Mafalda Rakoš was born in Vienna in 1994. In addition to her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, she earned a degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology. She then moved to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she now teaches.
Her work has been nominated and honored several times at international awards, exhibited in museums such as the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Benaki Museum, Athens and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, as well as shown outside an art context at conferences on eating disorders or at the General Hospital in Vienna. Publications such as Die Zeit, Volkskrant Magazin or Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and organizations such as The Wellcome Collection have published her images.
Mafalda Rakoš lives and works between Vienna and Amsterdam, her third photo book A Story to Tell was published in 2020 by Fotohof.
2021. Galerie Westlicht, Vienna
2021. Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam
2019. Kulturetage Altona, Hamburg
2018. General Hospital, Vienna
2021. Under the Mushrooms, Kunst Haus Wien Garage, Vienna
2020. Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2020. Körper/Rituale, Fotogalerie Wien
2020. Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival
2019. Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague
2019. Beaconsfield Gallery, Boston
2018. Active, Engaged, Aware – Women‘s Perspectives Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Organ Vida Festival
2018. General Hospital Vienna, Congress for Eating Disorders
2017. The Photobook Phenonmenon, CCB Barcelona
2017. Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival
2017. Fotografia Festival, Rome
2017. Musée de L‘Élysee Lausanne, Image Night
2017. Circulation(s), Paris
2012. Encontros da Imagem, Braga