Eva Schlegel’s work includes photography, photo-based objects, and experiential and immersive installation works. Using varied media such as photography and video on lead, mirror or glass, her work is often rooted in scientific phenomenon and questions the limits of perception of common viewing habits. Since 1995, Eva Schlegel has completed numerous public art projects in Austria and abroad and is collected by over 40 major institutions including the Albertina Collection, Vienna, Austria, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria, Norton Museum of Art, Miami, FL, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria, New York Public Library, New York, NY, TEUTLOFF PHOTO + VIDEO COLLECTION, Bielefeld, Germany
Schlegel’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe, including the K2 Kunsthalle Semriach, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Artbox MQ Haupthof, and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the 15th International Biennale of Architecture, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paris Photo, Ferdinadeum, the Tiroler State Museum, Museum Liaunig, Museum of Natural History, Vienna, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Transforming office buildings, universities, and public spaces, her numerous public art projects are found in Copenhagen, Vienna, Munich, Mikulov, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Basel, and London. In 2011, Schlegel was the Commissioner for the Austrian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, where she was previously represented as an artist in 1995. Schlegel was born in Tyrol, Austria and lives and works in Vienna.