Born in Bolzano in 1954. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venezia and afterwards she studied painting, graphics and photography at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin where she graduated in 1983. After a semenster in New York she starts her painting activity first in Berlin then in Rome. At the same time she won the chair of Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, where she taught until 2005, later on she obtained the chair at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She lives and works in Rome and Berlin.