My name is Mieke. I’m a hamburg based artist. I try to preserve moments to share them with you.

I hope you enjoy the selection of my artworks. You’re welcome to contact me at penikan@gmx.de if you are interested in cooperations or commissions.

I was born in Hamburg and got my diploma in fine arts there at the HfbK.

I am always inspired by my environment and world events. Mostly, however, it is the people in my environment and their various living conditions that I try to capture and appreciate in my work.

In many works, however, I also grant deep insights into my own soul life.

My imagery and the way I deal with issues allow the viewer to participate in my conciliatory view of things without depriving them of the freedom to make their own reference.

 I use different media, depending on the topic, and don’t let myself be pigeonholed. Since the beginning of the pandemic I have been working on the series of works and objects „Floating rocks“ in order to create an exile for the soul during this difficult time. From supposedly „dry“ building materials, I create strange worlds that invite you to dream.

            Artistic career

  • 2023 Inside out, Alleswirdschön.EV
  • 2022-2023 Zwischenräume, Pop up – Galerie Zwischen.raum, Hamburg
  • 2022 „Unser Land“, Habibi-Atelier
  • 2021 Hatchi Artfair, Alleswirdschön.EV
  • 2011-2017 University of Fine Arts
  • 2016 creation of a video commission for the single „so near so far“, v. J. Friedrich
  • 2012 lead vocals on the soundtrack of the internationally award-winning, socially critical Video work “Comparing Now and Then” by Nina Wiesnagrotzki
  • 2012-2011 participation in the internationally known Krachkistenorchester v.T. cartridge
  • 2011 Opening gig at the opening concert of the Matti Braun exhibition in Paris
  • 2010 Performance at the Matti Braun exhibition at the Kunstverein Braunschweig
  • 2009 guest appearance, opening act at the Fist Monks concert at Gipsy Apes, Hamburg
  • 2008 Interventions in Urban Space, Hamburg
  • 2008-2007 exhibition at the DPV, Hamburg
  • 2002-2001 fee-based drawings & murals & animation jobs, Turkey