Born in Düsseldorf in 1955. Studied German philology, sociology and journalism at the University of Münster from 1973 to 1976. 1975-1976 studied at the Münster Art Academy under Lothar Baumgarten. 1976 to 1983 studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, under Sigmar Polke, Franz Erhard Walther, and Jörg Immendorff. 1990 to 1992 studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 2001 lives and works in Berlin.