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Zara Pfeifer was born in Cologne, Germany in 1984. She studied Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Photography at the Friedl Kubelka School for Artistic Photography Vienna. Zara Pfeifer is based in Vienna and Berlin.

Her long-term project Du, meine konkrete Utopie about the Viennese modernist housing project Alterlaa was awarded and exhibited in Europe and the US, published among others in ZEITmagazin, Monocle Magazine, DUMMY Magazine, TANK Magazine and premiered as a short film at Diagonale–Festival of Austrian Film. The photobook Du, meine konkrete Utopie was published by Kerber Verlag in 2017.

For her ongoing work Good Street! Zara Pfeifer accompanies truck drivers on their routes across Europe.

Zara Pfeifer was invited by galleries, architecture and photography festivals, universities, cultural institutions and magazines throughout Europe and the US to display her series in exhibitions, screen her short film, give interviews and present her work through lectures at conferences and universities.

Amongst others at: Galerie Kernweine Stuttgart, Roundabout Berlin, BDA Hamburg, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, HafenCity University Hamburg, ENTKUNSTUNG Berlin, Bremen School of Architecture, Technical University Munich, Galerie Georg Kargl Wien, FvF–Friends Space Berlin, Crush Curatorial New York, CAMP Prague, ARCH+ Berlin, AzW Architekturzentrum Wien, Technical University Vienna, CAFx Copenhagen Architecture Festival, One Architecture Week in Bulgaria, Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale in Albania, CP Projects Gallery in New York, Galerie f4.5 München, Krinzinger Projekte Wien, Fotogalerie Wien and Fotohof Salzburg.


Collaborations, commissions and teaching assignments were established at the HafenCity University Hamburg, TU Vienna, TU Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Since 2017 she gives guided tours in Alterlaa for the AzW – Center for Architecture Vienna.

Since 2019 Zara Pfeifer has a teaching position at TU Vienna with her own course about Architecture & Photography.

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