Michael Willöfer was born in 1977 in former East-Berlin, Germany. He studied Law and Criminology at Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Recht Berlin and later he studied Architecture at Technische Universität Berlin and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has lived about 10 years in Mexico City, where afterwards he studied a Master Degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Participant of the prestigious Seminar for Contemporary Photography at Centro de la Imagen Mexico. Recipient of a grant from the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores Mexico, 2015.
His works in the field of artistic photography have a documentary approach and are conceptually oriented. Among other projects, he has been working on a long-term project called NARVARTE which deals with traces of violence, poverty and crime in the Mexican provinces since 2015.

He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico.
He currently lives in Berlin.

Social Media

Instagram: @michaelwilloefer


2022 Ignacio Rosaslanda, Berliner Zeitung

2022 PiB - Photography in Berlin - Curated Art Guide No. 43

2022 Galerie Erstererster Narvarte, Berlin

2022 Rocio Benitez, El Universal Querétaro, 2022, Spanish

2019 Transit Lychen - MKNÜDRWDI

2018 Robert Klages, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

2015 Giorgio Lavezzaro, Imagen en diálogo, El Excélsior México


2022 Narvarte, Galerie Erstererster, Berlin

2022 Half the Sky - Mitad del Cielo, Museo de la Ciudad Querétaro, Mexico

2021 Nuevo Mundo, Inkarma, Berlin

2019 The Mexico Project, Filmfestival Globale, Halle (Saale)

2015 También fue una isla, Academia de Artes Visulaes AAVI, Mexico-City

2014 El perro negro – and other observations, Galería KAN, Mexico-City

2013 Tabasco #300, Galería Miau, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Group Exhibitions

2022 Blickwechsel, Mexican Embassy in Berlin

2019 MKNÜDRWDI, Transit Lychen, Brandenburg

2015 Privada Roja Abierta, Mexico-City

2015 Salon TEA, Mexico-City

2013 Taller Espacio Alternativo, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

2010 Nieuw West, ACF Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie, The Netherlands

2009 Mexican Film Festival, DeBalie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands