Lena Rosa Händle was born in Berlin and studied artistic photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig (Diploma, 2011; Master/Meisterschülerin, 2013) and at the Facultat de Belles Arts, Barcelona.
Her work was shown, among others, in Vienna (KUNST HAUS WIEN, Künstlerhaus Wien, Xhibit, Academy of Visual Arts Vienna, das weisse haus, VBKÖ, Kubus EXPORT der transparente Raum), Leipzig (Spinnerei, Halle 14, Werkschauhalle), Berlin (Schwules Museum, CO, KN), Salzburger Kunstverein, Barcelona and Istanbul.
She authored the artist book Laughing Inverts with Kehrer Publisher Heidelberg/Berlin (2015) and was nominated for the German Photobook Award (2016); She was Artist in Residence of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, (BKA) in New York City (2017). She is distinguished with several scholarships (among others of the Federal Chancellery of the Repubic of Austria (Start-Stipendium 2018), Rosa-Luxemburg, Cultural Foundation of the free State of Saxony), and Fundings (among others Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, Society of Friends of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and her work is part of the Public Art Collection, Dresden, the Public Art Collection of the City of Vienna (MA7) and the Collection of the Gay Museum in Berlin.
Since 2005 she teaches in different formats in self-organized as well as institutional contexts. She was part of the queer-feminist artist group Gabifront and the Off-Space T.V.O.D. in Berlin (2009-11) and has curated and co-curated exhibitions and symposia in Leipzig and Vienna (No Animals Were Harmed During this Production, 2012; Counter/Acting Self-Organised Universitities, Vienna, 2014). She was assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2013-17).