Birgit Jürgenssen (b. Vienna, Austria, 1949; d Vienna, Austria, 2003) began her artistic career in 1968 studying at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where, in 1980, she later Became a lecturer, preceding a fifteen-year position as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Jürgenssen has exhibited across Europe and North America since 1970, and falling on this time, had over forty solo shows, some have included: Birgit JürgenssenRankings, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria (2015); Birgit Jürgenssen: Works from the 1970s , Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2013); Birgit Jürgenssen Retrospective , Bank Austria Art Forum, Vienna (2011); footwear. Subversive Aspects of 'Feminism' , MAK, Vienna (2004) and Fra hout or später , State Gallery, State Museum, Linz (1998).  Notable recent group shows include elles @ centrepompidou , Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); Cupid Psyche Action - Vienna , The Feminine in Viennese Actionism, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2013), Privacy , Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2012), and MUJER [The Feminist Avant-Garde from the 1970s Works from the Collection Composite] , Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (2013).


Jürgenssen's work is part of many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna and Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg.