Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2024

Apr, May, Jun

Eva Müller | Writer and Illustrator

Eva Müller | Image: Thoraten Wagner
Eva Müller | Image: Thoraten Wagner

Eva Müller is a freelance cartoonist, writer, and artist. She lives and works in Hamburg. Her stories are published internationally, presented in multimedia readings at festivals, cinemas, literature houses, and museums, and have won several awards. She is also an activist and cultural worker, most recently as co-founder of the Comics Union under the umbrella of documenta fifteen.  

As part of her project at Villa Aurora, Eva Müller is planning a graphic novel that will shed light on the lives of the four women killed by Fritz Honka: Frieda Roblick, Gertrud Breuer, Anna Beuschel, and Ruth Schult, who are virtually unknown. These reconstructed biographies are representative of many biographies of women in the FRG of the 1970s, who often fought hopeless battles for their existence.

Selected Works
2022 | Scheiblettenkind (graphic novel), Suhrkamp Berlin
2022 | Stereo Total’s Party Anticonformiste (anthology), Ventil Verlag Mainz
2021 | Too Tough to Die (anthology), Birdcage Bottom Books, New York

Selected Prizes and Awards
2023 | Scholarship, Fritz-Hüser-Institut Dortmund, for Scheiblettenkind
2022 | Artist in Residence, Koneen Satio Foundation, Finland
2021 | Artist in Residence, Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France