Filmmaker, commercial director, fashion photographer, artist, activist … over the course of his career Ralf Schmerberg (born 1965) has been called many things. His unconventional way of seeing and understanding the world has made him one of most prolific visual artists of today.
Much of Schmerberg’s work is driven by a keen interest in social action and exchange with an aim to generate contemporary interventions in the social sphere. The online platform dropping knowledge and projects like THE TABLE OF FREE VOICES, or films such as PROBLEMA and POEM, open up opportunities for large-scale discourse and sustained reflection. In 2008, Schmerberg founds the art collective Mindpirates. With their collaborative and experimental activities in the public space, the group quickly asserts itself as an essential element of Berlin’s cultural life.