Johannes Paul Raether

Johannes Paul Raether lives and works in Berlin. His work centers on constructed identities (›Avataras‹, ›AlterIdentities‹, and ›SelfSisters‹) appearing in various places in the public space, with the aim being to research, teach and tell stories there. They are colorful beings emerging from everyday objects and are dedicated to complex themes such as reproduction and biotechnologies, globalized tourism or occult substances of contemporary technology.

Raether’s work and performances have featured in the 9th Berlin Biennale and in exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Fridericianum (Kassel) and Savvy Contemporary (Berlin). His latest solo shows took place at Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Transmission Gallery (Glasgow) and Ludlow 38 (New York City).