Rosa Rendl


Rosa Rendl’s visual language is both pragmatic and sincere. Her photographs are visually downscaled and possess a minimalistic aesthetic, which encourages multiple interpretations. Austrian by origin, Rendl has been based in London as well as Vienna since the end of her postgraduate studies at University of the Arts London in 2010.

Rendl tends to use locations with raw and empty atmospheres in order to capture better the sense of awkward isolation that she aims for in her work. For Rendl, working in very small teams – sometimes only with the model – helps to enhance this feeling of secluded intimacy.
The exhibited photographs were produced in collaboration with Vienna based designers such as Petar Petrov and Isabelle Steger, and were specifically shot for the current exhibition. In these suggestive images, the model is portrayed in a contemplative mood, leaving the spectator unsure of where her conflicts lie.

Rendl’s photography has been published in magazines including Dazed&Confused, Metal Magazine, Novembre, HUSK and I Love You Magazine. She has worked for Hussein Chalayan and her photographs have been exhibited at group exhibitions in London, Paris, Porto and Vienna. In 2010 she won the Unit-f Editorial Award at 10 festival for fashion and photography in Vienna, and in 2012 she was granted an artist residency at the Cité internationale des arts Paris by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture. Right now Rendl is focusing on personal projects in Vienna and furthering her editorial work for fashion and art related magazines.