Born 1947 in Nürnberg, Germany. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria
© Lisl Ponger
Lisl Ponger, “Phantom Fremdes Wien” (Phantom Foreign Vienna) (film still), 2004. © Lisl Ponger
Lisl Ponger is a visual artist. She made her first film in 1979 and has subsequently authored fourteen additional films which have been presented in venues all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) and film festivals in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Nyon (France), Duisburg (Germany), Munich (Germany), Cork (Ireland), Tokyo (Japan), Cairo (Egypt), Barcelona (Spain), etc. She was awarded the Austrian State Prize for film in 1994 and the Lower Austria Visual Arts Prize in 2003. Her photographic work is concept-based, located in the context of issues related to ethnography and art, migration and identity. She was Visiting Professor of Artistic Photography at the Vienna University of Applied Arts in 1998/99 and 2001/02. During the past three years, she has taken part in exhibitions such as: Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany); Routes (Grazer Kunstverein, Austria); Organisational Forms (Galerie Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia); The Bourgeois Show (Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden); and at the Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, together with Destiny Deacon, etc. Her most recent work, the film “Phantom Fremdes Wien” (Phantom Foreign Vienna) has been shown in the Wien Museum, April 2004, and will be presented in the up-coming shows Shake at OK (Linz, Austria); Tour-ism at Fondacion Tapies (Barcelona, Spain); Trading Places at the Pumphouse Gallery (London, United Kingdom); and Black Atlantic at Haus der Kulturen (Berlin, Germany). She also had a solo show in Galerie Charim, Vienna, in June. For more info, please visit: and
Contribution: Participates in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus, with “Phantom Fremdes Wien” (Phantom Foreign Vienna), 2004. Super8 film transferred to DVD, 27 min. Courtesy of the artist.