Johannes Paul Raether lives and works in Berlin.
His practice traverses various platforms in Performing and Visual Arts as well as in the Humanities by the way of his SelfSisters (alter egos), which emerge at various sites in public and corporate spaces. His works and performances were shown in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017), transmediale, Berlin (2017) the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016) Berliner Festspiele (2016), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), Fridericianum, Kassel (2015) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013). Recent Solo exhibitions include Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf (2017), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2015) and Ludlow 38, New York City (2014)
Raether publishes regularly in Texte Zur Kunst and co-edited the book Zeig Her, Führ Vor, Tausch Ein. Performance—Art—Academy (2013) He received the Villa Romana Price (2015) and was Artist in Residence at the Leuphana University Art’s Program (2016). Since 2016 he is Professor für Freie Kunst at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.