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"Sichten" discussed on local radio


The open air exhibition "Sichten" that features my photograph "Woman at the Window" has been discussed on Bremen Radio Zwei, the local public radio station of the city of Bremen. The related article can be read here:

Sichten (Views) - Public Exhibition in Bremen

05.05.2020 - 25.05.2020

„Sichten“ will be on display in public space in Bremen from 5 May 2020. A total of ten photographic positions from the Ruhr area, the Rhineland, Australia and Bremen will be presented in the form of City Light Posters along the Bremen bus and tram network.  The photographs by Björn Behrens, Axel Braun, Anja Engelke, Javier Gastelum, Jana Koelmel, Anne-Lena Michel, Christopher Muller, Stefanie Pluta, Pio Rahner and Hannah Wolf treat the view through the window with very different intentions. 


Already in Romanticism painting, a utopian or dystopian view of the world was drawn through the window. In the exhibition „Sichten“ the perspective of the photographer* becomes visible and encourages the viewer to compare it with his own visual experiences. With the presentation in the light boxes, an exhibition format is realised that functions barrier-free and in consideration of prescribed distance requirements. 


Artistic Director: Pio Rahner




With thanks to the sponsors:

Senator für Kultur, Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung

and the sponsor: Wall GmbH

Artsy Profile now online



Thanks to BBA Gallery, a selection of my pieces are now available on Artsy. Click on the link below to get to my profile and to follow me.

Transfer International

December 2018 - January 2019

Pleased to announce that I was invited to participate in an artist residency initiated by the inspiring team behind 'This is not a feminist project.' The residency will take place in Athens beginning of next year and is funded by NRW Kultur/Transfer International

About the project:


»This is not a feminist project« is a multimedia online platform that presents the documented history of the Greek Women's Movement and showcases contemporary female stories via a living, digital archive/timeline. The platform incorporates a broad range of media, from audio-visual to digitised printed material.

As a segment of »This is not a feminist project’s« cultural/artistic activities, we would like to propose the realisation of an artists residency in collaboration with a selected female artist from North Rhine-Westphalia who works with new media and moving image, and is committed to engaging with diverse communities and exploring matters relevant to our initiative’s focus.

Read more clicking on this link.

Shortlist Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

15th June - 19th July

Pleased to announce that my piece "Serjoscha (Children's Bedroom) 2018" from the series Staged Photographs has been shortlisted for the Stanthorpe Art Prize and will be exhibited in their exhibition in Australia.

Winners will be announced on 15th June during the Gala Opening. Wish me luck!

About Stanthorpe Art Gallery

Located in the heart of the Granite Belt Queensland, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery tempts you to experience quality exhibitions of both national and local importance. An epicentre for all visual arts, the art gallery fosters a program of regional artist exhibitions and displays that are relevant to the history and character of the region.


The gallery, home to a permanent collection of almost 900 pieces, hosts specially curated exhibitions of traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, and fibre/ textile artworks.

This strong collection of noted artists’ works, is sourced from acquisitions made during the biennial Stanthorpe Art Prize.

'Cologne Residency' in the News


MUA. Rhythms from Home

04.11. - 26.11.2016

Jana Kölmel und Dennis Newie

MUA  Rhythms from Home


The exhibition „MUA” presents photographs and video works by Jana Kölmel & Dennis Newie. The center piece of the show is the documentary film „SAGER (South-Easterly Wind).” A film that tells stories on living between modern and traditional worlds, shot on Mua Island in the Torres Straits, Australia.


Opening: Friday, the 04.11.2016 at 7pm


Exhibition: 04.11. – 26.11.2016


Opening times:

Fr – Sat 5-7pm and by appointment




Ebertplatzpassage 5  

50668 Köln

MUA - Preview


Jana Kölmel, Dennis Newie, Hans Ahwang

18:00 h

The exhibition MUA is part of an exchange programme. I have invited Dennis Newie, director of the dance group ARPAKA together with the dancer Hans Ahwang to come to Cologne for an artist residency. On the night of the 27.09.16 they are performing a selection of their songs and dances, followed by a screening of my new film "SAGER (South-Easterly Wind)" that was shot on Moa Island.

The preview takes place at LABOR Project Gallery, and the exhibition is scheduled for November.


Ebertplatzpassage 5  

50668 Köln

Dennis and Hans will then give a workshop to the people of Cologne starting on the 3rd of October. Information about the workshop: Facebook Event

"Mit Anderen Augen Sehen" Kunsthalle Nürnberg

14.10.2016 - 15.01.2017

The exhibiton "Mit Anderen Augen" is travelling to Nürnberg in October this year. Lovely to see my work "Kaffeehaus" featured on the flyer for it's exhibition announcement for 2016.

Opening: 13.10.16 20:00

Check out Kunsthalle Nürnberg website for more information.


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