Gallery: world in a room, Berlin 2016
Phototrienalle Hamburg, Designexport 2015
Deichtorhallen Haus der Photographie, Hamburg 2016
MAGNIT (ongoing since 2011)
The long-term photography project „Magnit“ explores five places of hope and desire for a new spiritual era in western Siberia. „Gulag“ and „Exile“ were synonyms for Siberia for many years. Today people are talking in Russia, especially in esoteric and spiritual societies, about Siberia as magical place on earth which entails: „duhovny magnity“ or „mesta syli“ which means energetic and spiritual enchanted or healing places that attract people who are seeking for a spiritual or mystic experience. The sacred places are mostly located in the nature which are connected with legends, mythology or prophecies, mostly related to mystical lakes, rivers, forest or holy mountains. Some spiritual leaders created on their own visions in those places which contain beliefs about the new ark in Siberia and hope for the world if the Third World War and catastrophes will come over the world in the future. The people who decided to live there are dreaming of a future society and new spiritual culture.
20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union the utopia becomes real today in diverse spiritual movements and communities in Siberia. The seekers use esoteric teachings, spiritual and healing practices or follow religion movements like esoteric Orthodoxy, Theosophy, Sufism, Shamanism, Buddhism or Syncretism, where diverse philosophies and religious teachings get combined to one philosophy of life.
I focus on the phenomenon of the new desire and dream in today’s Siberia, and search for symbols, metaphors and allegories to reflect the state of mind and the atmosphere. Closeness and distance are basic conditions of this work. The journey takes thousand of kilometers to get from one place to another and facing my own experience and my anthropological interests.
Part of the photography series is an experimental six minute shortfilm, which take an atmospheric, fragmental and overlaping journey to the magical places with the transsiberian rail.
3rd International Photography Biennale Beijing, (CHN) 2018
Unterholz, Leipzig (DE) 2018
Just another photofestival, Kolkata (IND) 2017
Gute Aussichten, galeria Regia Monterrey (MEX) Group Exhibition 2016
world in a room gallery , Berlin (DE) Solo 2016
Gute Aussichten, Goethe Institut Mexico City (MEX) Group 2016
Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz Poland (POL) Group 2016
Gute Aussichten,Museum Ehrenbreitstein Koblenz (DE) Group 2016
Circulation(s) "all favorites of the european festivals" projections Paris (FR) Group 2016
Gute Aussichten, Goethe Institut Cyprus (CYP) Group 2016
Gute Aussichten, widmertheodiritis gallery Group Eschlikon (CH) Group 2016
Gute Aussichten Deichtorhallen Hamburg (DE) Group 2016
Gute Aussichten Institut Francias Milano (IT) Group 2016
Technische Sammlungen, Dresden (DE) Group 2015
Encontros da Imagem, Projections Braga (PRT) Group 2015
Facing New Spaces, Designxport Trinnial of Photography, Hamburg (DE) Group 2015
Spaces Siberia, Barnaul (RU) Group 2015
Werkschau, Bielefeld (DE) Group 2015