Birgit Jürgenssen

1949–2003

Birgit Jürgenssen, ‘Jeder hat seine eigene Ansicht / Everyone Has His Own Point of View’ 1975, printed 2006
Jeder hat seine eigene Ansicht / Everyone Has His Own Point of View 1975, printed 2006
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Biography

Birgit Jürgenssen (1949–2003) was an Austrian photographer, painter, graphic artist, curator and teacher who specialized in feminine body art with self-portraits and photo series, which have revealed a sequence of events related to the daily social life of a women in its various forms including an atmosphere of shocking fear and common prejudices. She was acclaimed as one of the "outstanding international representatives of the feminist avant-garde". She lived in Vienna. Apart from holding solo exhibitions of her photographic and other art works, she also taught at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Artworks

Birgit Jürgenssen Nest

1979, printed 2011

Birgit Jürgenssen Ohne Titel (Selbst mit Fellchen)

1974, printed 2011

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