Christine Fenzl was born on February 5th 1967 in Munich, Germany. She studied photography at the school of photography in Munich. From 1989 until 1991 she lived in New York and worked as a freelance assistant for several photographers. In 1992 Fenzl moved to Berlin where she became fulltime assistant of Nan Goldin.
Since 1994 / 1995 Christine Fenzl is working as an independant photographer and had solo and group exhibitions in New York and Berlin and publications in magazines like " Die Zeit, Liberation, New York Sunday Times, Vogue" etc.
She already received various awards, scolarships and acknowledgements. In 2004 her work has been selected for the 3rd Berlin Biennial for contemporary art in Berlin.
Fenzl photographs children and teenagers in their living environment. In her series "Along the Peace Lines, Belfast" she portraits children who grow up with the political conflicts of a divided city. In "Gdansk, Poland" and " Karosta, Latvia", she documented social changes, the influence of the "West" and the lifestyle of a younger generation.
In her body of work " looking forward/ striking chance " world street football, Christine Fenzl followed 4 NGOs in England, Macedonia, Brazil and Kenya, who use the power of sport to transform the lives of some of the most disadvanteged young girls and boys.
In 2009 and 2010 during the artist in Residency Programm of the Senetate Chancellery Berlin she lived and worked for 3 months in Moscow on her series "moscow inside".
In addition to taking portraits of actors, writers, artists etc, portraits on assignements, Fenzl founded in 2012 together with Susanna Kirschnick "gOdigital" a digital photographic lab for fine art printing in Berlin.
Since 2008 she worked on a longterm project in her homebase city.
She portays the young generation living in the neighbourhoods belonging to the former East of Berlin.
Her book " Land in Sonne" (Hatje Cantz) was released in Oct. 2019, 30 years after Reunification.