1970 born in Dresden Germany


art and design education

1986-1988 foundation studies Art & Graphics (Abendstudium) HfBK Dresden

1990 Stipendium Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg AUT, Klasse Malerei Prof. Sandro Chia

1990-93 artist assistant in Italy & USA

1993 newcomer artist, illy Art Collection, Illy cup, Italy

1993-1994 foundation studies Art & Design, LCF London

1996-1997 internship U Collection, Emanuel Ungaro Paris

1994-1998 BA (Hons) Fashion Print Central Saint Martins

College of Art & Design London UK


p/t artist assistance, site specific projects, art video performances, exhibition set ups 

(various dates and venues)

Sandro Chia, Melli Ink, Kerim Seiler,

Grieder Contemporary Showroom Berlin 




German, fluent English, conversational Italian

professional practice

1990-ongoing artistic works, visual arts

1999-2007 freelance textile designer & artist assistant in London UK, various international clients

2008-2010 design tutor and Dean of fashion AMD Berlin

2010-2016 freelance university tutor HTW Berlin

2015-ongoing freelance tutor and herbalist founder of Fiber&Heart® Studio in Germany

2018-ongoing works on paper under new artist name

Simi Ninati, creates textile art for Fiber&Heart®

2020 self-published artbook on the other side- auf der anderen seite



2000-2014 international premium textile design trade shows: Premiere Vision Indigo Paris, Pitti Filati Florence, Directions New York, Heimtextil and others

2006 Illy cup MOCA Shanghai China, group exhibition

2008-2014 Heimtextil FfM solo exhibit booth

2014 commission for Trendforum Heimtextil FfM

2015 Textile Art Berlin solo booth

2016 Textile Art Berlin solo booth

2017, 2018 Desert & Denim, Joshua Tree CA USA


lives and works in Germany

sketches from spiritual archeology series, watercolor and acrylics on paper, 2018 ©Simi Ninati