"Always on the move" – my life motto

Bank busines management assistant, fully qualified undertaker and managing director of the family business, academically trained communication designer, art historian (PhD), Founder and editor of ELKEBACKES-ARTDIALOG.COM. That is my professional background. Whether as a service provider in a serving profession or being involved with applied and fine art: It is always the communication that determines my career. My special interest is in the holistic contemplation of a situation taking the spacial and social context into account. This holistic attitude is reflected in my scientific work and my journalistic and artistic staging of text, photos and moving pictures. Developing spacial concepts for people in fear-laden spaces, using art for support and facilitating the healing process, brings all my competencies and philosopies to the point. A job made for me and a next step …

Academic works on the road to new projects at KURA CONCEPTS

  • Preliminary Bachelor examination: Konzeption und Entwurf einer zeitgemäßen Trauerbegegnungsstätte
  • Bachelor thesis: Wie lässt sich Kunst im Medienzeitalter präsentieren? (In conjunction with the specifically designed and implemented art event Kommunikationsverfolgung)
  • Master's thesis: Kolumba. Die Evolution eines Museums (holistic view of the communication concept under the aspect of architecture, structures of the collections and the history of the diocesan museums in Germany)
  • Doctorate: Der Kamillus Stil. Dominikus Böhm als Corporate-Designer für den Kamillianerorden (Research of the collection of building in Mönchengladbach, consisting of a hospital, monastery and church)


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  • B.A. Communication Design (Studies at the Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign, Cologne)
  • M.A. History of Art (Studies at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)
  • PhD in History of Art at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Title of the doctoral thesis: Der Kamillus-Stil. Dominikus Böhm als Corporate-Designer für den Kamillianerorden)
  • Since 2016: Publisher and author of Atelierbesuche.com.
  • 2017–2020: Editor in chief of the art magazine Meet Pablo, which was published via media cooperation in Handelsblatt, Rheinischen Post and Münchner Merkur as a supplement


Own publications:

  • Kolumba. Die Evolution eines Museums. B. Kühlen Verlag, Mönchengladbach 2015, ISBN 978-3-87448-399-5.
  • Der Kamillus-Stil. Dominikus Böhm als Corporate-Designer für den Kamillianerorden. The thesis was published as an eBook by ULB Düsseldorf: Link to the eBook



„Kunst hat den Charakter des Befragens. Das ist ihre Antwort. Kunst ist unnütz. Das ist ihre Nützlichkeit. Kunst ist eine immaterielle Welt. Das ist ihre Materialität.“

Johannes Cladders

About me

Jogging spurred on by my playlist • Travel and discovering the world • Design and fashion, my other passions in addition to art



This band of girlfriends, who keep me grounded, are crazy like myself and who are there for each other in any crisis.