Birgit Rathsmann grew up in Germany and Indonesia. She is a filmmaker, animator and artist. She has created and directed animations in collaboration with a number of comedians including Lorelei Ramirez, Mary Houlihan, Tim Platt and Ikechukwu Ufomado. She directed a documentary film about women martial arts heroes and directors in films from Hong Kong and created an exhibition from 22 artist responses to the 1977 jail death of the Baader Meinhof Group. “Malpaso”, an exhibition she created with Alenjandro Almaza Pereda and Rick Karr for The Clemente (NYC) investigates a submerged church in Chiapas, Mexico.