Pixel Art - Pixel Kunst Malerei - Maria Rapela


Maria Rapela


Born, 1979, San Jose, Costa Rica
Since 2008 lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Since 2009 member of BBK Berlin, Association of Professional Artists of Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

2022-2023 – Gesundheitzentrum am Potsdamerplatz, Retrospektive, Berlin, Germany    

2018 – Space between A and B, 7 Mares, Berlin, Germany
2015 – Trazos, líneas y manchas, D. Gonçalo Bom, Berlin, Germany
2012 – 48 Std Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
2010 – NeonChocolate Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007 – Acrylics. Cultural Institute of Mexico, San Jose, Costa Rica
2007 – Pastels charcoal serie. Gallery Dau al Set, San Jose, Costa Rica
2007 – Pastels charcoal serie. Café-bistrot Galerie Valandra, San Jose, Costa Rica
2006 – Pastels charcoal serie. Café Galería Te for Two, San Jose Costa Rica
2004 – Pastels charcoal serie. Carlos Monge Alfaro Library, UCR, Rodrigo Facio Headquarters, San José, Costa Rica
2004 – Figurative Pastels charcoal serie. Alliance Française, San Jose, Costa Rica
2000 – Casa de la Cultura Popular José Figueres Ferrer, Barrio Escalante, San José, Costa Rica
1999 – Pastels charcoal serie. Regional Headquarters of the University of Costa Rica, Liberia
1999 – Casa de la Cultura Popular, San Ramón, Costa Rica
1998 – Big Openning at Multicentro Paco, Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica

Collective Exhibitions

2022 – BAAM, Berlin Affordable Art Market, Berlin,Germany

2022 – The Ballery, Pop up exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2022 ‘’Peace and Fruits’’, Forum Factory, Berlin
2021 – Taumel der Tatsache, Salon K, Berlin  

2020 – Fragmente, Kunstraum Reuter, Berlin, Germany
2016 – Cinco Sentidos, Iberoamerica e.V, Jena, Germany
2015 – Galería Serendipity, Acud, Fieber Festival, Berlín, Germany
2014 – La Rayuela – Berlin, Germany
2013 – Studio 26 Gallery, Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
2013 – Gallery Serendipity, Acud, Fieber Festival, Berlin, Germany
2012 – Berliner Liste, Artfair, Berlin, Germany
2012 – Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London, England
2011 – Etnia VI, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
2011 – Fieber Festival, Gallery Marzia Frozen, Landsberger Alle 54, Berlin, Germany
2010 – Art Open Space, Potsdam, Germany
2010 – Space Wallonie, VI Latin American Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
2009 – Space Wallonie, V Latin American Art Fair, Nocturnes du Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
2005 – Alliance Française, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
2004 – Alliance Française, at the Conference on Costa Rica of the Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Lyon, France
2002 – Veracruzana University, Centralamerican Anthropology Congress, Xalapa, Mexico
1999 – FECOU, University of Costa Rica, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica

Professional life & other projects


2019-until now. Founded her own photography company – Maria Rapela Foto mariarapelafoto.com and develope a photography serie of women artists

2011-2017 – Co-founder and coordinator of the Festival of Ibero-American Female Artists in Berlin: Fieber Festival, Germany

2007-until now – Independent author of blogs, web content and photography: unaticaenberlin.blogspot.com, Sanjosposible.blogspot.com
2010-2012-2013 – Written and photographic reportage for the Lakino Latin American Film Festival in Berlin, Germany

2012-2019 – Customer Service, Social Media and Online Commerce, Susbside Sports, Berlin, Germany
2010-2011 – Customer Service Junggästehaus, Stadtmission, Berlin, Germany
2009-2010 – Customer Service City Hotel, Berlin, Germany
2006-2008 – Customer Service, Hewlett-Packard, San José, Costa Rica
2005-2007 – Film production assistant for different independendent projects, San José, Costa Rica (Paz Fábrega, Hernán Jiménez, Laura Astorga).

Education & Personal Development


2021 – Kunst und Karriere, Lok, Berlin, Germany

2020 – Stop-motion workshop with visual artist, Carolina Boettner, Berlin, Germany
2020 – Interkulti Business Hub, Frauenalia, Berlin, Germany
2020 – Art und Zukunft, Frauenalia, Berlin, Germany
2019 – Stop-motion workshop with Dipl. Alberto Couceiro, Filmarche, Berlin, Germany
2019 – Photography and lighting workshop with Marc Orsini, Berlin, Germany
2019 – Photography and lighting workshop with David Vendryes, Berlin, Germany
2015 – Doppio Fondo Art Print Residence, Venice, Italy
2014 – Printmaking techniques residence, Artprintresidence, Arenys de Munt, Catalonia, Spain
2013 – Lab43, Residence for engraving techniques, Venice, Italy
2000-2005 – Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Costa Rica.
1996 – For a painting, wins scholarship and travel through Spain and Bolivia, Ruta Quetzal, Argentaria
1996-2005 – Scholarship holder and outstanding student at the workshop of the Master in Painting, the Argentinean Eduardo Barracosa. Theoretical and practical training in painting and drawing with various techniques and marked influences from European and Latin-American painting.
1994 -Begin to attend drawing classes with live model. Attends regularly until 2005 in the workshop of the artist and Master in painting, the Argentinean and graduate of the University Emiliano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires, Eduardo Barracosa. San Jose, Costa Rica
1994 – Start of the artistic education and production.
1992 – Introduction to the world of art, workshop at the Fabre Museum, Montpellier, France


Private Collections

Her work is part of private collections in Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Germany and Australia.




-Her paintings and drawings have been on the cover of Philosophy and Social Sciences magazines, (Universidad Nacional de Costa RIca), posters and records.
-A study carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has decided to use one of his works on the cover (Equality, Equity and Gender Mainstreaming Policies – What are we talking about?)
-She has collaborated with the Association Art and Prison e.V. and the association for gender equality América Latina Genera.


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