Born in 1968 in Sunderland, United Kingdom, she moves to Austria in 1977. She lives and works in Vienna, where she studied Journalism and Communication Science as well as Art History at the Vienna University.
Jeanette Pacher is a curator for contemporary art. Since 2007, she has realized around 40 exhibitions at the Vienna Secession in close collaboration with international artists, among these a wide variety of large-scale, immersive installations, film and video installations as well as spatial and site-specific interventions. She lectures at the Site-Specific Art department at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and was member of the editorial board of Ö1 Kunstradio, a weekly radio show dedicated to radio art. She has realized a number of projects as freelance curator and editor.