Rory Midhani

b 1989 Birmingham, England. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


I explore Queer and trans life through cardboard dolls, high energy murals and narrative drawings. My pieces are character-focused with a strong sense of place and story. I am interested in creating work that takes the viewer to the places in between binaries- between male and female, between sweetness and sleaze, between struggle and liberation.


“He draws you into Berlin’s most infamous, darkest corners – and makes you smile.”
Andy Dohmen, iHeartBerlin


“His drawings, murals and cardboard scenes take an affectionate, comedic peek into Berlin’s darkrooms, shedding light on that “grimy” unknown that outsiders discuss with excited reverence and ignorance. His pieces are a celebration of Queer cruising culture and the minutiae of Berlin’s unique club landscape.”

Andrew Cottrill, Berlin Loves You



  • Education
  • 2013, UWE, BA Illustration, Bristol
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018, United, Gologorski Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • 2015, The F Word, Amsterdam
  • 2015, Colours Festival, Berlin
  • 2013, Zeitgeist, Queer Cultural Centre, SOMArts, San Francisco
  • 2013, TranScreen Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013, Secret 7", Mother Gallery, London
  • 2012, D&AD New Blood Spitalfields, London
  • 2012, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle
  • 2012, Secret 7", Idea Generation Gallery, London
  • 2011: Memento III, Art EZ, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2011: Art of Nurture, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
  • 2010: The Big Draw, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol
  • 2010: Gender Trouble, The Watershed, Bristol
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018, Confessions in a Darkroom, r-1992 artspace, Berlin
  • 2017, All Aboard, Kapitan, Berlin
  • 2016, Nip Nip Hooray!, The CLUB, Berlin
  • Publications
  • Buzzfeed / / iHeartBerlin / Flow Magazine / Curve / Kaltblut / Siegessäule / The Devastator / Diva / Autostraddle / WeHeart / Berlin Loves You

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