Selected Exhibitions



Group Show
Museum Schloss Mitsuko | Thürkow (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

September 30 October 31, 2023

Tayōna Fūkei | ink and watercolor on Japanese kozo paper

Alongside works of 17 other artists from Japan and Germany, a selection of ten colorized ink drawings from the series Tayōna Fūkei will be on display in the group show Paperworks, curated by Ralph Tepel, director of Museum Schloss Mitsuko in Thürkow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Opening: September 30, 2023.



Solo Show
Kulturkirche St. Jakobi | Stralsund

May 19 – July 30, 2023 & October 10 October 25, 2023

Dance of the Dead | oil on canvas

Questions and Answers and To Perish and To Connect | oil on canvas

Incognito | oil on canvas | Photo: Janet Lindemann

As their main exhibition of 2023, Kulturkirche St. Jakobi Stralsund this year is showing Totentanz, the complete cycle of works, consisting of more than 40 paintings and 16 sculptures. With more than 12,000 visitors during the first part of the exhibition (until July 30), it attracts quite a few art enthusiasts from all over the country – and beyond.


Portrait I

Group Show
Galerie Tammen | Berlin

June 6 – July 8, 2023

The Open and Paths in Different | oil on canvas

Seven artists – seven positions: Portrait I at Berlin's Galerie Tammen showed a plethora of approaches to the classical subject of portrait. Gallery owner Werner Tammen carefully selected eleven paintings (oil on canvas, oil on paper) of the PortLand cycle of works – which stood in interesting contrast to the predominantly figurative works of the other artists in the show.

Limits of PortLand

Solo Show
Musee Dezentral | Metaverse

October 15 – 31, 2022

Warriors of the Future I – III and Planet B | oil on canvas

For two weeks in October 2022, Musee Dezentral was hosting an exhibition of a curated selection of the series Limits of PortLand – abstract and multi-layered paintings, depicting imagined landscapes and their future inhabitants. Thus, a momentary, yet timeless glimpse of l'avenir, shown in a place that itself appears to come from the future.

A Matter of Touch

Group Show. Curated by Jurriaan Benschop
Torstrasse 111 | Berlin

July 17 – August 2, 2020

Closeness and Musing | oil on canvas | Photo: Eric Tschernow

Paintings from USA and Europe
Touch is an important aspect of painting. The temperaments of the artists in this exhibition can
be felt through the way they have worked and touched the canvas, be it with a firm, decisive brushstroke, a light touch to create transparency, or the sanding off of layers to create flatness or roughness. A whole range of sensibilities can be stored in a painting, speaking to us even before we identify what is actually depicted.

With Nikos Aslanidis (Thessaloniki),)Thomas Brüggemann (Berlin), Michelle Jezierski (Berlin), Joseph Kameen (Aiken), Kiki Kolympari (Athens), Adrienne Elyse Meyers (Chicago), Grit Richter (Hamburg), Rubica von Streng (Berlin)

Taking Root

Group Show. Curated by Jurriaan Benschop
KIT – Kunst im Tunnel | Düsseldorf
November 2, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Am I Elefant and Crib Crab | oil on canvas | Photo: Ivo Faber

Am I Elefant, Crib Crab and Bothered | oil on canvas | Photo: Ivo Faber

In a world full of conflicting interests and beliefs, how do artists root themselves? Where do they find their sense of direction? These questions underlie the exhibition Taking Root. The assumption is that the eleven artists presented here did find some roots. They have developed a focus in their practice and in their interests, and that is what gives their work depth.

For a tree, life without roots is not possible. It needs a stronghold, right underneath, in order to grow and stay firm, to endure storm and thunder. A young tree can bend, has resilience, but it can only do so because it has already grown some roots. One can assume that, similarly, human beings find some “nutrition” in the place where they grow up. Yet, it is not the only place where this happens. Artists can pick their roots, collect them on their way through life, or search for them in places where they are not yet familiar. After all, humans are mobile beings. And for humans, roots are not just a matter of physical circumstances; they can reside in thoughts, memories, and traditions.


Taking Root brings together the work of eleven artists. Some of these artists grew up close to nature; for others, the city has been their natural environment. Some of them are young artists, who in recent years have finished their master’s degrees and have just started their own studio practices. Others have been working for decades already, and have had more options to develop their roots. Together, the participants span two generations of contem-porary artists. Most of them come from Europe, but in terms of landscape and cultural climate, their backgrounds are diverse. One is from the USA, which is itself a country with many roots in Europe. In these days of divisive politics, it is good to discover that  connections are still tight, even though they might move underground.

Jurriaan Benschop


With Nikos Aslanidis, Maria Capelo, Béatrice Dreux, Eiko Gröschl, Nona Inescu, Ida Lindgren, Catherine Mulligan, Katrina Neiburga, Liesbeth Piena, Natascha Schmitten, Rubica von Streng

List of Ongoing and Past Exhibitions


2023 | Totentanz | Kulturkirche St. Jakobi Stralsund | more

2023 | Portrait I | Galerie Tammen | more


2022/2023 | außer sich - inner ich II | Inselgalerie Berlin | more

2022 | Limits of PortLand | Musee Dezentral | more

2022 | Offshore Show | Haus der Kunst München | more

2022 | Limits of PortLand | Berlitt Castle, Open Ateliers Brandenburg


2021 | An End to Jealousy | Berlitt Castle, Open Ateliers Brandenburg


2020 | A Room Of Her Own II | Anahita Contemporary | more

2020 | A Matter Of Touch | Kunst- und Projekthaus Torstrasse 111 | more

2020 | PArt | Online Exhibition | Producers Art Platform | more

2020 | Online Exhibition May 2020 | Galerie U 108


2019/2020 | Taking Root | KIT Kunst im Tunnel | Kunsthalle Düsseldorf | more


2018 | Meisterschüler Ausstellung | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK   


2017 | Inside Out | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK 

2017 | Blick hinter die Kulissen | Rathausgalerie am Schloss Brühl | Max-Ernst-Stipendium


2016 | Inner Vision | Universität der Künste Berlin UDK

2015 | Young Positions | Galerie Pankow | more


Works in Collections


Spiegelberger Stiftung