Ines Doujak was born in Klagenfurt in 1959 and completed an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in 1975. From 1988 until 1993, she studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she obtained her diploma. She was project leader and key researcher in the research projects “Loomshuttles, Warpaths” (2010–2018) and “Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom” (2013–2014) at the Vienna Secession, which were both funded by the programme for arts-based research of the Austrian Science Fund.
Ines Doujak has received several prizes, for instance the City of Vienna Prize for Fine Arts in 2007, the Honorary Prize of the Culture Award of the Province of Carinthia in 2017 and the Austrian Art Prize in 2022. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions, for instance at the Vienna Secession (2002), the Salzburger Kunstverein (2005) or the Kunsthalle Wien (2021) as well as in group exhibitions, for instance at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), the MACBA, Barcelona (2015) or the Lentos Museum, Linz (2018). She also took part at the documenta 12 in Kassel in 2007 as well as the Busan Biennale, Korea (2012), the Bienal de São Paulo (2014), and the Liverpool Biennial (2021). She lives and works in Vienna.