BIO | WORKS



CURRENT

Cultural mediator, designer education programs at Gesellschaft für humanistische Fotografie, Berlin.

New series: Foto im Kontext - reflecting on the way we see. 



PREVIOUS

2018 – 2020 Collaborating artist at KontextSchule, Universität der Künste, Berlin

2014 – 2016  Photo assistant to photographers John Angerson and Mark Cocksedge, London.

2012 – 2013  Staff photographer and cultural mediator at Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, Lyon, France. 


EDUCATION

2018 – 2020   KontextSchuleUniversität der Künste, Berlin

2018 – 2019   Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin. Seminar Sibylle Fendt: Europe

2017– 2018    Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin. Seminar Thomas Meyer: Identity

2013               St Martin's School of Art, London. Reportage photography

2012 – 2013   Université Lumière Lyon II, Lyon, France

                          Professional MA Cultural Mediation: conveying of the arts and knowledge through image.

                          Dissertation: Portraying the life of Romanian Roma in France: the role of the image and its maker. 

2009 – 2011  Université Lumière Lyon II, Lyon, France

                         MA Audiovisual studies, specialisation documentary cinema and photography 

2007 – 2009  University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom. International Relations, Philosophy, French


 


EXHIBITIONS | SCREENINGS
 

2021

How to walk a line. The Pulse under my Skin, Berlin. Virtual exhibition here.

2020
   
Wie man eine Linie geht. Kurzfilmtag, Die Beginen, Rostock
 

Plattenkrise. DokKa Dokumentarfestival, Karlsruhe - Winner Best Short Documentary. Interview here.
 

Operation Himmelblick. Begehungen 2020 Festival, Chemnitz
 
 
Es wird gewesen sein. C7 Galerie, Mannheim (OFF//FOTO Mannheim). Virtual exhibition here.
 
2019
    

#OurSummerOfLove (winner instagram). Palais Populaire, Berlin


Diskursalon presents: On Migration. Group Show and Panel. Sprachsalon, Berlin


I can't recall the melody, but it was beautiful. Transmitter, Berlin


Heimspiel. Deine Zauber binden wieder. Group Show Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie. Provino Club, Augsburg


The Cycle Diaries. Female Flavours. TATWERK, Berlin 


Heimspiel. Deine Zauber binden wieder. Group Show Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin    


2018

 

Selected Memories. Group Show curated by Loosenart. Millepiani, Rome


Ulrike, Commended Portrait, Sony World Photography Awards. Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin. Virtual exhibition here.


Heimspiel. Solo Exhibition. Mama Kalo, Berlin


Ulrike, Commended Portrait, Sony World Photography Awards. Somerset House, London. Virtual exhibition here.


FluchtpunktIdentity  Group Show Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie. Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin


2017

    

Exploraçao. Solo Exhibition. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris. Virtual exhibition here.


2015

     

Images et Humanitaire. Group Show and Panel. Bibliothèque du 1er, Lyon (invitation by Médecins du Monde)


2014

 

Roms, entre autresSolo Exhibition. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris


Roms, entre autres. Solo Exhibition. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Lyon


2013

 

Roms, entre autres. Solo Exhibition. Le Lavoir Public, Lyon (Biennale of Contemporary Art)


Raisin d’être. Jardin des Miroirs, Paris (Printemps de la Bio, 2nd Jury Prize)


2012

 

The Bricks of the Lane. Solo Exhibition. Kahila, London


Préjugés d’Ici et d’Ailleurs. Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon (part of Dialogues en Humanité)


2011

 

Préjugés d’Ici et d’Ailleurs. CCO, Villeurbanne (part of Migrant’Scène Festival)


Reflections from Jenin (short film 30', director). Fusion Festival, Mecklenburg 


2010 


Leo (short film 9', director). Centre d’animation, Paris (part of Cris de la ville)



COLLECTIONS


2021  Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum, Ulm 



PUBLIC SPEAKING 


2020  On placemaking. Panel discussion at Chaos Computer Congress, digital world.


2019  On subjectivity in the construction of narrative. Panel discussion at Diskursalon: On Migration, Berlin.


2018 On Brazil’s current environmental policies. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris. Written interview here.


2015 On the photographer’s role in contemporary humanitarian reportage. Round table with Médecins du Monde, Bibliothèque du 1er, Lyon 


2013  On inclusion policies aimed at Romanian Roma families in Lyon, France. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Lyon



FEATURED IN PRESS

2021 On housing and rooftops. arte tracks


2017 On female refugee chefs in London, for documentary A la recherche des femmes chefs (Vérane Frédiani, France 2016). Trailer here.


2016 Mazí Mas: The life-changing restaurant. Independent

2015  On female refugee chefs in London, Interviews with AFP and BBC


2015 Meet the Migrant Women revolutionising the Food Industry. Huffington Post

2014 The New Radicals. Guardian 

 


COLLECTIVES


Operation Himmelblick
 Women making Art in Public Space
 Human Systems
' Future Togetherness Kitchen



Inspirations (selection) Moises Saman, Taryn Simon, Josef Koudelka, Klea McKennaWing Shya,Janet Cardiff, David Alan Harvey, Sebastiao Salgado, Jane Bown, Lucia Berlin, Bruce Davidson, Gillian Wearing, Paolo Pellegrin, Hannah Höch, Toni Morrison



Contact | mara.klein(at)posteo(dot)de


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