Anita Fricek was born in Vienna in 1967, where she lives and works. She studied at Studio Hamilton in Florence, at CUNY, Queens College, New York and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, a recipient of the Austrian State Stipend for Fine Arts, and had residencies in London and Sydney. She has exhibited widely over the last 25 years in both solo and group exhibitions, including Turner Contemporary, Margate; MUSA Vienna; Künstlerhaus, Vienna; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Artspace, Sydney; and CAC, Vilnius. For 15 years she has developed an extensive painting project investigating pedagogical models, and is currently working on the theme of gardening.