I’m an architect, artist and observer, inspired by cities and the people that bring them to life.

I love to travel, to sample exotic food and to draw whatever unravels in front of me.

When not traveling, you can find me, pen in hand, at my favorite café in Berlin.


Curriculum Vitae

Emma Rytoft  (b. 1982, Sweden)


Emma moved to Switzerland with her family in her early teens and has been on the move ever since.

She has a masters of Architecture from Lund University in Sweden. Two of her student years she spent in Paris where she studied color theory and land art in addition to architecture.

Upon receiving her Masters in 2007, Emma moved to London to spend 2 years working there and taking further art classes at Central St. Martins. She then moved to Shanghai and spent 4 years exploring Asia before returning to Europe in 2012.

Since 2013, Emma lives and works in Berlin. Over the last couple of years, she has completed murals in places such as Berlin, Bonn, Dubai and Munich. She has also exhibited selected works on paper at galleries in London, New York and Berlin and worked on commisions for magazines such Elle Décor.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019     Mexico, Tu Tambien, Berlin

2019     Gemichtwaren, CoMa – Container of Modern Art, Munich

2016     Shark, YBDD gallery, Berlin

2013     Anonymous City, YBDD gallery, Berlin

2013     Anonymous Shanghai, ArtCollective, London

2013     Meandering Cities, Matzform, New York

2011     Shanghai Dreams, Jiashan Market, Shanghai


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Monumenta, Leipzig

2018     Wandelism, Berlin

2011     Hongmen Live Art Show, Shanghai


Public Murals

2018     100 Jahre Revolution, Podewil – Alexanderplatz, Berlin

2017     The Lion of Luque, Luque, Spain

2016     Post Your Letter here, Schöneberg, Berlin

2016     Coffee in Beijing, Beijing

2015     Worldwide Cooperation, GIZ, Bonn

2014     May the Coffee flow freely, Berlin


Private Murals

2018     Garden Dreams, Oxford

2017     Superheroes and Stars, Berlin

2017     Coffee in the Garden, Vejbystrand

2016     Bavarian Breakfast for two, Munich

2016     Garden Party, Berlin

2015     International Family, Dubai

2013     We met in Shanghai, Zug



2017      Libertines Magazine – illustration for article on heartbreak

2012      Elle Interior – illustration for article on Milan Design Week

2012      Alien & Shanghai – illustrated book on expat life in Shanghai