Cornelia Thonhauser

VitaBorn and raised in Vienna, Cornelia Thonhauser works as a photographer and creative director with a main base in Berlin. Thonhauser holds an MA in art history from the UCL in London, and studied photography at the Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts. Her creative approach moves between photography, video and performance art. She explores and orchestrates surrealist abstractions, and transforms objects and human bodies into atmospheric visual landscapes. As a creative director she is involved in numerous multimedia projects, which are frequently showcased in institutions around the world. The desert regions of the American West form a core theme of her photographic oeuvre, and serve as a boundless source of the artist’s geological and sociological explorations. A book of photographs depicting the man-made paradise within these barren landscapes is expected to be released in 2020.