Eva Schlegel was born 1960 in Hall, Austria. She lives and works in Vienna, where she studied fine arts at the University of Applied Arts. After several stays abroad she was professor of art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1997 to 2006. In 2009 she was announced chairwoman of the council of the Art University in Linz, where she stayed until 2018. In 2011 she was commissioner for the Austrian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. As a freelance artist, her work in various media such as 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. In 1988 and 1992 she took part in the Sydney Biennale and in 1990 in the Aperto at the Venice Biennale, a fringe event for emerging artists. 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 also implements permanent, site-specific projects, including in Basel, Copenhagen, Mumbai, Stockholm, Vienna, and San Francisco. Numerous publications of her projects are available.