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Profile:

Born 1986, Berlin

Ba.Sc. Physics: University Bremen (2006-2011), Bachelor Thesis in the field of Complex Systems

M.A. Digital Media (informatics, theory, design): HfK Bremen (2011-2015), Master Thesis in the field of new media art

Extracurricular studies: Philosophy (University Bremen), Arabic (University Bremen), electroacoustic composition (HfK Bremen), dance (Berlin, NYC, LA), generative art (UdK Berlin), photography (HfK Bremen)

Lives and works in Berlin

Work:

 Conceptual Artist

movLab at Spektrum Berlin – Initiator and responsible

UdK Berlin LecturerMusic Performance in VR”, “AI Applications”, “VR Club Experience”, “Alien Habitats”

Speaker + consultant + curator – Music technology, new media, innovation x art

Before:

Music Tech Fest —  Social media manager 

Host of VR Labs for – “Hybrid Music Lab” and “Most Wanted: Music” on  VR Music Technology;

Speaker at music business conferences – The impact of VR on the music industry;

HfK Bremen – Lecturer “Sound and Space for Fashion Performance”

IFISC, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, Palma De Mallorca, Spain 

MARUM, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany

Scholarships and Distinctions:

2019/3 — Talk — “AI for Music Creation”, SXSW interactive festival, Austin Texas

2019/3 — Performance — “code”, SXSW music festival, Austin Texas

2019/1 — Funding by “Initiative Musik” — to showcase at the SXSW music festival in Texas

2018/6 — Talk — “Music and Emotion in Immersive VR”, EmoJam2 event by Melodrive

2017/11 — Talk + Panel — “The Virtual Club”, Stadt nach 8 conference, Berlin

2017/11 — Showcase curation — “The Virtual Club”, Most Wanted: Music conference, Berlin

2017/6 — Talk + Presentation of Labs results — “VR Music Technology Lab”, Hybrid Music Lab + Tech Open Air, Berlin

2017/5 — Hosting — “VR Music Technology Lab”, Hybrid Music Lab + re:publica, Berlin

2017/2 — Co-hosting — CTM “Music Makers Hacklab”

2016/4 — Fellow — “Transhumanism Performance Lab”, Music Tech Fest, Berlin

2016/2 — Fellow — MusicMakers Hacklab “Future Rituals” at CTM 2016 “New Geographies”, Berlin

2015/10 — Winner — Art and Science Award, Hackathon Berlin

2015/1 — participant — Ja/Best of HfK

2013/14 — Scholarship holder Mentoring Program HfK Bremen

2013/5 — nominatedArs Electronica Exhibition

2013/1 — Best of HfK, participant

2012/10 — Ars Electronica Exhibition, contributor

Selected Exhibitions and Festivals:

2019/3 — Talk — “AI for Music Creation”, SXSW interactive festival, Austin Texas

2019/3 — Performance — “code”, SXSW music festival, Austin Texas

2018/12 — Performance — “code”, OHM, “Your Mums Agency” ‘s Birthday celebration, Berlin

2018/9 — Panel — “The future of entertainment”, Sequencer Tour by re:publica, Los Angeles

2018/9 — Performance — “code”, Globe Theatre L.A., from Germany to L.A., Los Angeles

2018/4 — Performance + exhibition+ vinyl release “CODE”, Modular+, Berlin

2017/02 — Performance — “ffj”, Bethanien, CTM 2017, opening night, Berlin

2016/11 — Choreography — “typology” , Broadway Dance Center, New York City

2016/11 — Exhibition — “Tank”, Vierte Welt,  3hd Festival, Berlin

2016/8 — Performance — “.fa”,  Water House, Love Foundation, Amsterdam

2016/7 — Management and Curating — “ReSense Festival”, SPEKTRUM, Berlin

2016/6 — Art Direction Music — “_unter”, Aquarium Berlin,  Fashion Week 2016, Berlin

2016/6 — Exhibition — “ctu – isbtm”, SPEKTRUM, States of Matter, Berlin

2016/6 — Exhibition — “ctu – t”,  Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics,  Long Night of Sciences, Dresden

2016/2 — Performance — “.tentacles”, Funkhaus Berlin,  Music Tech Fest 2016, Berlin

2016/1 — Performance — “syn.s”, Barreirinha, Madeira

2016/1 — Performance — “.fa”, HAU2,  CTM 2016Berlin

2015 — Exhibition — “ctu-isbtm”,  Galerie Dechanatstrasse, Bremen

2014 — Exhibition — “HOME”,  Bethanien, Berlin

2014 — Performance — “M”,  Theater Bremen +  Schwankhalle, Bremen

2014 — Performance — “Lamentoryke”, Studio Nihil Baxter,  Afraid Of Falling, Berlin

2013 — Exhibition — “in xXz”,  Galerie Flut, Bremen

2013 — Exhibition — “TWTMG”,  Transmediale Berlin + Händelmuseum Halle

2012 — Exhibition — “TWTMG”,  Farbfest Bauhaus Dessau + Ars Electronica Linz

2012 — Performance — “Schneeberg”,  Fashion Week Berlin 2012, Berlin

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Other:

Lived in: Ecuador, Spain, Wales, Germany, NYC, Egypt, Lebanon

Extended stays in: West Africa, Middle East, USA, South America

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, basic Arabic, Latinum

Programming: C, C++, C#, Fortran, MATLAB, Java, Processing, Arduino, SuperCollider…

Programs: Autodesk, Rhino, SOLIDWORKS, Adobe Suite, LaTex

Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Basics in: Pantomime, Acrobatics, Acting, Anatomy