Dr Elisabeth Weissensteiner was born in Vienna in 1958 and has lived and worked in Melbourne since 2003. She has worked as a practicing artist since completing her PhD in German Philology and Art History at the University of Vienna in 1983. Weissensteiner’s multi-disciplinary practice traverses sculpture, photography, video, installation and technology-based work. In recent years her work has been chosen for numerous large-scale public sites and commissions. She frequently holds solo exhibitions both in Australia and across Europe.
In Weissensteiner’s upcoming solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, Bodies and Spirits, the artist will present a new body of ethereal photographic and sculptural works. These new pieces continue Weissensteiner’s exploration of how we, in the present, are affected by our family histories and ancestral roots whilst also delving into the notion of an unknowable past.