Marlene Heidinger (*1996, Vienna) is a painter and animation-film maker based in Vienna, Austria. She studied painting and experimental animation under Judith Eisler at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at the École de Communication Visuelle in Paris. Currently she is enrolled in the postgraduate program for curatorial studies (“ecm”) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Marlene Heidinger draws inspiration from scripted reality formats, voyeurism and the lack of privacy in modern day media. Her artistic practice strives to find new ways of portraying complex topics through mostly whimsical approaches. She works both in the still and the moving image, which allows her to discover new approaches to multidimensional storytelling. Her works have been exhibited in Vienna, London and Paris. In addition to her work as a visual artist, she is a founding member of the curatorial collective Sicc.Zine, that has a strong focus on representing sequential art. Visit her website for a full CV and list of exhibitions & prizes.