Born 1957 in Hamburg. In the 80s editor and/or publisher of music journals in Hamburg and Cologne (“Sounds”, “Spex”).
Since the early 90s university teacher as guest professor in Stuttgart (Merz-Academy1992-98), Pasadena (Art Center 93-95, 97, 01), Offenbach (HfG, 95/96), Munich (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, 95/96), Gießen (Universität, 00), Weimar (Bauhaus-Universität, 97), St. Louis (Washington University, 06), Cologne (Universität, 04), Los Angeles (USC, 07, 09) and Gainesville, Fl. (University of Florida, 06), and guest lecturer at the Universities of Bremen (98/99) and Vienna (00/01) and the Städelschule Frankfurt (92).
From 1998 to 2007 Professor for Aesthetic Theory/Cultural Studies at Merz-Akademie, Stuttgart
Since 2006 Professor for Theory, Practice, and Communication of Contemporary Art at the Institute for Art History & Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna.
Author for several magazines, dailies and journals in the German speaking world (“Texte zur Kunst”, “Theater heute”, “Cargo”, “Spex”, “Die Zeit”, “tageszeitung”, “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and many others). Has curated exhibitions since 1992 in Zürich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Berlin, Graz and elsewhere, currently together with Anselm Franke as director of “Love & Ethnology: Hubert Fichte”, a global literature/exhibition project with shows in Lisbon, Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro (2017), Santiago de Chile, Dakar, New York (2018) and Berlin (2019) with Haus der Kulturen der Welt and several curators and institutions.