Renate Bertlmann is the first major contemporary artist to occupy the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019. With this choice, curator Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein has selected an artist whose work holds an essential position in the history of Austrian feminist performance and is also highly respected in the international feminist avant-garde.

Lauren accompanied the artist for half a year with her camera and followed the development process up to the opening. The resulting portrait was made available for visitors to the pavilion to view via QR code.

Venice Biennale 2019
Photo by Philipp Schulz