Rico Mahel was born in Güstrow, Germany, in 1989. He grew up in Berlin what led him to the Lette Verein where he studied photography from 2008-2011. He has a very distinct way of expressing in art and builds up a dark world which always contains the maimed human being. Rico Mahel switches between photography and film. In 2011 he started studying directing at Berlin film school (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin).
Mahel’s work was shown in several group and solo exhibitions. He lately won a photography price (appreciation) from the OPUS cultural magazine and was last seen in the HONK! Magazine.