Born 1972 in Nuremberg/Germany.
After education in the garment field at the Berufsfachschule für Design (vocational school for design) of the Lette-Verein in Berlin, she studied visual communication at the University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin and photography at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.
One of Steiner’s current photographic projects deals with the German social state, treating forms of documentary photography in artistic ways.
Selected group exhibitions: »Jacke wie Hose«, Kunstpartner, Regensburg (2007); »Drei Positionen«, Kunstverein Regensburg (2006); »Ansichten«, Kunstverein Regensburg (2005), »We’ve Moved«, Armory Centre for the Arts, Pasadena, CA/USA (2003) and »Some More than Others«, thesis show, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles (2003).
In 2005 Ina Steiner received amongst others the NaFöG graduate grant from the Berlin Senate for Science, Research and Art and in 2002 an annual North Atlantic grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).