Eva Schlegel (*1960 ) studied fine arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After several stays abroad she was a professor of art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1997 to 2006. In 2011, she was commissioner for the Austrian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. As a freelance artist, her work in photography, installation, painting, and film focuses primarily on architectural and immaterial space and its perception by the viewer. Since 1985 her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad. She designed the Austrian Pavilion together with Coop Himmelb(l)au as part of the Venice Biennale in 1995 and participated in the Kochin Biennale in India in 2017, together with Carl Pruscha. Besides her exhibitions in galleries and museums, Eva Schlegel implemented permanent, site-specific projects in Basel, Copenhagen, Mumbai, Stockholm, Vienna, and San Francisco, among others.