Verena Andrea Prenner is an Austrian sociologist and artistic photographer. She undertakes long-lasting sociological field research f.e. in refugee camps in the Middle East, in Central Africa, or in the Viennese red-light district, and deals with different fringe groups as edges are known to define the middle. For her artistic projects, she works with non-professional volunteers or casual passers-by to express individual reflections and views on societies in form of stage settings.
Verena participated in solo and group exhibitions and art programs internationally in India, the USA, Malaysia, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Greece, Estonia, Portugal, Turkey and a few more. In 2021 she received an Art Award from the State of Lower Austria for the artistic and cultural examination of human dignity. Artworks of her can be found in the National Austrian Photo Collection, the Art Collection of the State of Lower Austria as well as Upper Austria, and in various private collections.