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Raisa Galofre is a Colombian-Caribbean interdisciplinary artist, photographer, curator and researcher working between Berlin, Germany and Barranquilla, Colombia. Her artistic work is informed by the hybrid and creole character of magic-realistic storytelling, the caribbean thinking/feeling/sensing and the carnivals.  She explores their narrative, aesthetic, sonic and performative characterisics as a means to reveal, question and counter-narrate western narratives and constructs.

Her photography embraces the clash, mixture and encounter of the opposites: real and fantastic, rational and mythical elements, which she translates into staged photographs and photographic sculptures. 


Independent Photographer available for commissions in portrait, editorial, product and documentary photography.(Full commercial Portfolio upon request)

Cultural worker at SAVVY Contemporary | The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, Berlin in the areas of Curation and photography (documentation)

Initiator of  MMM -Movements.Manifesting.Monuments (soon online!)

Member of bbk - Berufsverband bildender Künstler*innen Berlin(Professional Association of Visual Artists in Berlin)


2022   Specialization in Epistemologies of the South, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and Latinamerican Counsil of Social Sciences (CLACSO),online. 

2014    Master of Arts in Photography, University of Arts and Design Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany

2009    Bachelor in Communication Sciences and Journalism, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia

Curatorial & Research projects

2021 - 2022    CO-CURATOR  + RESEARCHER
SAVVY Contemporary. The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, Berlin, Germany.
Project: Magical Hackerism or the Elasticity of Resilence.

CURATOR Invocations prorgram (Symposium) of the Magical Hackerism project at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

SAVVY Contemporary. The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, Berlin, Germany.
Project: Spinning Triangles: Ignition of a School of Design. SAVVY Contemporary's way of engaging with 100 Years of Bauhaus.

SAVVY Contemporary. The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, Berlin, Germany.
Project: Whose Land have I lit on now? Contemplations on the Notions of Hostipitality.
A SAVVY Contemporary project in the framework of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. In Collaboration with Or Gallery, Vancouver.

Project: Un análisis de los elementos narrativos y del lenguaje cinematográfico, posmodernos presentes en los relatos audiovisuales de la Nueva Ola del Caribe. Grupo de Investigación en Comunicación y Cultura. Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla, Colombia.

ConocerTV: a series of theoretical and practical seminars on critical thinking towards mass media developed in High Schools in Barranquilla, Colombia.


2021 Fashion Photography and since 2016 Object Photography for Design students at the University of Arts and Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle.(Teaching concept and portfolio upon request)

2022    Recipient, NEUSTARTKULTUR, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, DE

2021    Recipient, Artist residency at Plataforma Caníbal in Barranquilla, COL

2020    Recipient, Berlin Global Stipend by the Senat Department of Culture of the city of Berlin, DE 

2020/21 Recipient, Project Funding by the Chamber of Employees Bremen, DE

2020    Recipient, 3rd place prize Münzenberg Forum Kunstwettbewerb in photography, Berlin, DE

2020    Shortlist, Arabic Divan Photography Award with the series: Echando pa’lante
2020    Finalist, Top 10 Finalist – Lucie Foundation and Musée Magazine, In Isolation: You, Me, We, in the Portrait category, Los Angeles, USA

2020    Shortlist, International Photo festival GETXOPHOTO, Series: Concrete Discontinuities, Getxo, ES

2019    Recipient, Artist residency: BangaloREsidency, Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Hosted by IIHS Bangalore. In collaboration with Marvin Systermans. (October - December 2019), IN

2019    Shortlist, Felix Schoeller Photo Award. Category: Portrait, series: Show me your Europe, DE

2019    Nominated, Lucie Foundation Fine Art Photography Scholarship Awards, nominated work: In the Beginning was the Sea, Los Angeles, USA

2018    Nominated, Lucie Foundation Fine Art Photography Scholarship Awards, Nominated work: Photography Mestiza, Los Angeles, USA

2015    Finalist, Profifoto New Talents Awards 15/2, Series: Aus Hand und Stein, DE
2009    Recipient, One year Scholarship Young Researchers Program, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, COL

2009    Recipient, Silver Medal for Academic Achievement, Barranquilla, COL

2009    Recipient, recognition for scientific work for the Bachelor Thesis, COL

2008    Recipient, Best Filmminuto “El sueño de Julieta” Dir. Claudia Ávila, Imaginatón Festival. Art Direction and Photography, Bogotá, COL

Works in Film

Documentary: “La Hija de la Luz”, 52 min, Dir. Roberto Flores Prieto, Kymera Producciones. Barranquilla Colombia

Short Film: “Maquillaje para Ciegos”, 12 min, Dir. Viviana Goelkel, Kymera Producciones. Barranquilla, Colombia

2007    DIRECTOR
Documentary: Al Son de Rebolo, 8 min, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
Solo/Duo exhibitions

2020    Notes on Feelings & the Power of Women in Jazz, Galeria Korytarz, Jelenia Góra, Poland

2019    Concrete Discontinuities. Narratives of Dwelling and Becoming in the Urban. An exhibition in collaboration with Marvin Systermans at the IIHS, Indian Institute for Human Settlements in the Framework of BangaloREsidency, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, India.

