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May 2009


transcultural dance performance by Léonard Engel with Gizem Aksu and Angelo Petracca, costume design: Josa Marx, costumes made by Christin Wanke, music: 9T Antiope, light design: Matthias Singer; Premiere: Nov 19 2021 at Schwere Reiter, München

TodAncestor – dust till down

assistant to director Yuko Kaseki, DOCK11, Berlin


Ästhetik und Erkenntnis

coordination of the XI. congress of the German Society of  Aesthetics (DGÄ); course of event and website


The Sound They Make When No One Listens

artistic advisor for Thiago Granato dance production; public premiere August 19-22 2021, Tanz im August Festival, Berlin


L_and Encounter

directing a 48h self-inquiry retreat during a research residency at Rumah Tangga, Jakarta


Institute for Aesthetic Theory (ZHdK)

Scientific Assistant at the Zurich School of the Arts; academic administration, coordination of exhibitions and events  


Jahrbuch Medienphilosophie (yearly edition)

editor, published at De Gruyter 


The Listeners

performing for social choreographer Ernesto Pujol in the frame of “Labor Europa”, Peace Hall, Town Hall Osnabrück


The Heart Inherited

assembled research and performance presentation with Cristina Planas and Joana Moher in the frame of “22Cubic – Space/Object/Body”, MATERIC, Barcelona



research performance; performed at Tamago Gallery (Berlin 2018), Lìtost Gallery (Prague 2018), 6 8 2 1 (Cairo 2019), Rumah Tangga (Jakarta 2020), Grüntaler9 (Berlin 2021)


Gender Shot

creation of a photographic project during a residency at Studio Ellen Luise Weise, Berlin


The Body WithIn

teaching my own movement methodology as either workshop or regular class at Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Young Urban Performance Festival Osnabrück, Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, Rumah Tangga Jakarta, Padang Bulan Yogyakarta


sculptural performance, co-created and co-performed in collaboration with Hermes Pittakos and Federica Dauri; premiere Nov 9th 2017 at Buffer Fringe Festival, Nicosia/Cyprus; performed at No New Idols Festival, Riga 2019, and “Hacking The Computable”-conference, HDMK Stuttgart 2020



durational performance by invitation of Nikhil Chopra in the curation LUCID SLEEP, Serendipity Arts Festival, Panaji, Goa; and research residency with monthly performative presentations, HH Art Spaces, Goa, India


Subject To Life

solo performance and research during a residency at Trumbullplex, Detroit/Michigan, USA


Performance Studio (SAIC)

Teaching Assistant at the School of the Arts Institute Chicago in the Performance Department, Chicago/Illinois, USA



three-days performance series and solo exhibition; performed as practical part of the same-titled master thesis, SomoS Art House, Berlin



spatial choreography; performing for Moritz Majce and Sandra Man, Sophiensäle, Berlin


Justified Beliefs

performing for Christian Falsnaes in the exhibition “Schwindel der Wirklichkeit”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin


Visibility and Visualisation

Research Student at the same titled interdisciplinary PhD program, funded by the German Research Council, University of Potsdam



creation of a solo performance cycle; questioning human needs and the being-in-the-world; performed monthly as a resident at Grüntaler9, Berlin



research and performances with artist Maud Le Monnier, presented yearly at localize – das Heimatfestival, Potsdam


Culinary Cinema (60. Berlinale)

assistant to project manager; film programming, internal communication, coordinating and facilitating the screenings


Drawing Memory IX

artistic employee at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts to assist artist Nikhil Chopra with his above titled performance, Brussels


Stertz, Lisa: LOVE. — eine Projektarbeit zur Feststellung, dass Liebe nicht erklärt, sondern nur erfahren werden kann. Akademikerverlag, Saarbrücken 2016

Sternagel/Mersch/Stertz: Kraft der Alterität — Ethische und aisthetische Formen des Performativen, transcript Metabasis, Bielefeld 2015


As editor:

Mersch, Dieter: Praktiken Ästhetischen Denkens, transcript, Bielefeld (forthcoming)

Mersch/Mayer: Jahrbuch Medienphilosophie, De Gruyter, Berlin (ed. 5, 6, 7)

Mayer, Michael: Melancholie und Medium. Das schwache Subjekt, die Toten und die ununterbrochene Trauerarbeit, Passagen Verlag, Wien 2019 




July 2013 – May 2016      M.F.A. in Fine Arts Studio, School of the Arts Institute Chicago (under a Fulbright Grant and                                                   a New Artist Society Scholarship)

Oct 2010 – Sept 2015      M.A. (with distinction) in European Media Studies, University of Potsdam 

Oct 2004 – Mar 2009      B.A. (excellent) in European Media Studies, University of Potsdam





Since 2011                            Butoh Dance under Yuko Kaseki, Valentin Tszin, and Yumiko Yoshioka

Since 2016                           Internal Martial Arts (Baguazhang under Yunuen Rhi, Taiji Quan under Lingji Hon, Qi Gong                                                        under Ali al-Sarraf)

Since 2019                           Dervish Whirling under Ziya Azazi



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