I’m the founder & director of an art non-profit, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. I try to bring about a positive change through all of my projects, mostly by trying to bridge the gap between art institutions and communities, through responsible entrepreneurship and providing free education to the ultra-poor.
Since 2004 I’ve organized +200 art exhibitions and worked in +50 countries and had the chance to work with many of the world’s most established contemporary artists. After running a non-profit art space and a commercial gallery 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.
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 an non-profit art organization founded in 2011. Based out of Seoul, it focuses on reaching those that are typically unable to visit museums or galleries and while using art as a language everyone can understand. While trying to create an alternative model to established organizations, institutions and companies operating in the same field, Public Delivery collaborates with different agencies and institutions worldwide and is self-funded and 100% independent. The website is an extension of the core idea and reached hundreds of thousands of visitors.
+40 exhibitions on every continent, +200 performances in 42 different countries. Notable: Asia’s tallest mural, a pop-up exhibition opening on the same weekend on six continents, global public art 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. One of the projects, Journey of Voices, was exhibited at South East Asia’s biggest museum, the Bangkok Arts & Culture Centre.
○ Advisor to free school
DEAR Burma is a free school in Bangkok, Thailand for migrants, providing free education to a few thousand students each year. It’s the only kind of this school in Bangkok that accepts adults and to many the only chance to escape a generational cycle of extreme poverty. In the past years it has served as 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 that sells one of the world’s highest rated teas (#1 rated Pu’er out of 54,400 teas on the world’s largest tea review site). Through direct sourcing we cut out the middle man and help the farmers to live a better life (building roads and hospitals, providing better education). Almost every tea available in the Western world is sourced from tea factories and Misty Peak tries to establish an alternative and responsible business model. In +400 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.