about ME

born in Germany, working in LINZ/Austria and online around the globe, living in Cologne/Germany

re-thinking creativity worldwide

former high school teacher for art and social sciences in Germany

professor/chair in Art Ed since 2015 at the University of Art and Design Linz

teaching with passion educating for life

still learning.

award winning teacher

like German Youth Photography, Kinder zum Olymp!, Goethe Institut Rome/Italy, ...

member (2015-2019) of

the Senate of the University of Art and Design Linz

chairperson of the Committee of the Curriculum of the University of Art and Design Linz

member (2015-2020) of

the Employee Committee of the University of Art and Design Linz

member (since 2020) of

Committee of the Curriculum Cluster OÖ


BDK (Germany), DGfE (Germany), DHV (Germany),  w/k (Germany), and ComFor (Germany)

talk to me in

German, English, Spanish, Italian, even French if I have to, just a bit of Japanese/日本語, Portuguese & Greek/Ἑλληνικά  🙂



(July) co-editor with Nicole Berner about "open limits - check values: values of bildung and value formation in art education. transdisciplinary drafts and results of a bilateral online lecture series." (in progress)

(June) SEMP academic exchange: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


editor of "on the wall, in the display case?! international approaches how to curate comics in the context of education and museums" (with the support of Barbara M. Eggert)


scholar of Toepfer Foundation - Lehren-Dachprogramm 2020

erasmus mobility: University of Stockholm/Schweden


editor of "Causa didactica. Professionalism in Art/Education as an issue"

editor of "narrations in art education. reflections on the presence and the past of art class as a graphic novel" (Nextcomic Festival Linz)


NAEA Member Exhibition: juried artwork "Büdsche" with Damian Zimmermann at NAEA Studio & Gallery Alexandria/VA, USA

erasmus mobility: University of the Arts London/Great Britain

editor of "university/art in transit"


erasmus mobility: University of Lapland - Lapin Yliopisto/Finland

editor of "art education and inclusive education"

2013 - 2015 delegated lecturer at the University of Siegen (Germany), Department Education


DAAD post-doc scholar at SUNY Buffalo State College, Department Art Education and German School Washington D.C. (USA)

trainee Goethe Institut Los Angeles (USA)


doctoral thesis about "art education and the public" at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Georg Peez

scholarship by the Wilhelm Hahn and Erben-Foundation

2007 - 2012 high school teacher (IB level) for art (like studio arts, photography, multimedia, ceramics) and social sciences

lecturer at the University of Cologne, University of Essen-Duisburg, University of Paderborn (Germany)