*1987, born in Stralsund, Germany

lives and works between Berlin, London and the Sea

Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK

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2014-2016 Universität der Künste Berlin,  MA Fine Art - Distinction 

          master student of Prof. Ai Weiwei

2011-2013, University of East London, BA Fine Art - Distinction 

Awards and Residencies

2019: Grizdale Residency Award, Royal Society of Sculptors & Grizedale Sculpture Forest

2019: Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, Finalist 

2019: Malt AIR, Sholarship and Artist Residency, Dec 2019 - Mar 2020

2019: Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK

2018: Finalist for the Nachwuchskunstpreis für Bildende Kunst in MV (=award for emerging artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

2018: Scholarship & Artist Residency, Virginia Creative Center for Arts, VA, USA

2018: Scholarship & Artist Residency, Alps Art Academy, Safiental, Switzerland

2017: Scholarship & Artist Residency of CCGE, Qingdao, China

2017: Scholarship, Artist in Residence at UEL Fine Art Space, London

2014-2016: Atina Artist Residency, Italy

2014: Directional Forces Artist Residency, ARToll, Kleve, Germany

2011: London Photo Festival, The Crypt Gallery, Best in Show Award

Solo and Two Person Shows

2019: KAROLIN SCHWAB & BEN ALLEN, Grizedale Sculpture Forest, UK

2018: YOU SAY SQUARE- I SAY CIRCLE, with Melanie Balsam-Parasole, Galerie Schmidt&Schütte, Cologne

2017: YOUR HORIZON IS MY HORIZON, Galerie Burster, Berlin

2017: BACK AND FORTH,…ROUND IN CIRCLES Pt. 2, Solo Show, Barking Learning Center, London

2017: BACK AND FORTH,…ROUND IN CIRCLES, Solo Show, University of East London Fine Art Space,  London

2017: VENTURES, Open Walls Gallery, Berlin

2016: YOUR SQUARE IS MY CIRCLE | YOUR CIRCLE IS MY SQUARE , Duo-Show with Melanie Balsam-Parasole, Museum Katharinenhof, Kranenburg

2012: SQUARE-SCAPE-SPACE, Solo Show, Polly Faber Kunstverein, Greifswald, Germany

Group Shows (selected)


GILBERT BAYES AWARD SHOW, Royal Society of Sculptors, London

BETWEEN THE YEARS, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

HIER & JETZT, Plüschow Art Institute, GER

National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Sculpture Park, Devon, UK


SHAPE!, Galerie Burster, Berlin

WHO IS AFRAID OF BLACK, RED; GOLD?, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

ART SAFIENTAL, LandArt Biennale, Tenna, Switzerland

SONNE ODER MOND, Schleswig Holstein Haus, Schwerin

MOVING SILENTLY,  Essanay Silent Film Museum, CA, USA

HINSEHEN: REINHÖREN, St. Katharinen, Katharinenkirchhof 1, Hamburg ( group show together with works of Ai Weiwei, Joseph Beuys, Rebecca Horn, Chiharu Shiota and more) 

DAS SCHÖNE ZIMMER, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin


small things - good things, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin

ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE, Laoshan Museum of Art, Qingdao, China

WERKSCHAU 55, HB55 Kunstfabrik, Berlin

KUNST.ORT.KINO -eine Ausstellung des Erfurter Kunstvereins, Kunsthalle Erfurt

HYDROHIL, Galerie Schmidt & Schütte, Cologne


ON VIEW, Galerie Burster, Berlin

WHAT IS A REFUGEE?, Exhibition of Class Ai Weiwei, University of Arts, Berlin


ZIG-ZAK, Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin, curated by Gina Burdass

Atina Artist Residency, Italy

234 Miles East, Projektraum 'Rauer 20', Bremen, Germany


ARTFETCH OFFLINE: New Art in Berlin, GSL Projects, Berlin, Germany


DIRECTIONAL FORCES 2014, Artist Residency, ARToll Kunstlabor , Kleve Germany

CHINESE OPEN, Q-Park Chinatown, London, curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie


Big Deal no. 5, Q-Park Oxford Street, London,  curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie

Float Art, Dixie Queen, London

Free Range, Truman Brewery, London

Horse Meat, Cock'n' Bull Gallery, London , curated by Alexis Harding

The Other Art Fair, London -shortlisted-

To Each Their Own,  RichMix, London


Seek&Hide, Studio Sienko Gallery, London, UK

Cabinet Exhibition, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

Reverb, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, UK


London Photo Festival, The Crypt, Borough London- winner “Best in Show”

Light-Art-Church, Church of St. Mary, Greifswald, Germany

INSOMNALE ’11, Greifswald, Germany


AKT -Tourist III, Caspar David Friedrich Institute, Greifswald, Germany

Portrait- artistic approaches, House of Fallada, Greifswald, Germany

INSOMNALE ‘10, Greifswald, Germany

7- a magic number, St. Spiritus Gallery, Greifswald,

Publications & Press (selected)


  • HIER & JETZT, Plüschow Art Institute
  • KUNST.ORT.KINO -eine Ausstellung des Erfurter Kunstvereins, Kunsthalle Erfurt
  • State of Art - Representational & Abstract Vol. 1, Barehill Publishing, 2013, ISBN 1909825018
  • Canon EOS Magazine, January- March 2012


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