I’m the founder & director of an art non-profit and a philanthropist. Through my work, I try to create a more horizontal structure within the arts, replace traditional forms of energy with renewable sources of generation, and provide free education to those who need it the most.
Since 2004, I’ve worked in 1/3 of the world’s countries, collaborating with some of the world’s most established contemporary artists. After running both a non-profit art space and a commercial art gallery in Germany, each for three years and putting on numerous projects such as exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures, screenings, I’ve organized the world’s largest tape art piece, different murals and more. In 2011, I founded the art non-profit Public Delivery and shared some of my experiences as a speaker at conferences like TedX. I am also editor of an online art magazine with hundreds of thousands of readers yearly.
Born and raised in Germany, I usually spend my time between Seoul, Shanghai, and Taipei. Right now I am in the process of building two museums in Taiwan, set to open in 2019 and 2020.
• Founder & director of non-profit art organization
Public Delivery is based out of Seoul, South Korea, and aims to be a new model within contemporary art. Since 2011, I organized projects in 86 different countries such as Asia’s tallest mural and a pop-up exhibition opening on the same weekend on six continents. Looking for new challenges, I started the global performance project Silence Was Golden. Public Delivery and its magazine with hundreds of published articles receives more traffic than most art institutions and publications operating in the same field.
• Advisor to free school for migrants
Since 2002, DEAR Burma provides free education to thousands of migrant students in Bangkok, Thailand each year. To most, it is the only chance to escape a generational cycle of extreme poverty. The school became a role model for other institutions and policymakers in South East Asia and beyond. Through my work, I have helped over 10,000 students to receive an education.
• Head of European representative office for one of Asia’s largest green power producers
• Consultant to world’s largest NGOs, governments and 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 (world’s largest vegan restaurant) and others.