I’m the founder & director of an art non-profit, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Through my work I try to bring about a positive change, precisely, by trying to bridge the gap between art institutions and communities, through responsible entrepreneurship and by providing free education to the ultra-poor.
Since 2004, I’ve organized 200+ exhibitions and worked in 1/4 of the world’s countries, collaborating with some of the world’s most established contemporary artists. After running both a non-profit and a commercial art space in Germany, each for three years and helping to organize projects such as the world’s largest tape art piece and numerous murals in public space, I founded the art non-profit Public Delivery in 2011. I’ve shared some of my experiences as a speaker at TedX and other conferences.
Born and raised in Germany, I usually spend my time between Seoul, Shanghai and Bangkok.
○ Founder & director of non-profit art organization
Public Delivery is based out of Seoul, South Korea, and aims to be an alternative model to established organizations, institutions and companies. It is self-funded and 100% independent. Since 2011, 40+ exhibitions, 300+ performances and other projects in 53 different countries. Notable: Asia’s tallest mural, a pop-up exhibition opening on the same weekend on six continents and global performance project Silence Was Golden.
○ Consultant to the world’s largest NGOs & governments & others
To United Nations, International Labor Organization, World Vision, United States Department of Labor, United Nations ESCAP, International Organization for Migration, the Australian Government, Sage Organic Vegan Bistro, the world’s largest vegan restaurant and others.
○ Advisor to free migrants school
Since 2002, DEAR Burma provides free education to a few thousand migrant students in Bangkok, Thailand each year. To most it is the only chance to escape a generational cycle of extreme poverty. DEAR Burma became a role model for other institutions and policy makers in South East Asia and beyond.
○ Co-owner of tea brand
Misty Peak is a social entrepreneurship company and unlike almost every other tea company, uses direct sourcing to help the farmers living a better life. This together with fair trade is directly responsible for building roads and hospitals, and providing better education. The tea is available in 500+ stores internationally.