Ulrike Rosenbach was born in 1943 in Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany. She studied sculpture at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf from 1964 to 1970, under such teachers as Norbert Kricke and Joseph Beuys. After her time as a lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts, Ulrike Rosenbach was appointed professor of New Media Art at the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunste Saar, where she was a lecturer until 2007. She participated in the Venice Biennale in 1980 and 1984.
Her work was included in the exhibition 'Dancing with Myself' (2018) at Punta della Dogana.