Hahn-Paula, Manuela (Rabe Perplexum)

BORN 27 Dec 1956, München, Bayern - DIED 15 Jul 1996, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Hahn-Paula, Manuela Margareta
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide with medications
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Westfriedhof, Baldurstrasse 28 (066-2-31)

Rabe Perplexum was the artists' name of Manuela Hanh-Paula. She was a performance artist and a painter. In 1986 she received the Neue Ausdrucksformen im Bereich Bildende Kunst (New ways of expression in the area of Visual Arts) prize.

Recurring themes in her work were death and suicide. She drank heaviliy and always took risks. In 1996 she took an overdose of medications and she was found death in her home in Munich. She left no note.


Rabe Perplexum's grave at the Westfriedhof, Munich. Her real name was Manuela Hahn-Paula.
Picture by Androom (20 Mar 2002)


Rabe Perplexum – sub-bavaria

Haibel-Weber, Sophie

Published: 13 Dec 2009
Last update: 02 May 2022