Academy for Fine Arts’, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany

  • 2016 ‘VIS Á VIS’, Art Photography by Nora Bibel and Julia Gaisbacher, Bautzner 69, Dresden, Germany

  • 2015 ‘Wiesbadener Fototage’, SV Insurance, Wiesbaden, Germany

  • 2015 ‘frei sehen’, Gallery Tempelhof Museum, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014 ‘Family comes first’, 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India

  • 2014 ‘Messages’, 6th European Month of Photography, Strahler, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014 ‘Democracy?’, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar

  • 2014 ‘Art Exhibition 3+1’, Goethe Institute, Yangon, Myanmar

  • 2013 ‘Dozenten Expo’, Best Sabel, Berlin, Germany

  • 2012 ‘The View of the Other’, 5th European Month of Photography, Artificial Image, Berlin, Germany

  • 2010 ‘Trien lam anh’, An Dinh Palace, Hué, Vietnam

  • 2009 ‘Childhood Stories’, white-BOX Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • 2008 ‘Salt’, Art Gallery Villa Kobe, Halle, Germany

  • 2008 ‘The Assumption of Values’, 3rd European Month of Photography, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 ‘The Assumption of Values’, Art Gallery Bocholt, Germany

  • 2006 ‘Club Photography’, Gruner&Jahr, Hamburg and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006 ‘Days of Photography’, Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

  • 2006 ‘Big Art Show’, Art Gallery Villa Kobe, Halle, Germany

  • 2006 ‘Kaunas Photo Days 06’, Lithuania

  • 2006 ‘2nd European Month of Photography’, GOLAB, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006 ‘Floating Series’, Schalter, Berlin, Germany

  • 2002 ‘East of 30 degrees east’, Photo Forum, Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2002 ‘Ive met Kylie’, America House, Bielefeld, Germany

  • 2001 ‘Platform for New Photography’, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany

  • 2001 ‘Aenne Biermann Prize’, Museum for Applied Arts Gera, Germany

  • 2001 ‘Fascination Technology’, [k3] at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2000 ‘Reinhart Wolf Award’, Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2000 ‘New Photography in Berlin, Photography Now’, Berlin and Pixelpark, Cologne, Germany

  • 1998 ‘Pictures of Salzwedel’, group show, Jenny Marx Museum, Salzwedel, Germany

  • 1997 ‘underexposure’, group show, RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


  • Heimat - Que Huong (Homeland) with an essay by Dr. Ingo Schöningh and Kristina Stang, Kerber, 2011; ISBN: 978-3-86678-625-7

  • Im Horizont des Unendlichen with an essay by Kai Ehlers, selfpublished, 1999;

Art Publications

  • 2017 Darkness, Atelier Sabine Wild, Berlin (catalogue)

  • 2015 Wiesbadener Fototage, heimat X, Photowork e.V., Wiesbaden (catalogue)

  • 2014 bangaloREsidency, Bangalore, India (catalogue)

  • 2014 frei sehen, entwerter/oder, Uwe Warnke Publisher, Berlin

  • 2014 6th European Month of Photography, Kehrer, Heidelberg Berlin (catalogue)

  • 2014 Get lucky!, f/stop Festival, Leipzig

  • 2012 Peoplealbum 02, seltmann & söhne, Lüdenscheid

  • 2012 The View Of The Other, Michael Maria Mџller, ©-editions (catalogue)

  • 2011 PHOTONEWS Newspaper for Photography, Denis Brudna, Hamburg, Nr 11/11

  • 2010 An Dinh – Hue`s Hidden Pearl, Federal Foreign Office of Germany (book)

  • 2009 Busted, pH PowerHouse Magazine, Issue 5, New York (magazine)

  • 2008 Descubrimientos PHE, PhotoEspana, Madrid (catalogue)

  • 2006 Self Perception – Stepping into the Picture, Days of Photography Darmstadt e.V., Darmstadt (catalogue)

  • 2006 Big Art Show Halle (Saale), Kunst Halle e.V., Halle (Saale) (catalogue)

  • 2006 berliner 11, values, Berlin (magazine)

  • 2004 selected views No.6, Bensheim (catalogue)

  • 2004 berliner 06, wall to wall, Berlin (magazine)

  • 2003 Übersee 3, Summertime, Die Gestalten Publishing House, Berlin (magazine)

  • 2003 berliner 04, home, berliner, Berlin (magazine)

  • 2001 places to go, people to see, Die Gestalten Publishing House, Berlin (book)

Clients (magazines and companies)

  • AD, ADAC, Amica, Amt für Statistik, Annabelle, Allegra, Federal Foreign Office, Axel Springer SE, Bauer Media Group, Beck Verlag, Berliner, Bertelsmann, BKK, Bombardier Transportation, Botanical Garden Berlin, Brigitte, Federal Ministry, Busted, Chrismon, DB Mobil, Degewo, Deutsche Krebshilfe, Die Gestalten Verlag, Die Zeit, Emotion, Evonik Industries, EY, Financial Times Magazine, Glamour, Goethe Institute, GQ, Gruner&Jahr, HBMW, Healthy Living, Hoffmann and Campe Verlag, Hypovereinsbank, Impulse, KircherBurkhardt, Madame, Marie Claire, Maxi, MBB Industries, McKinsey, Mercedes, MINI International, Neon, Profil, Redaktion 4, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Runner´s World, Scholz&Friends, Siemens, Solitaire, Sonnenhof, Stern, Spiegel, SZ, T-Systems, Uhthoff & Zarniko, Vattenfall, VBG, vivento, VI Systems, Vogue, WDV, Wintershall, Woman, Wunderman, 11 Freundinnen, u.a.