I grew up between Austria and Australia and studied both Fine Art at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Vienna and liberal arts in Australia before going on to do my graduate studies in the US. I lived in New York City, Boston and LA and did my PhD in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard. Then I had two post-doctoral positions in Berlin (DAAD and AvH) and spent five years in Berlin running an exhibition design company and developing my artistic practise.
My studio is in east London, since I came to the UK on a British Academy Newton International Fellowship. My host was Cambridge University and their Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology where I curated The Lost World (Part 2) by the Aboriginal artist Julie Gough and made other interventions using the collection, including Partial Proclamations which is part of the permanent Tasmanian display. I have curated several other international exhibitions including Kranich Museum, and The Vienna Zocolo.
My installations and texts have been exhibited in venues such as the Venice Biennale, Institute of Contemporary Art London, Marrakech Biennale, and Skuc Llubijana. My first book, Art in the Time of Colony, inspired related exhibitions including Ore Black Ore in the Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extracity Kunsthal Antwerp; Investigated & Dissident Domesticity at Savvy Contemporary Gallery Berlin; Artists in Residence at the Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford; and Embassy Embassy at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.