*1972 in Kitzbühel, lives in Vienna
Ruth Kaaserer studied sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. From 2005 to 2008 she lived in Chicago and York. During her time in the United States she also made her first feature film, Tough Cookies. Her film Gwendolyn, about the weightlifter and retired assyriologist Gwendolyn Leick from London, received several awards, including the Franz Grabner Award. In 2019 she received the Austrian Outstanding Artist Award for documentary film.