David Reiber Otálora (*1992) is a German-Colombian artist and filmmaker who was born in Münster and grew up in Bogotá. In his cinematic as well as sculptural works he deals with exoticisms and colonial representations of the so-called other and explores possibilities to affirm them as the basis of fantastic and ambiguous narratives. A recurring element in his work are objects that change the climatic conditions of the room, such as air conditioners, radiators or fans, which are often overlooked due to their functionality.
He recently exhibited at Klosterruine Berlin (2021), ELGARAFI Bom Dia (2021) and Dortmunder Kunstverein/Urbane Künste Ruhr (2021). His exhibitions, screenings and projects include Tropical Frenzy at Kunstverein Gießen (2019), Intimate Matter at Bärenzwinger Berlin (2019) and Hi Ventilation at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (2019), Musée de la Porte Dorée (2018), Kassel Documentary Film Festival (2017), Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (2017), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (2017).
From Oct—Dec 2021, David Reiber Otálora is a resident at the KunstVereineRuhr.