Regina Maria Anzenberger
Born in Vienna/Austria. Artist, founder and director of the photographer’s representation AnzenbergerAgency, Vienna. www.anzenberger.com She has already started painting when she was 13 years old. Later she has gained extensive knowledge in virtually every area of print-media production, having worked variously as an illustrator, photographer and journalist. Her love of photography was strengthened by her experience as a chief photo editor for a range of Austrian magazines from 1983 to 1989. In May 1989 Regina Maria Anzenberger founded the Anzenberger Agency which today represents 50 outstanding photographers worldwide.
Since 1992 representation of the agency at the Visa pour L’Image photo festival in Perpignan/France with a stand, many evening screen projections and two exhibitions. 1995 the Anzenberger Portfolio CD received a mention as a „remarkable example of the potential for image presentation via television or computer“ at the Kodak Photo Book Competition. In 1996 Regina Maria Anzenberger was a member of the International Nominating Commitee of the Infinity Awards of the ICP in New York. 1997 Editor of the Book Regina Maria Anzenberger – 22 Photographers by Edition Stemmle Zurich.
1999 editor of the PI issue on Austrian Documentary Photography. 2001 Exhibition on Austrian Photography at the Leica Gallery New York. 2002 Curator of the exhibition on Pakistan by Christine de Grancy at the WestLicht/Leica gallery in Vienna. Founding the AnzenbergerGallery. Since then regular exhibitions at the gallery, Zeinlhofergasse 7, 1050 Vienna. 2004 Curator of the exhibition Ferdinand Schmutzer – A Photographic Discovery together with Uwe Schoegl from the Austrian National Library at the Ping Yao photo festival in China and in 2005 at the Naarden photo festival in the Netherlands. 2004 Lectures at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Prager Fotoschule, Kefermarkt, Austria. 2005 Exhibition Metamorphoses by Annet van der Voort at the Rencontres de la photographie Arles, France. Start of the AnzenbergerOnlineGallery www.anzenbergergallery.com
2006 Co-Curater of the exhibition The World of Sigmund Freud with photos by Ferdinand Schmutzer at the Leica Gallery in New York and the Austrian Embassy in Washington, USA. Jury Member of the CNN Journalist Award for the German speaking countries. 2007 Curator of the photo exhibition “The Character of a Painting ...” with the painter Alexander Waltner and photographer Andrei Liankevich. Collaboration with the Charity Auction “Art helps Africa” at the Lentos Museum of Modern Art in Linz, Austria. 2008 Member of the Nominating Committee of the Paul Huf Award by FOAM Fotomuseum Amsterdam and Prix Pictet. Editor of the books "east" and "Ferdinand Schmutzer - Photographic Works 1897-1928" both published by moser verlag Munich. 2009 Editor of the book "west" published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg.
In 2009-2010 she has developped a modern reprint portfolio of 12 motifs by Heinrich Kuehn in cooperation with the Austrian National Library and ISP.
2010 Master of the SEE Masterclass for 15 photographers from the Balkan region by World Press Photo and the Robert Bosch Foundation. Since 2012 she has been a jury member of the Critical Mass USA and Kaunas Photo Star in Lithuania.
In September 2012 she has moved with the gallery and agency from Zeinlhofergasse to a much bigger space at the former Anker bread factory in Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna where a new center for art and photography with about 10 galleries has been created.
Regina Maria Anzenberger has been a member of the Nominating Committee of the Prix Pictet since its founding in 2008 and of the Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo since 1997. She is regularly attending portfolio reviews as a reviewer and until now she has been at many international portfolio reviews such as Fotofest Houston and Paris, and the portfolio reviews in Bratislava, Kaunas, Zurich, Braga, Vienna etc.
Her own artistic works includes publications like "Philodendron" (exhibition catalogue with paintings, drawings and bw photographs, 2006), and books like "All about Golf", "The Dog Shakeera" (AnzenbergerGallery 2010) and „My Golf Diary“ (AnzenbergerGallery 2011). Her most recent work is a series combining photography, drawing, calligraphy and found objects and is called "extended".