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"A brush, hand or finger loaded with paint, pushing colours, smudging, scrubbing, caressing- creating spaces, shapes, forms on canvas- loving, moving in, out and around, existing outside the normal experience of time. Paint as material and painterly elements like gestural brush marks or color are essential for me as a tool for creating a space that expresses and conveys energy,  expressing moods, longings and provoking associations."


1988: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) cum laude, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
1981: Qualified as Juwelengoldschmied (goldsmith )in Hanau, Industrie und Handelkammer Hanua- Gelnhausen, Germany


Solo Exhibitions:

1994 : National Art Gallery, Windhoek Namibia

2002: „Kleine Galerie“, Walvisbay, Namibia

2003  „Retrospective“ National Art Gallery, Windhoek

2008  Studio 77,Windhoek, Namibia

2018 "Shifting Horizons" StArt Gallery, Windhoek

2020"Transitions"  The Project Room, Windhoek

Group exhibitions: Namibia:

1986: Joint exhibition with Nicky Marais, Swakomund Arts Association, Swakopmund, 

1988: Namibia Art Today, National Art Gallery, Windhoek

           Funtura, Swakopmund Arts Association, Swakopmund

1991, 93, 97, 99, 2001, 2003: Standard Bank Biennale, National Art Gallery, Windhoek,

1994, 95, 96: Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop Exhibition, Windhoek,Namibia:           

1995: Women Artists Exhibition, Kleine Galerie, Windhoek

1998: Women Talk Exhibition, Omba Gallery, Windhoek

           Group Exhibition, Loft Gallery, Windhoek

2000: SADC Arts and Crafts Festival Exhibition¸ National Art Gallery,Windhoek,

          SADC Arts and Crafts Festival Workshop Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Windhoek

2004  Bank Windhoek Arts Festival Exhibition, national art gallery, Windhoek

2005: Group Exhibition, Swakopmund Arts Association

          Group Exhibition, Omba Gallery, Windhoek

2006: 10 Namibian Artists, Omba Gallery, Windhoek

          Visual Artists of Namibia Exhibition, JMAC Gallery, Windhoek

2007: “Africa Day”: National Art Gallery, Windhoek

          “Namibia Art Today” National Art Gallery, Windhoek

2008: “Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop Exhibition, Goethe Centre, Windhoek ,Namibia

2009: “6 Namiban Artists”, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2010: “Women Artists of Namibia”, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2011: Visual Artists of Namibia, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2012: Women Artists of Namibia, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2012: Namibia Today, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

2014: Moment of Light, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

2015: Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, National Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2016: “Paint’; the Village Opera House, Windhoek

2017: Bank Windhoek Triennale, National Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2017: "Being Here", StArt Art Gallery, Windhoek

2018:"Pigment Sun", Namibia Arts Association, Windhoek

2019:"Creations" National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

2020: "While in Quarantine"Namibian Arts Association",Windhoek

2021:"In the Meantime" The  Project Room, Windhoek

2021:"Bogenfels Artist Retreat Exhibition" Oranjemund

2023: "Ode to the Masters",National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

Group Exhibitions outside Namibia:   

1987:“New Signatures” Exhibition, Arts Association, Cape Town, South Africa

1992: Contemporary Namibian Art at UNESCO, Paris, France

1995: Namibian Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Artisan’s Trust, London, England

         Group Exhibition, German Africa Foundation, Bonn, Germany

1996 “10 Namibian Artists”, Technische Fachhochschule , Bielefeld, Germany

1997: Mbile International Artists Workshop Exhibition, Zambia

2003 “Human Touch”, Contemporary Namibian Art, Turin and Milan, Italy

2007: Thupelo International Artists Workshop Exhibition, Ruth Prowse Cape Town, South Africa

2009:Exhibition of African Art, GTZ Headquarters,Eschborn,Germany

2010: Namibia 4, Rathaus Galerie, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany

2012: Women Artists of Namibia, Association of Arts Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

2016 Namibian Art of a Young Generation exhibition, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

2016/2017 “NamiArt” a touring exhibition of Namibian Art in Southern Australia

2020/21"Reflect-Namibia after 30 years of Independence",Museum of African Art, Belgrade, Serbia


1993: First prize, professional artists’ category, Standard Bank Namibia Biennale, NAGN Windhoek 
1997: Highly commended, Standard Bank Namibia Biennale, NAGN, Windhoek
1999: Merit, Standard Bank Namibia Biennale, NAGN, Windhoek

Art Organisations

1994:           Committee member of Arts Association of Namibia, Windhoek

1994-1997:  Member of Tulipamwe Working Group of Artists,

1996:           Curator and Co-organizer with Gilbert Bender of Bielefeld of group exhibition:

                   “10 Namibian Artists” for “Offene Ateliers”, Bielefeld, Germany

2006 -  2015  :   Member of  Working Group Tulipamwe International Artists Visual Arts Trust  

2011 - 13  :   Board member Tulipamwe Visual Arts Trust

2014 -2015 : Working group member Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop

International Artists' Workshops

1994,95,96: Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, Namibia
1997:  Mbile International Artists Workshop, Zambia
2007: Thupelo International Artists Workshop, South Africa
2008: Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, Namibia
2015: Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, Namibia


2009: 2 month residency in Berlin ,Germany awarded by berlin-windhoek


Public Collections:

Arts Association Heritage Trust, Windhoek, Namibia

National Art Gallery, Windhoek; Namibia

Swakopmund Arts Association; Swakopmund, Namibia

Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop Collection, Namibia,Embassy of Namibia, Paris, France,

Embassy of Namibia, USA, African Union Headquarters, Addis Abbeba , Ethopia

Namibia Government Collection, Namibia


Private Collections in Namibia, South Africa, Germany, France, Norway, United States of America, Zambia



Lilienthal ,Adelheid: Art in Namibia: National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek1997

Kloppers, Sas: Directory of Namibian Artists, Dream Africa Productions and Publishing, 2012, South Africa



Pallet, John :Flamingo,in-flight magazine of Air Namibia, October 2004,pp42-45

Group Exhibition Catalogues:

Standard Bank Namibia Biennale: 1997,1999,2003;  National Art Gallery, Windhoek

Tulipamwe Catalogues:1994,1995,1996,2008; Tulipamwe

Bielefelder Offene Ateliers, 1996

SADC Arts &Crafts Festival 2000: NAGN & Ministry of Basic education

Human Touch, Milan,2003

Bank Windhoek Triennale: 2017, National Art Gallery Windhoek

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