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Rafael Ibarra

*Mexico City 1986

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2016       MA, Visual Arts, UdK Berlin, Prof. Tilman Wendland.

2015       Bachelor, Visual arts, UdK Berlin, Prof. Gregor Schneider, Prof. Tillman Wendland.

2013       Guest student at Institut für Raumexperimente Prof. Olafur Eliasson, UdK Berlin.



2023       Hold me tight. @Copyshop247. Berlin, Germany

                Warsaw > Kin < Berlin. Galeria Promocyjna, Warshau, Poland

                People we work with. Ksoik am Schäfersee. Berlin, Germany

                Sharon Paz, Rafael Ibarra. Kurt Kurt Project space. Berlin, Germany

                Intervention 1. ZF Project space. Berlin


2019        El animal Herido. Experimental Museum El Eco, Mexico City

                KunstKaufen. Karl Hofer Fundation, UdK, Berlin


2018        Flashback displacements. Vodoo 55, Berlin

                KunstKaufen. Karl Hofer Fundation, UdK, Berlin


2017        Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten. Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

                Future Nows 2. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin

                Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten. UdK, Berlin


2016        Who wants to die. Rk Gallery, Berlin

                Berlin Masters. Arndt Gallery, Berlin

                Misericordia. Meisterschülerausstellung. UdK Berlin

                Long night of the museums. Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin


2015        FAITH. Bachelor final exhibition. UdK, Berlin        

                In your Bones. Project presentation of KKWV, UdK, Berlin

                Triennale Weißense. Bürgeramt Mitte, Berlin


2014        Future Nows. New National Gallery, Berlin

                Schauwerk Berlin 6. Malzfabrik, Berlin

                Rundgang Prof. Wendland’s class. UdK, Berlin


2013        Accidental accomplishments. Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin

               Cero in the Corner. Rundgang  Prof. Lewandowsky’s class. UdK, Berlin

               National meeting for young Art. Aguascalientes, Mexiko


2012        Doublings. Kunsthalle at Hamburger Platzt, Berlin

                Franzisca Jordan, Rafael Ibarra. Gerken Gallery. Berlin

                German prize for young photographers.Photokina, Köln 

Fellowships, Awards


2022        Neustart Kultur. Kunstfonds Fundation.


2017        Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten. UdK Berlin

                Kunstfonds  Fundation working fellowship.

2015        Bernhard Heiliger Fellowship

                Project support of KKWV. UdK, Berlin


2012        Awardee, German price of young photography. Category Next level

Independent projects


2021   Calentura for Future. Mobile Dj Booth for the „Global Climate Strike“ Berlin, Germany

2020  We are connected. Demonstration and dance. Berlin, Germany

2011   El martillo. Inflatable sculpture for the COP-16 Demonstration, Cancún Mexiko

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