04driving05Verena Bayer finished her education at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute. Upon graduation she worked with Leo Fuchs, an Austrian-born Hollywood veteran who spent 21 years (1944 -1965) shooting some of the most moving and memorable images of ‘50s and ‘60s film icons. He had a major retrospective at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar academy) in Los Angeles in 2001. “Shooting Stars: Photographs by Leo Fuchs” included photographs taken on and off the sets of such legendary films as “Exodus,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Nun’s Story,” “Cape Fear,” and “Lover Come Back”.

Verena curated two exhibitions for Leo Fuchs, at the FNAC Montparnasse, Paris, France and at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. and worked with Leo on his book “Leo Fuchs: Special Photographer from the Golden Age of Hollywood“. Currently she lives & works in Austria.

Past Shows:
26.10.2012 – 26.02.2013:  ” A black & white perspective of two cities: Berlin – Toronto” with Fabio Mascarin, Axel Hotel Berlin; Opening night Oct. 26th, 7 p.m. | Sound by Epy (Trust)

2012: “”, Tamsweg, Salzburg

2011: Diaporama “In Between”, Paris Photo (Lensculture Fotofest Paris), Galerie Spéos

2011: Diaporama “In Between”, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Arlatino

2010: “LAb4911” Kubus EXPORT Der transparente Raum (Valie EXPORT), Vienna; with Michael Wildmann, Irene Prieler, Gert Brantner

2010: “Verstreute Augen andere Gedichte | Sehbilder zu Ernst Jandl” Grundstein Gallery, Vienna

2010: “The Artvertiser – Augmented Reality Adbusting” Transmediale, Berlin

2009: “BlowUp” Galerie Spéos, Paris

2006: “BerlinMotion” St Nicodemus Church, Berlin

2002: “L.A. Driving” Winner of the Concours photographique de l’ École Centrale de Paris

2000: “Sculptures de mode” Femmes 3000, Espace Montorgueil, Paris

2000: “Bodyscapes II” Spéos Paris Photographic Institute

1999: “Bodyscapes I” Spéos Paris Photographic Institute


2011: “Kubus EXPORT 2009 – 2010 | Aktionen im Glaskubus von VALIE EXPORT”

2010: “Yo.v.a.³ Young Viennese Architects” (ISBN 3709103347)

2008: “Quando si vive” (ISBN 9788889767115)

2007: “Immagini calme” with Gert Brantner, “Silent Images | A reflection on photography”

2003: “Von der Partei zur Party – Der Berliner Fernsehturm als
graphisches Symbol”
(ISBN 3000122079)

1999: “Bleu et rouge” in Munken Young Photographers


12/2012: Artconnect Berlin – Interview with Verena Bayer