Born 1960 in Linz, Upper Austria
1979-83 studied psychology and educational theory at the universities in Innsbruck and Salzburg 1989-94 studied painting and animation film at the Academy of Applied Arts / Vienna. 1994 Diploma film “Rhythm 94”
Artist: Since the age of sixteen work in the areas of music, painting, film, installation and performance. Numerous personal experimental and animated films and some commercials.
Producer: Since the year 2000 producer of animated films for artists like e.g. for Sabine Groschup, Heimo Wallner and graphic designers like Nicolas Mahler, Christoph Abbrederis or Heinz Wolf.
Teacher: Since 1992 animation workshops and seminars with children from the age of three years up to adults. After a one year lectureship for animation at the Arts University in Linz (2002) regular animation lectures / seminars an leader of animation studios at the Vienna Art School (since 2003) and the Vienna Academy for Fine Arts (since 2004).
Film Historian: Several research projects about the history of animation in Austria since 1998. Last publication: “Die Kunst des Einzelbilds – Animation in Österreich 1832 bis heute” published by Film Archive Austria, 2010, together with Sabine Groschup, Mara Mattuschka and Christian Dewald.
Curator: ANIMATION AVANTGARDE programmes at Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival since 2009. Animation programmes like “Animated Schools of the World” for Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival since 2006. ONE DAY ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Vienna since 2005 YEAH (Yearly European Animation Highlights - for crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, together with Igor Prassel, 2006 and 2007) Numerous Austrian programmes for international festivals (such as: Hiroshima, Zagreb, Cinanima, Anifest (CZ), Balkanima, etc.) and international programmes for Vienna.