Main area of research: transformation from tradition to modern – towards innovation in contemporary art
2006: awarded the Medal for Art and Science by the Senate of the City of Hamburg; received an honorary doctorate from BUCKS New University in the United Kingdom
Founding president of the Brand University of Applied Sciences and of the School of Communication Design, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, China
Member of the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg since 2014
Founder of the Dachina Brand Summit (formerly: Dachina Markendialog)
Since 2021: Honorary President and Associate Professor at the Institute of Brand Science at Zhejiang Wanli University
More than 30 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions in museums and galleries in over 10 countries
More than 30 publications in the form of exhibition catalogues and art historical publications
Works in many public cultural institutions and well-known private collections in Germany and China
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