Antonio Reetz-Graudenz was born in Ecuador and has lived in Berlin since he was four. He grew up in a family of artists and was influenced and inspired from an early age by friends of the family like the painter Sigmund Hahn and sculptor Rolf Szymanski. Reetz-Graudenz worked for several years as a car mechanic before going on to study architecture in Berlin. Today he is involved
in major construction and civil engineering projects, including the new construction of the U5 subway line in central Berlin.

Reetz-Graudenz has also devoted himself to photography for many years. His works have been exhibited in Vienna and Berlin.