I am an essayist at heart and a curator/editor by profession. 

With a background in Visual Culture Studies (University of Utrecht & Monash University Melbourne) and a MA in Photographic Studies (Leiden University) I followed my obsession for a medium reflective of understanding anything that shapes our visual surroundings and habits. This perpetual curiosity is interweaving through all my professional activities as writer, researcher, lecturer, curator, and interviewer.  

Currently I am Artistic Co-Director of Der Greif - an organization for contemporary photography with an award-winning magazine - and I teach photography theory & history and visual culture at HSLU Lucerne - BA Camera Arts.



2012 – 2023  PhD Research: The Photographic Surface - Between Substances and Spaces, Leiden University, The Netherlands

2016 – 2019  PhD program The Photographic Dispositif : Braunschweig University of the Arts (Germany)

2006 – 2008 MA Photographic Studies: University of Leiden (The Netherlands)/ Royal Academy of the Arts (The Hague)

2003 – 2006 BA Language and Culture Studies: Visual Culture University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) & Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)