She is a curator and editor of contemporary photography, based in Graz (Austria); in 1980 she co-founded the specialized magazine “Camera Austria” of which she has been editor in chief until 2010, publishing 112 issues. She supervises the photographic archive of Pierre Bourdieu that is hosted by Camera Austria; from 1995 to 1999 she was the artistic director of “steirischer herbst”, a contemporary arts festival held in Graz. Frisinghelli has been involved in teaching activities in Vienna, Graz and Zurich.
Exhibitions (selection): 1993 WAR, 1° Austrian Triennal of Photography, Graz; 1994 Another Continent, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo. 2003 Pierre Bourdieu. Images d’Algérie. Une affinité élective, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Camera Austria, Graz; 2007 I am not afraid. The Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, Camera Austria, Graz; 2008 Langhans Gallery, Praga; 2010 Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; 2012 Time, Place, and the Camera. Photographs at Work, The Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina.
Publications (selection): Co-editrice di Allan Sekula: Titanic’s Wake, Graz 2003; Pierre Bourdieu. In Algerien. Zeugnisse der Entwurzelung, Graz 2003 (francese: Pierre Bourdieu. Images d’Algérie. Une affinité élective, Paris, Actes Sud 2003; inglese: Pierre Bourdieu. Picturing Algeria, Columbia University Press, New York, 2012). 2006 Golden Years. Materialien und Positionen zu queerer Subkultur und Avantgarde zwischen 1959 und 1974, Graz; 2010 Seiichi Furuya: Mémoires. 1984 – 1987, Graz.
Camera Austria is a private association, based in Graz (Austria), founded by artist Manferd Willmann and Christine Frisinghelli. Through exhibition projects since 1975, symposium on photography since 1979 and the publication of the quarterly magazine “Camera Austria” (created in 1980), this institution supports the promotion of the debate around the role of photography as a contemporary artistic practice.