Born in Austria, Ursula Mayer currently lives and works in London. She graduated in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and went on to study at the Royal College of Art, London in 1995 finishing her MA at Goldsmiths College, London in 2006. Since 1996 she has exhibited internationally. Mayer works across a range of media including film, video and photography. Her films show the interweaving of space and time as well as the seduction of the image as the essence of film and cinema. She explores performative staging and perception patterns in photography and film, referencing popular music, avant-garde and classical hollywood films as well as architecture.