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.
In her work she shows a profound interest in spatial and social phenomena. In her long-term projects, she blends into the world that she is documenting– not only as an observer, but as an active part of her social surroundings. Be it as a co-driver in a truck on a route through Europe or joining the social life in the modernist housing project Alterlaa. Besides photography, she reveals her findings in lectures, guided tours, short videos and drawings.
Her series Du, meine konkrete Utopie about the viennese modernist housing project Alterlaa was awarded and exhibited in Europe and USA, published in ZEITmagazin and Monocle 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. In her exhibitions, her photographs are typically presented as large photoposters, pasted directly on the wall.
Selected lectures and exhibitions: Bremen School of Architecture, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Technical University Munich, Galerie Georg Kargl, 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.
Prints of all works available.
Portfolio upon request.
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