Sandra Ratkovic-18




Sandra Ratkovic (*1980, Frankfurt/Main) is a photographer from Berlin. She focuses on free artistic documentary photography and is interested in capturing everyday activities to tell stories of different places and different cultural norms.


Wily-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany (2024)
Levels Gallery, Myth USA, Berlin, Germany (2023)
Street Art in the Countryside, Kunstverein Donnersbergkreis, Germany (2022)
Street Art in the Countryside, SCOPE BLN, Berlin, Germany (2022)
Merseyside and Brexit, Sok Zadruga, Novi Sad, Serbia (2022)
Artist Residency and Exhibition Footnote Centre, Belgrade, Serbia (2021)
Merseyside and Brexit, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Potsdam, Germany (2020)
Parallel Biographies, Goethe-Institute Belgrade, Serbia (2020)
Parallel Biographies, mitOst Festival, Budapest, Hungary (2020)
Moscow, Kunstverein Hochrhein, Germany (2019)
Moscow, Kunstverein Erlangen, Germany (2019)
Parallel Biographies, City Museum Novi Sad, Serbia (2019)
In and out of EU, FLUCA Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2019)
Merseyside and Brexit, Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald, Germany (2018)
Moscow, Isherwood Gallery, Wigan Arts Festival, UK (2017)


  • Street Art in the Countryside, Monographic Catalogue, Kunstverein Donnersbergkreis (2022)

  • Merseyside and Brexit, Monographic Photography Book, Hatje Cantz Publishing (2020)

  • Moscow. Moscow. Москва, Monographic Photography Book, Hatje Cantz Publishing (2017)

  • Exhibition Catalogue “Parallel Biographies”, Museum Novi Sad (2019)


  • Exhibition and Catalogue Funding, Wüstenrot Stiftung (2024)
  • Kunst Residenz Kunstverein Pritzwalk (2024)
  • Exhibition Funding, Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (2024)
  • Exhibition and Project Funding, C.H.Beck Stiftung (2024)
  • Exhibition Funding, Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege (2023)
  • Project funding, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (2022)
  • Artist contacts grant, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (2022)
  • Stiftung Kunstfonds Neustart Kultur grant (2022)
  • Scholarship Kunstverein Donnersberg (2021)
  • Exhibition grant, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (2021)
  • VG Bild-Grant (2021)
  • Artist Catalogue Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds (2020)
  • ARTiges Award Exhibition Kunstverein Ottobrunn (2020/2021)
  • mitOst e.V. ,project funding for „Parallel Biographies Serbia-Germany (2018)
  • Moscow Photo Festival (2017)
  • Nominee Blooom Award (2016)
  • Cover photo  ”Best of 10 years Zenith Photography Award” (zenith, Stiftung Mercator, and Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland) (2015)



Spiegel, Zeit, Welt, taz, SWR, Tagesanzeiger Switzerland, Canada L’Express, Photonews, Fotohits, Der Greif, Deutsche Welle Russland, Deutschlandradio, WDR, Erlanger Nachrichten, Mannheimer Morgen, fluter, Black Iris, Tagesspiegel Berlin,, rbbKulturradio, RTV  and many more



Art History, University of Frankfurt am Main (Master Degree)
imago school for artistic photography, Berlin (photography education)




Sandra Ratkovic was selected for the annual artist residency at Kunstverein Pritzwalk, taking place in July 2024



Exhibition NACHLEBEN at Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin, 19.4. to 23.6.2024

Exhibition and photo book are supported by Wüstenrot Stiftung, C.H. Beck Stiftung, Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, Bayerischer Landesverband für Heimatpflege, Stalag e,V, and Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

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German Peace Prize for Photography 2023

On the shortlist for the German Peace Prize for Photography 2023

Afterlife / Was bleibt uns übrig.

A photography project by Sandra Ratkovic about guest workers (Gastarbeiter) from Turkey being housed in a former prisoner of war camp in Bavaria



Artist Residency and Exhibition in Belgrade in September 2021, supported by ifa- institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

Many thanks to ifa – institut für Auslandsbeziehungen for supporting my upcoming artist residency and exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia, at Footnote Centre for image and text in Belgrade, Serbia.



Scholarship Kunstverein Donnersberg – Artistic Research: Streetart in the Countryside

During my artist residency at the Donnersbergkreis Kunstverein, I deal with the topic “Street Art” in the countryside as a counterpart to street art in urban surroundings. Starting from the town of Obermoschel, I travel the region of Donnersberg – in search of creative intervention, expression, consciously or unconsciously which I capture with my camera by the means of artistic
photography. The search itself determines the direction and fills the theoretical approach with life. I want to get closer to people’s motivation to shape areas creatively that are visible to the public and to take possession of public space to a certain extent.


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Stiftung Kunstfonds supports catalogue production for „Merseyside and Brexit“

The production of the monographic artist publication „Merseyside and Brexit“ by Sandra Ratkovic will be funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds, as selected by the jury for 2020



Watch the complete video of my artist talk at Goethe-Institut Belgrade  

Full video of my artist talk at Goethe Institute Belgrade on 12.3.2020

With the art historian Sladjana Petrovic Varagic speaking Serbian and me speaking German. At the event, there was simultaneous translation. Thank you Goethe-Institute Belgrade for the kind invitation.

Screen Video


Migration of Artefacts 

Sandra Ratkovic is photo artist for the project „Migration of Artefacts“ (2020).

It is about measuring German-Russian memory spaces with the help of travel routes of artifacts.

In cooperation with the DAAD Lektorat Irkutsk (Siberia)