2019    Aus hand und Stein, Centro Cultural Cayena, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, COL

2015    Eurasian-Unity Backstage, in the framework of the Intl. Womein in Jazz Festival Halle, Saalesparkasse, Merseburg, DE

2014    Women in Jazz... das Gefühl, in the framework of the Intl. Women in Jazz Festival Halle, Saalesparkasse, Halle/S, DE

Group exhibitions

2023 HOT IN AUGUST - Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, DE

2022 Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography. Series: Daughters of the Muntu, Bamako, Mali

2020    A la Calle! - GETXOPHOTO International Photo Festival, Series: Stay at home, in collaboration with Eva Gjaltema, Getxo, ES

2019    ALARUM - Online group Exhibition curated by Ardesia Projects for PHmuseum

2019    ALARUM, Exhibition by Ardesia Projects, in the framework of the Soft Power Platform: European Artist convention, Berlin, DE

2017    Menschen bei uns, neben uns, mit uns, Hoepfner Stiftung, Karlsruhe, DE

2016    DER GREIF - Guest Room by The Photocaptionist, Online exhibition

2015    10MAL10BURG100, Museum of the City Halle, Halle/S, DE

2014     Master Graduates exhibition, Raum Hellrot, Halle/S, DE

2014     Photokina Academy, Cologne, DE

2013    Annual Exhibition, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle/S, DE

2013    C.A.R Contemporary Art Fair Ruhr, Essen, DE

2013    PLAN F I - PLAN F II, April & October, City Hall, Halle/S, DE

2010    AQUÍ Y AHORA: Miradas Estéticas, Anthropology Museum, Barranquilla, COL

Talks & Workshops


︎ Colomboscope interdisciplinary arts festival – Language is Migrant, Workshop: Time Documents: The processes of building collective memory through exhibition and live-art photography with Sri Lanka’s photographers community, December 10, 2021, online
︎ Indian Institute of Human Settelments, Masterclass: Perspective matters: Telling stories from the Global South, Bangalore, India
︎ International Symposia Cátedra Europa, Lecture: Dialogues with archives: Re-imagining History through photography, March 19th 2019, Barranquilla, Colombia

Features & Publications


︎ The New Institute, #02/22 –  On Hope, featuring  a selection of photographs from various of my works
︎ Missy Magazine, #01/21 –  Kultur & Gesellschaft, Bildstrecke: Raisa Galofre Cortés, Germany, 2021
︎ Musée Magazine Vanguard of Photography Culture, Issue Fall 2020 In Isolation: You, Me, We top 10 Finalists: Echando pa’lante (Marvin Systermans & Raisa Galofre) + Online feature
︎ Exit Imagen & Cultura, No. 80In the Beginning was the Sea, Spain, 2020
︎ aint - bad Magazine  In The Beginning was the Sea, UK, 2019
︎ Hayo Magazine, Issue 3 hierzulande, Canada, 2017
︎ Menschen. Bei uns. Neben uns. Mit uns, Exhibition Catalog Published by the Hoepfner Stiftung, Germany, 2017
︎ 10mal10Burg100 – Exhibition Catalog in cooperation with the Museum of the City Halle Published by the University of Arts and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Germany, 2015
︎ 2015 BURG Yearbook, Burg Giebichenstein Kuntshochschule Halle, Germany, 2015
︎ Profifoto, Magazin für Fotokultur und -Technik Aus hand und Stein, Germany, 2015
︎ HANT Magazine: Schöne Neue Welt, Issue 04 hierzulande, Germany, 2014
︎ Jazzfestival Women in Jazz Halle Catalog Photo Exhibitions: Women in Jazz...das Gefühl and Eurasians Unity- Backstage, 2013 und 2014. Published by Cultour-Büro Halle, Germany 2013/14


︎Joia Magazine – Raisa Galofre: rompiendo narrativas exoticistas del Caribe colombiano, Chile, 2021
︎Cartel Urbano. Periodismo Callejero y Cultura Alternativa  Una mirada íntima al confinamiento en Barranquilla, Colombia, 2020


︎ Schule Ohne Rasissmus – Schule mit Courage ︎ Archive Books (Berlin) ︎ Galerie im Turm (Berlin) ︎ SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) ︎ Galerie Wedding (Berlin) ︎ Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Halle/Saale) ︎ EAC Network ︎ Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft e. V. (Köln) ︎ Galerie im Volkspark (Halle/Saale) ︎ Cultour-Büro Halle Ulf Herden (Halle/Saale)︎ Internationales Women in Jazz Festival Halle (Saale)

︎ Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung ︎ Monilola Ilupeju ︎ Emeka Ogboh ︎ Caroline Bertram ︎ Samira Hodaei ︎ Stephanie Cuff-Schöttle ︎ Magda Korsinsky ︎ Sarah Claire Wray


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