Born in Frankfurt am Main
Hochschule der Künste Berlin (BA and MA) 1985–1990
Royal College of Art London (MA with distinction) 1990-93
Reader University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts
Lives and works in London

selected projects and exhibitions

iN tHe nAme Of
Solo exhibition and new Arts Council England Commission
marking the return journey of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham

Diroama (colour channels)
in collaboration with the Multiple Store,
launched at Durham Art Gallery and Multiplied, Christies 2013

Installation of photographs and video loops both staged and found
Wellcome Collections London 2012

Broken Stillness, Digital practices examining the borders of image making (group show and conference contribution)
With Boredomresearch, Susan Collins, David Cotteral, Peter Hardie, Tim Head, Susan Sloan, Curated by Helen Sloan, director SCAN
Salisbury Art Centre and ISEA, Istanbul Biennale 2011

Heimlich photograph in Woods–Worlds
A Cultural History of the German Forest (group show)
German Historical Museum Berlin 2011

In -transit (Tokyo) (group show)
Series of portrait photographs taken in Shibuya, Central Tokyo
Creekside Open curated by Dexter Dalwood 2011

Greeting, waving, saying goodbye
Participary workshop with children from 30 countries
INA Kindergarden Berlin Mitte 2011

Reading urban landscapes: E-makimono and photographic film-strips
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Funded through the Sasakawa Foundation and FADE (fine art digital environment) 2010

Stillness and Movement, Conference Tate Modern (curation) 2010
With contributions from Raymond Bellour, David Campany, James Coleman, Ian Christies, David Claerbout, Dieter Daniels, Laura Mulvey and Lesley Thornton
CCW Graduate School, SCIRIA Research Centre, Birkbeck College and the Goethe Institute, 2010

Waver (Westway)
Video Installation Westway/Portobello Road, London
A Streetlight Project 2009

The walking up and down bit
Video installation on Max Wall’s centenary
BFI Southbank, London 2008/2009
Glenshaw Mansions ,Max Wall's birth place London 2008

Km 500 (group show)
Connecting early 19th century spectacle in cinema and pleasure parks through the invention of electricity, and video assmannshausen
Kunsthalle Mainz 2008

A very short space of time through small times of space (catalogue)
Exhibition including a diorama installation
Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2008

Held together with water / Art from the Verbund Collection (group show)
With Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Ernesto Neto, Bernd-Hilla Becher, Ed Ruscha, Simon Starling, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, Francesca Woodmann
MAK - Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna 2007

Series of photographs and videos (catalogue)
Artist in Residence Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Germany
Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) Research Centre, University of the Arts London 2007

walkalone-neverwalkalone 360°film-strip installation in temporal landscapes
Artists working with photography capturing the ‘passing of time’, rather than the ‘moment in time’ with Dan Holdsworth and Jane Prophet
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston 2005

DinnerFor1, Video installation
Addressing the audience directly through isolated questions from fictional and factual texts (
British Council Germany, Goethe-Institut London and transmediale 05 - International Media Festival Berlin 2005

film-strips exhibition, Goethe Institute London 2003

The Dialogue of the Dogs Two Channel video installation
Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Trampoline – Platform for New Media Art Berlin,
Cork Film Centre, Ireland 2003 Online project
Commission by Lighthouse Brighton
Interfiction IX – arte-Faction, Kassel, Stuttgart Film Winter Festival, media selection 2002

online projects 2005 2005 2002


Menschen und Wolken, Lichtkunst Competition, Universitätsklinik Ulm, Germany
With Olafur Eliasson, Stephan Huber, Mischa Kuball, Brigitte Kowanz, James Turell 2009

the moment we knew nothing of each other
Permanent installation of a large scale diorama with programmed lighting
for Royal and Derngate Theatres, Northampton
With John Frankland, curated by Judy Adam 2007

Multiple slide projection Only the Names have been changed
with Tim Hopkins and Nicholas Ridout
Battersea Arts Centre, London 1996, Munich Opera Festival+, Prinzregenten Theater 2001

Interactive Sound Sculptures Permanent installation Health Centre Peckham, London
commission by The London Arts Board and Southwark Council 1998

Film for Schubert’s Erlking Commission by Opera North
Opera North, The Lowry, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Installation with film and choreographed movement unbroken view
choreographer Rosemary Butcher, composer Simon Fisher-Turner
Bracknell Gallery, Gulbiankian Gallery, RCA London 1995

Set design for Verdi’s Il Trovatore, director Tim Hopkins
Opera House Graz, Austria 1996

Film Allegories of heavenly Music, composer Michael Finnessy,
commission by the Goethe Institute
Festival of German Romanticism, The South Bank Centre 1994

Film and slide projection Journeyman
Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, composer Neil Kascor
English National Ballet 2002

selected awards and scholarships

Sasakawa Foundation Schloarship 2010
Residency Award Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Germany 2007
Shortlisted for the Celeste Art Prize 2007
Delfina Studios Award 1994
DAAD scholarship for Great Britain 1990-91
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung 1989, 1992-93

recent bibliography

Short Time Space, catalogue essays by Sean Rainbird published to coincide with solo exhibition at the Gallery of Photography Dublin, 2008 Virtuelle Landschaften, essay by Daniele Perrier in Balmoral Jahrbuch 2007/2008, Band 12, Argobooks Berlin 2008 Sigune Hamann - A very short space of time through very short times of space, Gemma Tipton, Circa, Spring 2008

selected public collections

The Ministry Rheinland Pfalz, Mainz
The Verbund Collection, Vienna
British Airways Art Collection
The Goethe Institute, London
The Ark, Cultural Centre For Children, Dublin
Rhizome virtual art-base collection, New York
The Irish Museum of Modern Art Net, Dublin