Intimacy, sensuality, love, dancing Bachata Sensual, and femininity are the subjects that stir my soul.
To get there was and is an adventure as my life has been a journey of incredible twists and turns.
With a Master's Degree in Chemistry and an Award from Austrian Society of Chemistry for Best Diploma Thesis, I once found success as an Application Chemist and Account Manager in this industry.
Born with a scientific and creative curiosity, in 2019, I changed my career path dramatically, pursuing my passion as a Multi-Media Artist.
During my transformative journey I explored sensuality, intimacy, and femininity in different facets. By expressing those experiences with photography, video and installations, and creating exhibitions in galleries and museums, I could share my perspective in a creative way with the world.
In 2021, I discovered the incredible power of NFTs and web3, which has added a new dimension to my work.
Starting dancing Bachata Sensual was a revelation in 2022. It was as if everything I'd ever been passionate about – intimacy, body, love, femininity – all coalesced into one beautiful form of expression. With each movement, I felt a deeper connection with my dancing partners on a body, mind, heart, and soul level. It was as if we were speaking a language that transcended words and conveyed emotions too intense to express any other way.
I`m exploring these topics from every possible angle, to delve into their many facets and discover all the hidden nuances that make them so profound. These themes are at the core of my being, and I am deeply committed to sharing their beauty and complexity with the world.
Growing up in Austria, residing in Switzerland for over a decade, and spending months in Lisbon, Portugal, influenced my understanding of social norms.
To me it`s essential to connect with different cultures and mindsets to understand life from various perspectives. Travelling to more than 45+ countries has a tremendous impact on my personal development. Especially when experiencing my provocative themes in extremely different cultures like Iran – where self-expression is banished.
With each new project, I am driven by an insatiable hunger to gain deeper insights and wisdom in exploring my themes – intimacy, love, dancing, sensuality and femininity – from different facets and aspects.
I am delighted to share my journey and knowledge with others through talks and workshops. My hope is to inspire and empower individuals who are seeking to rediscover their strengths and unleash their creative potential.
Video, Installation, Photography and NFTs
Sensuality, Intimacy, Femininity, Ambiguity, Erotic, Skin, Body, Red, Emotions, Diverse Cultures
2021/2022 - L`Amour Magique** - part of Soloshows Futura - at Barbatti Haus in Lucerne, Switzerland, August 28th - December 31st
2021 - INTIMATE LANDSCAPE at Go-Green-Art Gallery in Erlenbach/Küsnacht, Switzerland
2021 - Voyage – Voyeur* at IG Halle Rapperswil, Switzerland, May 30th - August 8th
2019 - Photography- and Drawing Project, Iran, April
2019 - Estudio Nomada in Barcelona, Spain, February - March
2021 Glarner Agenda
2017 - 2018 - CAS Creationship at Zurich University of the Arts, (CH)
2016 - 2018 - Further Education in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Video and Design at F&F School for Arts and Design, (CH)
2002 - 2010 Masters Degree in Chemistry, degree "Excellent", Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck (AUT), Interdisciplinary Diploma Thesis with Medical University Innsbruck (AUT)
2011 Award for Best Diploma Thesis - Austrian Society of Chemistry (AUT)
2010 Nomination for Young Scientist Award, Conference ESTRO,(ESP)
2009 Best Poster Award, Pfizer Analytical Research Centre, Conference HPLC in Dresden, (GER)
2016 - 2018 Account Manager at Mettler Toledo GmbH, (CH)
2012 - 2015 Application Chemist at BUCHI Labortechnik AG, (CH)
2010 - 2011 Project Collaborator at Medical University Innsbruck, (AUT)
2005 - 2009 Tutor and Demonstrator at Leopold-Franzens University,(AUT)
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