Esra Rotthoff was born in 1981 in Berlin. She graduated from the renowned Berlin University of the Arts and was honored for the Meisterschüler (Phd in Art). She has won numerous awards including The Red Dot Award (2006, 2008), The IF-Award (2008, 2009), The Canon Profashional Award (2009), Sappi Award (2010), Gute Plakate Award (2012) and has been nominated twice for Deutscher Designpreis (2009, 2010). Following a two month artist-residency program in Istanbul, she showed her work at the Contemporary Istanbul 2012 as her premier showing in Istanbul. She is collaborating with theaters, singers and writers all over the world to realize her visual ideas.