* 1954

Irene Andessner was born 1954 in Salzburg and studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna as a student of Arnulf Rainer und Max Weiler and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Since the 1980ies the self-portrait is a central theme in her artistic oeuvre. She works mainly with techniques of photography and video and developed the concept of self-portraits as self-staging through role-play. Irene Andessner lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg.

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