Johannes Paul Raether
Johannes Paul Raether lives and works in Berlin. At the center of his work are constructed identities (Avataras, AlterIdentities or SelfSisters) emerging at various sites in public space where they research, teach and tell stories. As colorful beings, made up from everyday objects, they discuss complex topics such as bio and reproduction industries, globalized tourism or occult substances in contemporary technology. Raether’s works and performances were shown at, among others, the 9th Berlin Biennale, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fridericianum in Kassel, Savvy Contemporary in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions took place at District in Berlin, Transmission Gallery in Glasgow, and Ludlow 38 in New York City. Raether publishes in Texte zur Kunst and is currently Professor at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf.