2008                MA in Art Education, University of the Arts, Zurich, CH
1998                Certificate Fulltime Student General Studies, ICP (International Center of Photography) NYC, USA        

1989 - 1992    University of Zurich, Switzerland; History of Art, Philosophy and Social Studies
1989                Certificate in Fine Arts, F+F, School of Visual Arts, Zurich, CH

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2020       Museum Bickel, KlimaInfarkt, Walenstadt, CH

               14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Barcelona E

2019       MOB-ART studio, European Month of Photography, EMOP, Luxembourg
                Kabinett Visarte, Frisch, Zurich, CH
                nano Raum für Kunst, SPEKTRUM, Zurich, CH

                Glasgow Gallery of Photography, CRUTHACHAD, Glasgow, GB
2018       Les Boutograpies Photofestival, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, F
                Klompching Gallery , Screening Rencontres d‘Arles, Lensculture Emergin Talent Award, NYC, USA
                LoosenArt, Alteration, Millepiani Rom,
2017       67P, solo show,  Artroom R57, Zurich, CH
                Semblance, Refraction Gallery, Milwaukee, WC, USA
2016       International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, GE
                Artbox.Project, Miami, USA    
2015       Prix Photo 2015, Sotheby‘s, BAT, Zürich
                A World Beyond, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HO
2014       Insight-Out, Postarcadia, solo show,  Hongkong Arts Center HKAC, Hongkong, RC
                international photography annual INPHA 3, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti Ohio, USA
                Insight-Out, Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland
                Emerging Focus, Competition & Exposition, Barcelona, E, LA, USA
                Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, NYC, USA    
2013       Metro Panorama Project, King County Metro, Seattle USA
                Rare Earth, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct.,VT, USA
                Stories, Memories, Histories, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA
                Exposure 2013, See/ Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, USA

2012       PWP International Open Call exhibition, .NO Gallery, NYC, USA
                Photography Open Salon Arles, Galerie Huit,  CHINA HOUSE & Alliance Française de Penang, Malaysia
                Technology, Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA
                Renaissance Photography Prize 2012, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2011       Sony World Photography Festival, Winners Show, London, New York, Sao Paolo, Shanghai                               

                Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Arles, F
                Top 40 Juried Exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA
                Simulacrum, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
                SELECTION 2011, Photoforum PasquArt, Bienne, CH
2010       Kaunas Fotofestival, Kaunas, Lituania
                Art of Photography Show, San Diego, USA
                Fotosommer Stuttgart, Baden-Wüttenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, D    
2009       Selection, Swiss Photo Award, ewz, Zurich, CH
2005       Artist Files Presentation, Artist Space, NYC, USA
2000       Grant Exhibition, Helmhaus Museum, Zurich, CH
1999       Curator’s Digest, Helmhaus Museum, Zurich, CH
1995       O.T., solo show, Kunstkeller, Bern, CH
                When Techno Turns to Sound of Poetry, Kunstwerke, Berlin, D, and Shedhalle, Zurich, CH    


2019       Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin #21 & Sonderheft, DE

                Mois de la Photo Européen, catalog, LUX
2018       Best of LensCulture Photobook Volume II, USA   
                Les Boutographies Edition 2018, catalog, F
                Artrooms Fair, catalog, GB
2013       Darkroom Gallery, Rare Earth, catalog, USA
                Square Magazine, Issue January 2013, USA
                One Life, Photobook of the Year, USA
2011       International Photography Award, IPA, annual book
                Visual Overture, Fall Issue, USA
                Sony World Photography Awards, London / Catalog                                   

                Galerie Huit,  Arles, France / Catalog
                LACDA, Los Angeles, USA / Catalog
2010       Fotosommer Stuttgart, Baden-Wüttenbergischer Kunstverein, DE / Catalog    
                Art of Photography, San Diego USA / Catalog    
2009       Swiss Photo Award, ewz selection, Zurich, CH / Catalog      


2020       Shortlisted BarTur Photo Award

2019       Finalist Hopper Prize 2019 (
2018       Lensculture Emerging Talent Award
2012       First Place in the Nature Category in PWP’s International Women’s Juried Exhibition& Honorable Mention in PWP’s 36th Anniversary call for entry
                Shortlisted for Renaissance Photography Prize 2012
                Honorable Mention IPA , category Fine Art
2011       Sony World Photography Award Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year
                International Photography Award IPA, 2nd place in Fine Art - Landscape category
2009        Swiss Photo Awards, Nominee 1st place, category Fine Arts
1999        STEO Foundation Project Fund, CH

1995        Pro Helvetia, Project Fund, CH

1994        Cassinelli-Vogel Foundation,Project Fund, CH


2020        Art Collection City of Zurich, CH
2013        City of Dietikon, CH

2010        Art Collection, Canton Zurich, CH

2001        Bank Julius Bär, CH    
2009        Art Collection, Canton Zurich, CH
2000        Bank Julius Bär, CH  
private collectors in Europe and USA


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