Arno Ritter was born in Vienna in 1965. He studied journalism, history and philosophy at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 1995, he was secretary of ÖGFA (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur/ Austrian Society for Architecture). Since 1995, he directs and organizes the exhibition space "aut. architektur und tirol" in Innsbruck (formerly Architekturforum Tirol), which he positioned as a place for the presentation of architecture, art, design and graphic design, as well as a space for interdisciplinary discussion on creating our living environment. Since 1999, he has been a member of the "Landeskulturbeirat für Tirol" (cultural advisory board of Tyrol). From 2000 to 2005, Arno Ritter was a board member of the "Architekturstiftung Österreich" (Austrian foundation of architecture) and from 2005 to 2009 member of the advisory board "Kunst und Bau" (art and building) of the province of Vorarlberg. From 2003 to 2012, he had a lectureship in architectural criticism and also in curatorial practice at the University of Innsbruck. In 2009/10, he was a lecturer at the Institute for Transmedial Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2012, he was commissioner of the Austrian contribution to the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Since 2015, he has been on the advisory board of the "Werkraum Bregenzerwald" along with Peter Zumthor. As editor and author, he mainly publishes on architecture, photography and art.