Ronja Falkenbach *1989 is a german photographer based in Berlin and Koblenz. Educated at the University of Applied Sciences / Bielefeld, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design / Jerusalem and Chung-Ang University / Seoul.
Her interested in issues revolving around intimacy and themes emerging from it, working in documentary photography at the performative intersection. This performative is drawn from the empathic relationship that she develops during her projects with the individuals
of her photographs.

Social Networks as Instagram, Tinder or Couchsurfing are building the base of her research into subcultures in different locations and serve as a performative tool to connect body and place. Actions in front and behind the camera intertwine and through that the work is referring to herself, even if she never appears in the photographs. Truth as the base of the documentary photography is blurred with fiction, memories are constructed or true and start or end her psychological and existential journey.

education

2016 - 2021   Bachelor of Arts Photography and Media, FH Bielefeld

since 2021   Assistant from Loredana Nemes

2021   Participant of the Canon Student developing Programm at Visa pour l’image

2020   Assistance: Verena Brüning, Paula Winkler, Berlin

2020   Assistance: Anne Schönharting, Tobias Kruse, Jordis Schlösser, Berlin

2020   Internship at OSTKREUZ agency, Berlin

2019   Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Department of Photography,
             Erasmus+ Israel, Yaakov Israel, Uri Gershuni

2018   중앙대학교 Chung-Ang University Seoul, Department of Art, South Korea,
              DAAD Promos Scholarship, Sascha Pohle

2018   OSTKREUZ Workshop, Christian Pankratz, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

2017   Bildredaktion: Bild im Kontext - Workshop, Ute Noll, FH Bielefeld

2015 - 2016   Graphic Artist, TW Plus Agency, Koblenz

2010 - 2013   Vocational Training, Graphic Design

group exhibitions, awards & residencies

2022    Artist in Residence / 1. Lausitzer Fototage / Lieberose

2022    Artist in Residence / Studio Vortex / by Antoine D’Agata, Arles, France

2021    werkschau, Graduation Show "Light by Screen" FH Bielefeld

2021    "In the Evening", fotobus-society-showcase exhibition, Essen

2019    shortlist "cat on a leash" Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Greece

2019    back to the future - 19th century photography, curated by Uri Gershuni,
              Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2018    haeckgeoli - art book show  (curated by Sascha Pohle)
              중앙대학교 Chung-Ang University Anseong, Seoul, South Korea

2018    unauthorized 중앙대학교 Chung-Ang University Anseong at the cave,
              Seoul, South Korea

publications

Musikexpress, DE
ZEIT Campus, DE

photo-letter, DE

Zenevloed, NL
Mixmag, RUS
Electrónica & Roll, ES

Worldwide FM, UK
Groove, DE

DJ Mag, UK
Complex, UK

stays abroad

2019 Israel + Palestine
2018 South Korea
2015 Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam)
2014 New Zealand
2010 London

Using Format