Isa Rosenberger (*1969 Salzburg) studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1993) and the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.In 2008 she received the Otto Mauer Prize and in 2012 an Outstanding Artist Award. (1996).
A central aspect of Isa Rosenberger’s artistic practice is the contextualisation of historical events in our present world, i.e. how a re-telling of history and the established narrative influences, extends or calls into question our view of history. The main artistic method used by Isa Rosenberger follows the principle of montage, counterposing media images, narration and temporality. The documentary form undergoes multi-perspectival consolidation through a combination of archival material, mise-en-scène, performative (re)enactment, and dialogical formatting in the sense of oral history. (Georgia Holz 2018)
Recent solo exhibitions include Camera Austria, Graz; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz and Secession, Vienna. She has also held teaching positions at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Vienna University of Technology and the Technical University of Graz.
Isa Rosenberger lives and works in Vienna.