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 50+ 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. Public Delivery is self-funded and 100% independent. Since 2011, 40+ exhibitions, 300+ performances and other projects in 43 different countries. Notable projects: 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
To United Nations, International Labor Organization, World Vision, United States Department of Labor, United Nations ESCAP, International Organization for Migration, the Australian Government 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. It’s the only kind of this school in Bangkok that accepts adults and to most the only chance to escape a generational cycle of extreme poverty. It is 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 450+ stores internationally.
○ Consultant to world’s largest vegan restaurant
Sage Organic Vegan Bistro provides a comforting taste experience while gently challenging the perception of food – where it comes from and how what people eat impacts the world. The restaurant partners with local farmers and uses seasonal, organic and local food and has a constantly updated and tailored menu.