Wagehe Raufi

hidden architect

Diplom Praxis
Prof. Gunter Reski/Prof. Susanne M. Winterling


In the same way that we can be attracted to moonlight, we can also be attracted to other light sources. The distinction between original and imitation triggers confusion as soon as it becomes accessible in reality. In the work hidden architect, the relationship between bodies and surface and the accompanying possibilities arising from spatialised imagery is examined. The spaces generated for the video are based on images appropriated from science fiction films, which have been further processed using photogrammetry software. The modified and recycled spaces trigger memories of familiar film sets, while others allow us to take in unprecedented perspectives. The video installation considers questions of cinematic spatialization techniques as well as the question of the limits and the capacity for action when using software applications.

Diplom Theory
Prof. Dr. Marc Ries


The theoretical work places in question to what extent language support systems facilitate cyborgination, and how these apparently disembodied systems can conceal the merging of human and machine. For the sake of analysis, narratives, voices and bodies from different contexts were brought into play. While the practical side focuses on the visual, the theory focuses on the auditory level. The link between practice and theory lies in the study of the capacity to act and limits of software applications.


Geboren in Dissen am Teutoburger Wald

Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin/Offenbach am Main


2020 Diplom an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach a. M., Studium bei Gunter Reski, Julika Rudelius und Susanne M. Winterling

2018 bis 2019, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CN)



2017 SYN Award für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Residenz in den Meisterhäusern Bauhaus Dessau

2018 DAAD Stipendium, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

2019 Atelierstipendium Labor, Kunst- und Kulturstiftung, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim



2020 hidden architect, Kressmann Halle (S)

2020 moths as mess – Insecure carefree, Varrentrapstraße, Frankfurt (S)

2020 Touch me later – don‘t touch me now, raus.project, Kassel

2020 This is So Me, Opelvillen Labor, Rüsselsheim (S)

2019 Shift, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, kuratiert von Possygang

2019 L’Arbre du Soleil, Mountains Gallery, Berlin

2019 Ghost Sensations, NEW NOW Art Space, Frankfurt, Kollaboration mit Ventolin Art Space (AUT)

2019 Ich war noch niemals in der Schweiz, xhibit, Vienna, (AT)

2019 Junge Kunst mit Zukunft, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt

2019 And This is Us, Frankfurter Kunstverein

2018 Power Problems, Cage of the Crane, Beijing (CN)

2018 88. Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover

2018 Mapping Discomfort, Sprechsaal, Berlin

2018 Material als Experiment/Vergangenheit-Gegenwart-Zukunft, ZHdK, Zürich (CH)

2018 Forschungswerkstatt, Technische Sammlung Dresden

2018 body/tech, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt

2018 Festival der jungen Talente, Franfurter Kunstverein

2018 Einsteins Spürnase, Leopoldina, Halle (Saale)

2017 Ausstellung der Residenzkünstler*innen, Meisterhaus Gropius, Bauhaus Dessau

2017 Konsistenz & Existenz, Station Offenbach a. M.

2017 Smart Materials Satellites, Stahlhaus Bauhaus Dessau

2017 Cleaning and Value, IG Farben-Haus, Frankfurt a.M.