Antje Rieck was born in Ulm, Germany, in 1970. She grew up and studied in Munich. In the mid-1990s, she moved to Turin, Italy, where she set up her own studio. From the very beginning, she has worked with marble which has become her guide in the quest for a pure language. Starting in 1997, the artist began her rise landing in international group and solo shows.
Antje Rieck has won several awards and recognitions, including the Cesare Pavese prize for sculpture, 1997, and the Targetti Art Collection award, where she was the finalist as well as her recent participation in the International Biennial of Sculpture. In addition, she has received important commissions from the public and private sector, among which the monument to Canale d'Alba stands out. In 2006, the monument to the Ardeatine martyrs was inaugurated, which had been commissioned by Italgas for the city of Rome. Her project for the Merz Foundation received particular interest for its collaboration with the Teatro Regio: a video-stage setting made for "Aqua", directed and choreographed by Robert Castle, with a creative reconstruction of fragments of the (now lost) original score by Willy Merz.