Constanze Ruhm is an artist, filmmaker and curator. From 1987-1993 she studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 1991-1993 at the Institute for New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. In 1996/97 visiting professor for visual communication at the Offenbach University of Art and Design. In 1998 she received a grant from the Schindler program at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. From 1999-2006 she was on the board at secession in Vienna. Curator of the exhibition "Fate of Alien Modes" in secession Vienna (2003); curatorial projects in the framework of the haus.0 program at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (together with Fareed Armaly), at the ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the Neue Galerie in Graz. From 2004 to 2006 professor for film and video at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, since 2006 professor for art and media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has participated in international exhibitions, film festivals, publications, and symposia ("Utopia of Sound", with Diedrich Diedrichsen, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, 2008). Her artistic practice concerns the relationship between art, cinema, new media, and performative forms, examining questions of female identity and representation.