Petra Zechmeister graduated from the University of Industrial and Artistic Design with Prof. Gsöllpointner in Linz. From 2001 she lived and worked in New York for 15 years. She has participated in countless exhibition projects and cross-media projects (photography, video and film) as well as screenings at home and abroad. Since 2016 she is back in Austria, internationally well connected and established in cultural management at the intersection of communication and art. For Bad Ischl - Salzkammergut 2024 she is curator for the field of visual arts.