Born 1994, grew up in Vienna, Austria.
Attended Vienna Institute of Graphic Design and Audiovisual Media, department of photography.
Mafalda Rakoš has realized various long-time projects in Vienna and other regions of the world such as the Middle East, India and West Africa. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers and was shown in various festivals such as Encontros da Imagem Festival, Portugal, Voies Off, Arles, KOLGA Tiblisi, Georgia, as well as in Vienna. She is received various awards and honorable mentions for her work such as the Prix Revelation SAIF, the Documentary Project Grant, the „Jugendinnovativ-Prize“,Self Publish Riga-Dummy Contest as well as the Kassel Photobook Award and the European Publishers Award for Photography.
She enrolled her studies in anthropology at Vienna University (2013) and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2014), while pursuing her own photographic projects and doing commissioned work .
*1994 Korneuburg, Austria
2008 - 2013 Attending department of photography in Vienna’s school of Design and Audiovisual Media (‘Die Graphische’)
2012 | Stay for 6 months in Kafountine, Senegal as exchange student
2013 | Enrolled in Vienna University, department of anthropology
2014 | Enrolled in Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, department of photography
2010 | "Dominica", Galerie Kandinsky, 1070 Vienna
2012 | "Times Like These", Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal
2013 | "Il y'a des jour sombres", Screening at Voies Off Festival, Arles
2013 | "3rd Generation", Screening at Voies Off Festival, Arles
2013 | "Il y’a des jours sombres", Showroom Die Grünen, 1170 Vienna
2014 | "Collected Projects" at Pavillion Grapelli, Encounters of International Young Photography, Niort
2014 | "Body & Device" at Pavillion Grapelli, Encounters of International Young Photography, Niort
2014 | "Paradise Sellers", Bebop, Vienna
2014 | "Il y'a des jours sombres" at KOLGA Tiblisi Photo, Georgia
2014 | "Il y'a des jours sombres", screening at Oberlick Festival, Germany
2014 | "Building Blocks From Live" [group], European Month of Photography at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2015 | "Rundgang Show Art&Photography" [group], Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2015 | "3rd Generation" Screening at Just Another Festival, Delhi, India
2016 | "Unfolding Truth: Photographs by the DPFAwardees" [group], Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City
2016 | "Rundgang Show Art&Photography" [group] Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2017 | „I want to disappear“ at Circulation(s) Festival for Young European Photography, Paris, F (upcm.)
2017 | „I want to disappear“ at Les nuits de l’image / Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne (upcoming)
2017 | „I want to disappear“ at International Congress for Eating Disorers / Alpbach, Tirol (upcoming)
2017 | „I want to disappear“ at FOCUS photo festival, Mumbai / India (upcoming)
2018 | „I want to disappear“ at Congress for Eating Disorders / AKH, Vienna (upcoming)
2011 | Alex Webb / Magnum, Rebecca Norris Webb "The anatomy of Photobooks", Brooklyn, NYC
2013 | Paolo Woods / Institute, Salzburger Sommerakademie "Stories!", Salzburg
Residencies & Scholarships
2013 | Salzburger Sommerakademie: Nachwuchststipendium
2014 | Artist in Residency: CACP Villa Perochon, Niort
2016 | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Förderungsstipendium
Awards & Funds
2013 | Jugendinnovativ-Award: 1st Place in Category “Design” for the book "3rd Generation"
2013 | Prix Revélation SAIF during Voies Off Festival, Arles
2014 | Most Beautiful books of Austria: Honorable Mention for "3rd Generation"
2014 | Sony World Photography Organization Youth Award: featured in "Commended Portraits Section".
2014 | Recipient of The Documentary Project Fund, Emerging Vision Award for "I want to disappear"
2014 | KOLGA Tiblisi Photo, Georgia: Shortlisted in Documentary Project, Single Shot
2014 | Self Publish Riga Dummy Contest: 2nd Prize for "3rd Generation"
2014 | Fotobookfestival Kassel DummyAward: 2nd Prize "3rd Generation"
2014 | European Publishers Award for Photography: Honorable Mention for „3rd Generation“
2014 | Encontros da Imagem Book Award: Honorable Mention for „3rd Generation“
2014 | 1st Prize „Kultursalon Hörbiger : Humanistic Photographs“, Vienna Austria
2015 | Month of Photography Vienna „Eyes On Connect Project Review“: 1st Prize for „I want to disappear“
2016 | Photobook Exhibition at Athens Photo Festival, Greece: Shortlisted with „I want to disappear“
2016 | Photobookaward of the Royal Society of Photography, London: Shortlisted with „I want to disappear“
2016 | SCAN Photobooks in Terragona, Soain: Shortlisted with „I want to disappear“
2016 | The Photobookmarket at Encontros da Imagem, Braga/Portugal: Shortlisted with „I want to disappear“
2014 Nominée for World Press Joop Sward Masterclass
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