The genesis of images and objects, along with their function of representation, is the focus of my art making. I am approaching this by wondering if myth – that has been traditionally assigned to and associated with the visual arts – is still a feasible possibility in contemporary culture and how an incorporation of this ancient idea might be achieved.

*1985 in Austria

Lives and works in Helsinki.

Education

2018 MFA Degree, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2016-2018 MFA Studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2013-2016 Diplomstudium Fotografie, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig

2012-2013 School for Artistic Photography – Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna

2009 Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Vienna, Vienna

Solo- and Double-Exhibitions

2018 Turning Earth into Earth, Third Space, Helsinki

2018 Wandlung, Academy of Fine Arts Library, Helsinki

2016 Mapping the World, Galleria Hämärä, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi

2014 enjoy photography SEBASTIAN REIS, HANS SCHABUS, Schule Friedl Kubelka für künstlerische Photographie, Vienna

2014 8 Porträts – Entlang eines Weges, Ve.Sch, Vienna

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Paolo, GALERIA PADA, Barreiro/Lisbon

2019 Portrait Now!, Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby

2019 Portrait Now!, The Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød

2018 fin.land., The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2018 Kuvan Kevät 2018, Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki

2017 I was told there would be cake, Project Room, Helsinki

2016 Remains of Light, EYES ON - Month of Photography, Malzgasse 12A, Vienna

2016 Matkan Varrelta, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi

2015 Vordiplom, Werkschauhalle, Leipzig

2015 QSIM, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig

2015 FOLGENDES, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Hamburg

2014 15 Easy Pieces, Borgo Ensemble, Fürth

2013 „Seitenverhältnisse“, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna

2013 ViennaPhotobookFestival, OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, Vienna

Grants and Residencies

2021 The Artists Residence Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel (Granted by the Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria) UPCOMING

2020 PADA Residency, Barreiro/Lisbon, Portugal

2019 St. Moritz Art Academy, Switzerland

2018 Young Artist Grant 2018, Finnish Art Society, Finland

2018 Anita Snellmann Foundation, Finland

2018 Impilinna Residency, Utö Island, Finland

2017 Berlin Residency of the Academy of Fine Arts Finland, Finland

2014 EMANUEL und SOFIE FOHN-STIPENDIENSTIFTUNG, Austria

Works in Publications

2020 Contemporary Identities, International Art Magazine, Issue #5, March 2020.

2019 ÉLAN. Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel.

2019 PORTRÆT NU! 2019. Carlsberg Foundation Portrait Award, Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
2018 fin.land. – Photobooks from Finland, Helsinki.

2018 Kuvan Kevät 2018. Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia, Exhibition Catalogue, Helsinki.

2018 Taide-lehti 3/2018, Helsinki.

2018 Constellations. Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki.

2014 Austria Kultur International. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Auslandskultur 2013, Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres, Vienna.

2014 Ve.Schheft Nr. 19 & 20, Doppelausgabe, Ve.sch - Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna.