CV

Education

Ph.D.   (cand.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
M.A.     in Visual and Critical Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
M.F.A.  in Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art & Design, Chicago, IL, USA
B.F.A    in Studio Arts, University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Cert.     in Professional Photographic Practice, London College of Communication, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022  Neue Kunstwerke der Graphothek Berlin, Berlin, DE
2022  Die Neuen 2021, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, DE
2021   Schwarzweiß – Weißschwarz, BEGE Galerien, Ulm, DE
2021   Fressen, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, DE
2020  Begegnungen, Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf, Berlin, DE
2018   Reminiscence, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, CA
2017   Flatfiles, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2017   Crystal Carpet, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
2017   The Conditions of Production, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens, GR
2017   Hangar Artistic Research Center, Climbing Vines on a Random Wall, Lisbon, PT
2016   The Particular Poetics of Things, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2016   Institutional Garbage, Sector 2337. Chicago, IL, USA
2016   Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Finalist Sculpture. Venice, IT
2016   New Materiality, The Project Space, The Banff Centre. Banff, CA
2015   Aqua Art Miami, ArtSlant Prize 2015, 2nd Prize. Miami, FL, USA
2015   Front & Center, Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, IL, USA
2015   ACERBUNUNDRUM, Ballroom Projects. Chicago, IL, USA
2015   Ground Floor, Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery (HPAC). Chicago, IL, USA
2014   DOUBLE CHERRY, Threewalls. Chicago, IL, USA
2014   How To Disappear, Paul Watkins Gallery. Winona, MN, USA
2013   12 Theses, Mana Contemporary. Chicago, USA
2013   Erasure, University of Wisconsin. La Crosse, WI, USA
2013   Leftovers, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
2013   A strange house in my voice, Gallery 400. Chicago,IL, USA
2010   Shadows, SCA Contemporary Art & Artlab. Albuquerque, NM, USA
2007   Musen—Modelle—Malerlegenden— von Renoir bis Warhol. Rechberghausen, DE
2006   Ménage à deux, Elvira Bach und Tina Tahir, Kunstkabinett. Regensburg, DE
2004   Floral, Galerie Viaux. Hamburg, DE
2004   Europäische Kunst in der SüdWest Kurve, Badischer Kunstverein. Karlsruhe, DE

Solo exhibitions

2017   Editions – Selected Works, Galerie am Dom, Wetzlar, DE
2016   Botany of Desire, Gallery 2, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
2014   Tapestries, BEGE Galerien. Ulm, DE
2012   Galerie Domberger, Editionen Tina Tahir. Stuttgart, DE
2010   Entfernung- Distance/Erasure, John Sommers Gallery. Albuquerque, NM, USA
2005   Drawn to Photography,BEGE Galerien Ulm, DE
2003   Fotografie-Illustration, BEGE Galerien Ulm, DE

Artist books & publications

2019   Floral, SNOW lit rev 7, spring 2019, London, UK, pp. 98-102
2016   On Hold. Never Completed. Visions, Field Trip/Field Notes/Field Guide
2015   The Poetics of Destruction—A Visual Compendium of Ruins and Trümmerfloren (ruin flowers)
2015   39 Future Memories
2014   Footnotes on a Conscious Act of Erasure
2014   Missed Connections, Canon, “felix,” issue no. 7, P 26-31

Talks & Lectures

2017
Artist Talk, “research and production”, Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, PT
2015
Paper Presentation, “Does Not Seem Likely: The Poetics of Destruction—A Visual Compendium of
Ruins and Trümmerfloren.” Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies George H. Roeder Symposium,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2013
Artist Talk, “Erasure.” University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse
Gallery Talk, “Beauty represents an artificial, imaginary conquering of death that allows life to continue.”
Gallery 400, Chicago
Artist Talk, “Interactive, Virtual Wallpapers, and Other Responsive Surfaces,” Mutual Interpretation:
A Theoretical Discussion Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowships & Grants

2015
Field Trip/Field Notes/Field Guide, Intercollegiate,Transdisciplinary Consortium (U of C, UIC, SAIC)
George H. Roeder Fellowship, Visual and Critical Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
City of Chicago’s DCASE, Individual Artists Program (IAP) Creative Projects Grant Award, Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center Program, Chicago
2014
Foundation for Contemporary Arts New York, emergency grant, New York
The Islamic Geometric Pattern Design Conference Istanbul Design Center, Konya and Istanbul, TR

Residencies

2018
Arquetopia, Puebla, MX
2017
Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, PT
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
2016
Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin, DE
BAiR, The Banff Centre, Banff, CA