Kirsten Geisler, born in Berlin, lives and works in Haarlem and Berlin. Since the mid-1990s she has been focusing on the representation of three-dimensional bodies in virtual space, and increasingly on the manipulability and design of beauty. Her work group Virtual Beauties conducts an ongoing exploration into the representation of the human body in the virtual world and its intangible presence. From 1996 to 2005 Geisler was guest professor at the Department of New Media at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Hilversum. In 1992 she became founding director of the Institute for Graphic and Media Arts in Haarlem, a position she held until 2005. Her work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires (2009), the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, PAN I Palazzo delle Arti in Naaples (2007), Musac, the Museo De Arte Contemporaneo in Leon (2005), the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2002), the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (2000), the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, the Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf (1999), and GEM—Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Den Haag (1996/2002).