Risa Kusumoto is a visual artist and a storyteller based in Berlin. No matter if starting from text, an image or something more abstract, she observes from multiple angles, absorbs and slowly discovers the underlying narrative. Born in Japan, raised in Brazil, USA, Germany and Canada, she relied heavily on visual communication throughout her childhood as a way to cope with the constantly changing languages around her. She was quiet, rarely said anything outside, but tried extremely hard to make sense of what was going on through drawing. Today, she continues to explore the diverse ways we can enjoy our complex world.