Ronja Falkenbach *1989 is a german photographer based in Berlin. 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.

She is a member of contemporary photography collective AFF Galerie as well as Unbinding Histories Collective.


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

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

2020   Internship at Ostkreuz Agentur der Fotografen GmbH, 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

Scholarships & Awards

2024 August-Sander-Preis, Shortlist

2021 Fördergesellschaft FH Bielefeld e.V.

2019 Erasmus+, Israel

2018 DAAD Promos, South Korea


2022 Artist in Residence, Studio Vortex by Antoine d‘Agata, Studio Vortex Arles, France

2022 Artist in Residence, Lausitzer Photo Days, 1. Lausitzer Fototage Lieberose, Germany

2022 Wacken Rock ‘n Roll Photography Workshop with Pep Bonet, NOOR Images

Group Exhibitions

2024 Connect, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea upcoming

2024 Into the Night, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, Italy

2024 Unbinding Histories, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa upcoming

2024 Ka Space for Visual Culture & Artistic Thinking, Ankara, Turkey upcoming

2024 Keep Your Eyes Peeled , AFF Galerie, Berlin, Germany 

2023 Vertraute Fremde, Bilder der 1. Lausitzer Fototage , Atelierhof Werenzhain, Doberlug-Kirchhain, Germany

2023 Lausitz im Wandel , Schlosswiese, Lieberose, Germany

2023 Past & Present , Pavillon 333 at Pinakothek der Moderne and ZIRKA, München, Germany

2023 Lange Nacht der Kunst - Perspektiven , Die Weberei, Gütersloh, Germany

2023 Keep Your Eyes Peeled , AFF Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2022 Mixed Feelings , Omega Bar, Berlin, Germany

2021 werkschau, Graduation Show, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Bielefeld, Germany

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

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


since 2024 AFF Galerie

since 2022 Unbinding Histories


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

stadtsprachen magazin, DE

Stays Abroad

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

Using Format